The Nightly Show ratings drop to a new low for final episode of the week

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ITV's The Nightly Show dropped to a new low last night for the final episode of the week.

Yesterday was episode five of ITV's new week night chat show and fewer than 1.2 million viewers tuned in.

It was the lowest rating of the first week, 200,000 down on Thursday's episode and also below Tuesday's previous low. The series launched with 3 million viewers on Monday night as David Walliams took charge of the show for its opening week.

The Britain's Got Talent judge will now be replaced by comedian John Bishop who will take the helm from next Monday for week two.

It was reported this week that ITV were prepared to move The Nightly Show to a later timeslot if its ratings fail to stabilise.

It's thought that The Nightly Show's ratings benchmark is 1.8million viewers - the average audience achieved by the News At Ten last year.

However, only two of its five episodes in the first week have hit this target.

According to the Radio Times, ITV programming chief Kevin Lygo may now bump it to a later timeslot.

"If it continues to tank in the ratings then he will have no choice," a source told the publication.

Elsewhere in last night's TV ratings, American TV series Lethal Weapon started with 3.2 million viewers on ITV at 9PM, just losing out to Not Going Out on BBC One.

Coronation Street was the most watched soap, enjoying 6.5 million viewers to EastEnders' and Emmerdale's 5.6 million.

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