New Tricks wins TV cop drama battle

The BBC won the battle of the cop dramas last night, as the latest episode 'New Tricks' attracted an audience that was twice the size of ITV1's 'Law & Order: UK', according to unofficial overnight figures.

New Tricks: BBC show tops the ratings
New Tricks: BBC show tops the ratings

‘New Tricks’, which follows a group of retired policemen and women hired by Amanda Redman, managed an average audience of 7.12 million people, a 29.4% share of the TV watching audience.

On ITV1 and ITV1 HD ‘Law & Order: UK’, a British version of the US drama series, had an average audience of 3.11 million, a 12.8% share of the TV watching audience.

The Uefa Europa League game between Manchester City and Juventus on Channel Five attracted an average audience of 2.16 million between 7.30pm and 10.15pm, a 9.2% share of the available audience.

‘Trinny and Susannah: From Boom to Bust’, a spoof drama on the TV presenters’ attempt to get back on television, won an average audience of 1.29 million viewers across Channel 4 and Channel 4+1.

The show, which premiered on the internet, had an audience of 1.14 million on Channel 4 between 9pm and 10pm, a 4.7% share of the TV watching audience.

The first episode in the six-part history documentary series ‘Michael Wood's Story of England’ on BBC Two attracted an audience of 1.05 million between 9pm and 10pm last night, a 4.3% share of the TV watching audience.

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