RATINGS! Broadchurch returns with huge viewing figures, The Nightly Show starts strong

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Broadchurch returned to ITV last night for its third and final series with big viewing figures.

An average audience of 7.5 million watched the first episode of the new series between 9PM and 10PM, making for ITV's best drama ratings since 2015, which were also set by Broadchurch.

The big numbers gave new late night series The Nightly Show a big lead in for its first ever episode.

A strong average audience of 2.9 million tuned in for the opening half-hour, however numbers dropped from 3.8 million down to 2.2 million by the end.

The new series is set to air every week night at 10PM on ITV for eight weeks, with a different host each week. David Walliams started the show last night and will be back this evening and for the rest of this week's episodes.

Elsewhere last night, Coronation street topped the soaps with 7.1 million viewers for its second of two episodes on the night; the first had 6.6 million. Emmerdale had 6.2 million viewers while EastEnders had 5.9 million over on BBC One.

In the battle of the game shows, The Chase had 3.8 million on ITV to Pointless' 3.1 million on BBC. Tipping Point had 2.4 million.

On BBC Two, 3 million watched University Challenge while 2.6 million tuned in for former Bake Off judge Mary Berry's new show Mary Berry Everyday.

Over on E4, new dating show Game Of Clones had 300,000 viewers.

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