Russell Brand/Jonathan Ross documentary fails to excite viewers

LONDON - A Five documentary about the scandal generated by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross' radio-show prank on 'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs pulled in a lowly 982,000 viewers last night, according to unofficial overnight figures.

'Russell & Ross: What the F*** Was That All About?' took a 5.7% share of the audience from 10-11.05pm.

Five today announced it will follow the programme with a documentary on the break-up of Madonna's marriage to Guy Ritchie, 'Madonna & Guy: Where Did It All Go Wrong?'. The hour-long documentary will air on Wednesday, November 12 at 10pm.

BBC One's crime drama 'Silent Witness' won the 9pm slot with 6.3m viewers and a 27% share of the audience.

Five's travel series 'Paul Merton in India' chalked up an impressive 1.8m viewers and a 7.6% share of the audience across the 9-10pm slot.

BBC Two cult sci-fi series 'Heroes' had 1.8m viewers and a 7.4% share of the audience in the same slot.

Channel 4's experimental real-life documentary series 'The Family' weighed in with 1.8m viewers and a 7.9% share of the audience at 9pm. Channel 4+1 took the ratings up to 2.2m viewers and a 9.3% share of the audience.

ITV1 aired a spin-off programme from 'The Bill' about famous actors who had made appearances on the show at the outset of their careers in the prime-time slot.

'The Bill Made Me Famous' was watched by 2.6m viewers and an 11% share of the audience from 9-10pm.




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