‘Single Father’, starring Tennant as a widowed father with young children, had an average audience of 5.06 million between 9pm and 10pm on BBC One and BBC HD, a 19.1% share of the available audience.
‘The X Factor’ results show, which saw singer Nicolo Festa and band FYD get kicked out of the competition, had an average audience of 13.14 million between 8pm and 9pm, 46.2% share of the TV watching audience.
The peak audience for ‘The X Factor’ was 14.7 million viewers at 8.50pm, up 200,000 from the same show last year.
The results show of BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ won an average audience of 9.18 million on BBC One and BBC HD between 7.30pm and 8pm last night, a 36% share of the TV watching audience.
ITV’s new living soap, ‘The Only Way Is Essex’, managed an average audience of 1.0 million between 10pm and 11pm last night, a 5.7% share of the TV watching audience.
Last night’s show included scenes of Essex boy Mark attending his on/off girlfriend's birthday party with another girl. It attracted a peak audience of 1.2 million.