TV Marketplace: SAS stomps on Sally

TV Marketplace: SAS stomps on Sally

BBC1's drama Rescue Me is proving to be a bit of a disappointment for Auntie. Only 3.2 million, a 14% share, tuned in last Sunday at 9pm.

The woman's magazine drama, which features Smack the Pony star Sally Philips, has lost 700,000 viewers since launching two weeks ago.

Embarrassingly for the BBC, BBC2's SAS: Are You Tough Enough? did better, pulling 3.5 million, a 16% share across the same slot last Sunday.

The Full Monty on Channel 4 did well last Sunday, attracting 4.7 million, an impressive 26% audience share, between 9.30pm and 11.15pm.

For ITV1, live coverage of the Malaysian Grand Prix also did impressive business, last Sunday between 6.45am and 9.10am, taking 1.6 million viewers, a 40% share.

The programme did especially well with male viewers, returning a 56% share of men's viewing.

BBC1's new topical impressionists show, Dead Ringers, debuted last Friday at 9.30pm, with just 4.4 million, 21%, tuning in to see the programme which originated on Radio 4.

BBC1's comedy sketch show series Lenny Henry In Pieces declined further last Friday at 9pm, managing to muster only 4.1 million, a 19% share.

Survivor 2 got off to a poor start on ITV1 on Wednesday, March 13, at 9.45pm. Only 4.2 million viewers, a 23% share, were keen to watch the contestants frolicking in the Panama surf.

The new series of Teachers started on Channel 4 last Wednesday at 10pm, grabbing 2.4 million, a 14.5% share.

On Tuesday at 9pm, When Louis...Met Chris Eubank was watched by 3.3 million, a 15.1% share.

Channel 4 didn't fare so well with its fascinating documentary - The Real James Bond, which discussed the life of the author Ian Fleming. Only 1.8 million, an 8.1% share tuned in during the same slot.

ITV1's At Home With The Braithwaites improved slightly week on week, with the second episode returning seven million viewers, a 32% share, last Tuesday at 9pm.

This was more than enough for the drama to beat BBC1's NCS: Manhunt, which took only 4.3 million, a 20% share in opposition.

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