RATINGS! ITV's The Nightly Show drops to 1.3 million viewers for second show

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The second episode of ITV's The Nightly Show dropped 1.6 million viewers last night.

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


Tuesday's show yesterday evening saw the drop continue, falling to an average audience of 1.3 million for the second episode.

It was actually beaten by Channel 5 in the 10PM hour with Shannon Matthews: What Happened Next scoring a fraction more viewers.

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.

Arguably The Nightly Show wasn't helped by its lead in with Play To The Whistle at 9PM securing less than 2 million viewers, while The Secret Chef had 1.5 million for what was a rather poor night for ITV. Emmerdale was the most watched show for the channel with 5.7 million viewers.

Over on ITV, new drama The Replacement launched to 5 million viewers while EastEnders had 6.2 million for its latest episode.


Earlier in the afternoon, Pointless had 2,9 million to The Chase's 3.6 million.

Elsewhere, on E4, Black-ish returned for its third season with 200,000 viewers while Celebs Go Dating had 400,000 at 10PM.

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