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RATINGS! Benidorm, DIY SOS, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and more viewing figures

Series 10 of ITV comedy Benidorm continued with 4.4 million viewers last night.


The new series of Benidorm sees legendary comedy duo Hale & Pace join the cast as undercover detectives investigating Tim Healy’s character Les/Lesley, who returns to the series full time.

The nine-episode series also sees Shane Richie back, reprising his role as lively entertainer Sammy Valentino and John Challis becomes a series regular with his character Monty Staines.

The second instalment last night (Wednesday, March 8) was watched by 4.4 million viewers on ITV, an increase of 100,000 viewers on last week’s series opener.

The show beat BBC One in the 9PM slot, as Earth’s Natural Wonders interested 3 million.

Both shows were eclipsed by the soaps: Coronation Street put in a strong 7.1 million viewers for its first episode of the night while 6.5 million returned for the second instalment.

6.1 million watched Emmerdale while elsewhere on ITV, Anne Hegerty’s game show Britain’s Brightest Family continued with 3.6 million. It faced DIY SOS on BBC One which had 4.7 million viewers.

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