RATINGS! The Generation Game, Change Your Tune, Durrells, Good Karma Hospital and more viewing figures

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Here’s a look at the latest UK TV viewing figures for Sunday’s night of television (April 1).

On BBC One, Countryfile topped the night with an average audience of 5.9 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 first episode secured 5.2 million viewers.

The figure is not too far off the 5.8 million that watched the last revival back in 2005 with Graham Norton. A second special will air next Sunday night, after the original four episode series was cut to just two showings.

Afterwards, new three-part drama Ordeal By Innocence began with 5 million viewers. 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 had viewers changing the channel. A weak audience of fewer than 2 million watched the opening episode between 7PM and 8PM. It followed a repeat of The Chase Celebrity Special which had over 3 million tuning in.

The Durrells’ third series followed at 8PM and took a big hit, falling to 3.9 million from last week’s 4.9 million and the previous Sunday’s 5.6 million viewers. The episode was down around 500,000 on last year’s instalment.

After, The Good Karma Hospital’s series two continued with 4.1 million viewers, down 700,000 viewers week-on-week. Like The Durrells, The Good Karma Hospital was down year-on-year, by just over 200,000 viewers.


Elsewhere, a repeat of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – with only Dec – was one of the most watched programmes during the day.

A showing a midday had 600,000 viewers, more than twice as many that watched a repeat of The Voice’s semi-final.

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