Traffic Cops pips Wired with 4.5m viewers on BBC One

LONDON - 'Traffic Cops' pulled in 4.5m viewers on BBC One beating ITV1 bank fraud drama 'Wired', which dropped 800,000 viewers from its debut last week, according to unofficial overnight figures.

'Traffic Cops', a documentary series about traffic police in Humberside, narrated by Jamie Theakston, attracted 4.5m viewers and a 20% share of the 9pm-10pm audience.

Last night's instalment, called 'Bad Boys', saw the cops take on young car crooks playing dangerous games of "catch-me-if-you-can".

The second part of ITV1's bank fraud drama 'Wired', starring Laurence Fox and Jodie Whittaker, drew 4m viewers, 800,000 down on its debut last week, giving it a 17.7% share.

BBC Two's six-part 'Amazon with Bruce Parry' documentary concluded last night with 2.9m viewers (12.8%) tuning in to see Parry made an honorary son of the Kayapo tribe.

'Extraordinary Animals in the Womb', a documentary showing the development of a kangaroo, a shark, a penguin and a wasp from conception to birth, netted 1.5m viewers and a 7.2% share of the 9pm-10.30pm audience for Channel 4. Including Channel 4+1 figures it reached 1.7m.

Five's adventure series 'Unbreakable', which last night saw the volunteers endure a week of gruelling navy training in Portsmouth, pulled in 700,000 viewers and a 3% share in the same slot.

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