RATINGS! Coronation Street, EastEnders, A&E Live and more viewing figures

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Coronation Street was once again the most watched show on TV last night (May 23).

Last night’s two episodes averaged 6.7 million and 6.3 million viewers on ITV.


Both numbers were up on last week as the soap leads up to its week of 9PM specials from next Monday.

Emmerdale had 5.4 million viewers while documentary series Britain’s Busiest Airport continued with 4.2 million.

At 9PM, 2.9 million watched the second episode of A&E Live, matching Tuesday’s figure.

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS, the live documentary series tells the story of emergency medicine across a whole city, from the 999 call to the ambulance right through to treatment in A&E.

Host Davina McCall will be experiencing the drama of a major A&E department as it happens, embedded with the staff of Leeds General Infirmary across the week seeing events unfold through the eyes of the doctors, nurses and paramedics on the frontline.

The special stripped run concludes tonight (Thursday) at 9PM on ITV.

Over on BBC One last night and the channel failed to break the 3 million barrier in primetime. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 interested 2.6 million while Watchdog had 2.8 million. Documenarty The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs in the 9PM hour was seen 2.5 million viewers.

On BBC Two, further coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show saw 1.7 million viewers before 1.5 million watched Love in the Countryside.


On Channel 4, 24 Hours in A&E was the channel’s most watched programme with 1.5 million tuning in.

And finally, on Channel 5, the new episode of Rich House, Poor House had just over 1 million viewers.

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