RATINGS! National Television Awards, Celebrity Big Brother and more viewing figures

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Over 4.5 million viewers tuned in to the 2018 National Television Awards on ITV last night.

An average audience of 4.6 million watched the 23rd ceremony, down around 800,000 viewers on last year. The 2018 NTAs were also down 900,000 on 2016 and 2 million below 2015's figure.

The ratings are in fact the lowest overnight numbers for the National Television Awards since at least the 1990s.

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Ahead of the NTAs on ITV, Emmerdale was the most watched show on TV last night with over 6 million viewers.

Clashing with the NTA ceremony, on BBC One, EastEnders and Silent Witness both did better with 5.6 million and 5.2 million viewers respectively. Holby City however had 3.8 million.

On Channel 5, and the latest Celebrity Big Brother episode had just over 1.2 million viewers.

Going against the NTAs in the 9PM hour, it was down 200,000 viewers on the night before as a live eviction saw another housemate given the boot.

Following the show, it was announced by host Emma Willis that a further three housemates will leave in another live eviction on Friday.

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