763,000 watch Steps star's 'Fat Wedding'
Wednesday, May 6 2009, 12:16 BST
By Dan French
Claire Richards: My Big Fat Wedding performed well for BBC Three last night, according to the latest ratings figures.
The 9pm show, which followed the former Steps singer as she battled to lose weight ahead of her wedding, was seen by 763k (3.5%).
Also on the multichannel stations, a lowly 260k (1.6%) tuned in for the latest episode of Prison Break on Sky1 at 10pm. The show previously averaged 476k for the channel during its 16-episode run last year.
Elsewhere, 3.99m (16.4%) watched the final episode of BBC One's Richard Fleeshman-fronted drama at 9pm. The show has lost 610k viewers since its debut last month.
CSI drew 2.66m (10.9%) for Five, while the second part of Channel 4's Born To Be Different: Turning Nine managed 1.75m (7.2%).
BBC Two's How Britain Got The Gardening Bug, narrated by Caroline Quentin, took 1.59m (6.6%) between 8.30pm and 10pm, while ITV1's UEFA Champions League coverage averaged 7.48m (31.8%) between 7.30pm and 10pm.
Earlier, at 8pm, Holby City attracted 4.91m (20.6%) for BBC One, Gok's Fashion Fix put in 2.09m (8.8%) for Channel 4, and 791k (3.3%) tuned in for Five's Riddles Of The Romanovs: Revealed.
Wainwright Walks interested 1.25m (5.4%) for BBC Two between 8pm and 8.30pm.
Overall, ITV1 came top during primetime with an average share of 27.9% to BBC One's 21.7%. Channel 4 was third with 8.1% (+1: 0.7%), followed by Five's 6.1% and BBC Two with 5.8%.
Ratings data supplied by Attentional