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RATINGS! Generation Game, Change Your Tune, Olivier Awards, Durrells and more viewing figures

Here’s a look at the latest UK TV viewing figures for Sunday’s night of television (April 9).


On BBC One, Countryfile topped the night with an average audience of 5.3 million viewers.

It was the most watched show on Sunday night, leading in to a new revival of The Generation Game. Now hosted by Mel and Sue, the second of just two episodes dropped to 3.4 million viewers from last Sunday’s 5.2 million viewers.

Afterwards, new three-part drama Ordeal By Innocence continued with 3.5 million viewers, 1.5 million below its opening episode. The series was originally due to air over Christmas in 2017 but was delayed by reshooting.

On ITV, new singing game show Change Your Tune continued with just 1.7 million viewers between 7PM and 8PM. It followed The Chase’s latest Celebrity Special which had 3.5 million tuning in.

The Durrells’ third series followed at 8PM and 4.3 million, climbing 400,000 viewers week-on-week. The episode was also up around 100,000 on last year’s equivalent episode.

After, The Good Karma Hospital’s series two continued with 4.1 million viewers, matching its numbers week-on-week. Unlike The Durrells, The Good Karma Hospital was down year-on-year, by just over 600,000 viewers.

In a very late night slot, the Olivier Awards averaged just under 600,000 viewers between 10:20PM and gone midnight.

It was little more than a repeat of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – with only Dec – managed in the middle of the day.


A showing at midday had 400,000 viewers, while a repeat of The Voice UK’s final had 300,000 in the morning.

Elsewhere, on Channel 4, F1 coverage averaged 2.7 million viewers between afternoon and evening.