On BBC One at 8.30pm, a new series of 'Scrappers' following Lyndsay and Terry running their multi-million pound scrap empire attracted 3.28 million viewers (a 18.0% share). The show was also popular on TVRage, with 2,496 unique hits, placing it fifth in the most visited shows of the day. 'Who Do You Think You Are?' returned for it's new series at 9pm, with the opening episode focusing on Julie Walters, the show attracted 4.6 million viewers (a 23.1% audience share). A new episode of 'Motorway Cops' aired at 10.35pm, with some illegal immigrants found in the back of a HGV in West Yorkshire, attracting 2.28 million viewers (a 18.9% share).
On BBC Two, a new episode of 'Natural World' aired at 8pm, following the story of Lily the world's most famous bear, attracting 1.2 million viewers, a 6.5% audience share. 'The Honourable Woman' followed at 9pm, with 1.5 million viewers tuning into Nessa finding out who is responsible for the wiretap (a 7.5% share).
Over on itv at 7.30pm, 'Tonight' exposed what risks children face when playing out, attracting 2.6 million viewers (a 14.8% share). 'Harbour Lives' continued at 8.30pm as Ben discovered more about the art of survival on the Dorset coast, attracting 2.2 million viewers (a 12.1% share). At 9pm, the opening episode of 'Kids with Cameras: Diary of a Children's Ward' began with 1.5 million viewers (a 7.6% audience share).
Channel 4's 'Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year' competition, drew to a close at 8pm, attracting 1.6 million viewers (a 8.4% share). After a repeat of 'Embarassing Bodies' at 9pm, the opening episode of the second series of 'First Time Farmers', featuring farmers from Hertfordshire attracted 769,200 viewers at 10pm (a 4.9% share).
Channel 5's 'Countdown to Murder' looked at the demise of Gemma McCluskie at 8pm, attracting 707,100 viewers (a 3.8% share). 'Autopsy' looked at the death of actress Brittany Murphy at 9pm, with 928,800 viewers tuning in (a 4.9% share). 'Big Brother' followed at 10pm, as the housemates had a chance of bumping up the prize money to £125,000, attracting 1.2 million viewers (a 7.5% share). 'Big Brother's Bit on the Side' featured Christopher Biggins and Dani Harmer at 11pm and attracted 652,800 viewers (a 6.8% share).
'Doctors' attracted 978,900 viewers at 1.45pm yesterday, a 16.3% audience share tuned in as Heston's paranoia, got more out of control. A hour long 'EastEnders' aired at 7.30pm, with Stacey receiving a visit from her family, the show won the overall night's ratings with 5.74 million viewers tuning in (a 31.0% share).
A dramatic double 'Emmerdale' aired on itv last night with the 7pm episode attracting 5.12 million viewers (31.4% share), and the 8pm episode attracting 4.32 million viewers (a 22.1% share). In the episodes Donna and Ross found themselves in a dangerous situation.
'Hollyoaks' attracted 828,800 viewers (a 5.6% share) on Channel 4 at 6.30pm, with John Paul's concerns for Ste growing.
On Channel 5, 'Home & Away' attracted 177,800 (2.7% share) viewers at 1.15pm, with 527,900 (4.0% share) tuning into the 6pm repeat showing of the episode in which Spencer continued to pursue Evelyn. 'Neighbours' followed at 1.45pm, with 629,500 viewers, a 10.4% share and the 5.30pm repeat attracting 699,800 viewers, a 6.5% share of the audience, as Paul finally decided to get some help.
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