Law & Order UK's second outing loses out to BBC One

LONDON - BBC One's genealogy show 'Who Do You Think You Are?', this week tracing 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet' actor Kevin Whately's ancestry, beat ITV1's 'Law & Order UK' with 6m viewers, according to unofficial overnight figures.

Whately, who prides himself on being a "good leftie", discovered that one of his great-grandfathers was a businessman who left his sons a fortune, while other distant relatives made their money in the City.

It won the primetime slot with a 25.1% share of the 9pm-10pm audience.

The second episode of ITV1's homegrown version of US crime drama 'Law & Order', starring Bradley Walsh and Dervla Kirwin, came in second with 5.8m viewers and a 24.2% share of the audience. It was down 600,000 viewers on its debut last week.

Channel 4's 'Revenge of the Bin Men' documentary, featuring rows between householders and councils over new bin regimes, pulled in 1.7m viewers and a 7.1% share of the audience. Including Channel 4+1 figures it reached 1.9m viewers.

US drama 'Heroes' drew 1.5m viewers and a 6.1% share of the 9pm-9.45pm audience to BBC Two.

'Extreme Fishing with Robson Green' returned to Five for a new series with 1.4m viewers and a 5.7% share of the audience.

The first instalment saw Green venturing out on the wild waters of British Columbia, Canada, in search of caviar-rich sturgeon and prize salmon.

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