On BBC one last night, the evenings entertainment began with a new episode of 'Pointless Celebrities' featuring Stefan Dennis, Rebekah Elmaloglou, Laila Morse, Nina Wadia, Deena Payne, Claire King, Ray Quinn and Louis Emerick , at 5.40pm, attracting 3.3 million viewers, a 22.7% share. This was followed by the first elimination in the second episode of 'Tumble' at 6.30pm, in which TV presenter Andrea McLean left the compettion, attracting 3.3 million, a 20.2% share. At 8pm, 'The National Lottery: Break the Safe' aired attracting 3.4 million viewers, a 19.2% share. Followed by bickering brothers in Casualty at 8.50pm, attracting 4.3 million viewers, a 22.2% share. The evenings highest rated programme was a repeat showing of 'Mrs Browns Boys' that followed at 9.45pm, attracting 4.8 million viewers, a 26.6% share. After the news, 'Match of the Day' returned for it's 50th series, attracting 3.7 million viewers, a 29.2% share, at 10.30pm. This was followed by 'The Football League Show' at 11.55pm, attracting 757,700 viewers, a 14.8% share.
On BBC Two, the day was again heavily dominated by athletics coverage, but at 7pm, 'Proms Extra' attracted 328,400 viewers, a 2.0% share. A classic episode of 'Dads Army' aired at 7.45pm, attracting 1.3 million viewers, a 7.2% share. 'Great War Diaries' aired at 8.15pm, as an Australian piano teacher attempted to escape, attracting 823,400 viewers, a 4.5% share. At 9.15pm, Andrew Marr looked at the story of Scottish writer, James Boswell in the opening episode of 'Andrew Marr's Great Scots: The Writers Who Shaped A Nation', the show attracted 662,300 viewers, a 3.6% share. This was followed by a repeat of 'QI XL' at 10.20pm, attracting 800,800 viewers, a 5.1% share of the audience.
On itv, after a repeat of 'You've Been Framed and Famous' aired at 6.45pm, attracting 2.4 million viewers, a 14.8% share, 'Tipping Point: Lucky Stars' aired at 7.45pm featuring Ashley Roberts, Jeff Brazier and Jamelia, attracting 3.3 million viewers, a 18.2% share. At 8.45pm, a repeat of 'All Star Family Fortunes' attracted 2.9 million viewers, a 15.0% share. This was followed at 9.50pm, by the film 'Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back', which attracted 1.1 million viewers, a 6.3% share.
Channel 4's Saturday night offering featured a repeat of 'Grand Designs' at 7.05pm attracting 832,000 viewers (a 4.9% share). Other then that the night featured movies 'Iron Man' at 8pm, attracting 1.7 million viewers (a 9.0% share), and 'District 9' at 10.25pm, attracting 358,600 viewers, a 3.2% share.
On Channel 5, 'Cricket on 5' aired at 7pm, with highlights of the second day of England taking on India in the 2nd test from the Kia Oval, attracting 987,800 viewers, a 5.9% share. This was followed at 8pm by a repeat of 'The Last Secrets of 9/11' which attracted 495,200 viewers, a 2.8% share. At 9pm 'TV's Nastiest Villains with Joan Collins' attracted 363,600 viewers, a 2.3% share.
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