Big Brother went head-to-head with its former frontwoman Davina McCall last night in a scheduling clash with Million Pound Drop Live.
Only 50,000 viewers separated the two, but Channel 4′s quiz show emerged victorious with 1.36 million (a 5.9% share of audiences) to Channel 5′s 1.31 million (5.6%) for Benedict’s eviction.
1.31 million for a Friday episode is remarkably low, but now that it’s only really the hardcore fans who are still watching BB, the weekly live broadcasts tend to be fairly consistent ratings-wise with the other days of the week. In fact, only last week 1.32 million viewers chose it over ITV2′s The Only Way Is Marbs, which had just over 0.9m.
Elsewhere, 8 Out Of 10 Cats achieved its highest audience since 2010 thanks to the promise of Jimmy Carr’s tax shame being addressed. It had 2.5 million people watching.
The Graham Norton Show entertained 3.74 million from 10.35pm.