Show Me The Funny slips to less than 2 million on ITV1 primetime

Jason Manford (Show Me The Funny)

Jason Manford's new ITV talent contestant Show Me The Funny has fallen to less than 2 million viewers, sparking fears it'll be moved to a later slot for the final episodes. The show, which currently airs at 9PM on Mondays, is currently rating less than half what ITV1 usually average at the same time.

This week's episode - which was guest judged by Jo Brand and saw Rudi Lickwood eliminated - received just 1.8 million viewers, compared to the 4.4 million ITV1 usually gets at the same time.

BBC One had 8.2 million in the same slot with New Tricks, while both BBC Two and Channel 4 came close to beating ITV1 with their respective schedules.

Critics of the show have suggested the programme focuses too much on the tasks given to the stand ups, rather than the comedy itself.

The show continues next Monday at 9PM on ITV1.

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