Silent Witness pulls in high of 6.1m on BBC One

LONDON - BBC One's pathologist drama 'Silent Witness' is going from strength to strength, with 6.1m viewers, a series high, tuning in last night, according to unofficial overnight figures.

The third show in the new series, which saw the team examining a woman's mutilated body that had been dumped on the motorway, attracted a 26.2% share of the 9-10pm audience to win the primetime slot.

In a battle of the travel shows, ITV1's 'Greatest Cities of the World with Griff Rhys Jones' came out on top, beating Five's 'Paul Merton in India', with 3.4m viewers and a 14.9% share in the same slot.

In the first part of the new series Rhys Jones spent 24 hours in New York engaging in activities ranging from singing with a gospel choir to cleaning the windows of a skyscraper.

'Paul Merton in India', the follow-up to the comedian's Bafta-nominated China series, drew 1.8m viewers and a 7.9% share of the 9pm audience to Five.

US drama 'Heroes', starring Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere, pulled in 2.3m on BBC Two and a 10% share of the 9-9.45pm audience.

It beat Channel 4's observational series 'The Family', documenting the Hughes' family life, which netted 2m and an 8.5% share of the 9-10pm audience.

Later in the evening a new documentary series 'Banged Up Abroad', telling the real-life stories of travellers detained overseas, attracted 1.1m viewers to Five and a 6.5% share of the 10-11pm audience.

 

Become a member of Campaign from just £88 a quarter

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.co.uk , plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Become a member

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an alert now

Partner content