RATINGS! Kiri, Girlfriends, Celebrity Big Brother and soap viewing figures

Kiri

Here's a round up of all the latest viewing figures from last night's TV, Wednesday January 17.

Channel 4's new drama series Kiri continued with 2.5 million viewers last night.

The four part show stars Sarah Lancashire, Lucian Msamati and Lia Williams. Written by Jack Thorne, the drama concerns a young black girl Kiri (Felicia Mukasa), due to be adopted by a white foster family, who is abducted - and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety that follows.

The opening episode last week had averaged just over 3.2 million viewers, dropping to 2.5 million for last night's second instalment.

Opposing Kiri in the 9PM slot, ITV's Girlfriends rose week-on-week to 4.3 million viewers but this was still down on the opening episode's 5.2 million figure.

Earlier on in the evening on ITV, Coronation Street was the most watched show of the day with 7.3 million and 6.4 million for its two episodes. 6.9 million watched Emmerdale.

3.9 million watched new game show Britain's Brightest Family, fronted by Anne Hegerty aka The Governess from The Chase, which achieved the same viewing figures.

On BBC One, the football had 4 million viewers across the evening.

Finally, on Channel 5, Celebrity Big Brother had 1.4 million viewers. This was down slightly on Tuesday's number and 100,000 below last week's Wednesday episode.

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