RATINGS! The Apprentice viewing figures increase for second task

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Viewing figures for The Apprentice 2017 increased for the latest episode last night.

An average of 5.1 million viewers tuned in for the second task of the new series.


The overnight numbers - which include only those who watched the show as it aired or caught up on the same day - were up 500,000 viewers on last weekend.

An average of 4.6 million viewers had watched the first episode, the lowest ever opening numbers since the show moved to BBC One from BBC Two a decade ago in 2007.

The Apprentice increased its numbers this week despite stiff competition in the 9PM hour, with Doc Martin vying for viewers in the same slot with 5.1 million watching on ITV.

Meanwhile, The Apprentice's spin-off You're Fired had 1.3 million viewers on BBC Two, down 100,000 on last week.

The Apprentice 2017 continues Wednesday nights on BBC One at 9PM or you can catch up via the BBC iPlayer.


Elsewhere in last night's TV ratings, the soaps were the most watched shows of the day with Coronation Street securing 6.7 million and 6 million viewers for its two episodes. Emmrdale had 6.1 million.

Jack Dee's ITV comedy Bad Move had 3.9 million viewers for its fourth episode, just losing out to Eat Well for Less on BBC One at 8PM with 4 million.

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