The Nightly Show ratings drop to lowest yet with Davina McCall as host

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Davina McCall's stint as host of The Nightly Show ended with the lowest ratings yet last night.

The former Big Brother presenter started the week with the lowest Monday numbers before viewing figures dipped to a record low on Tuesday.


Numbers rallied slightly on Wednesday and Thursday - although still well down on the equivalent episodes in the first two weeks - but collapsed again last night.

The show dropped below a million viewers at 10PM according to overnight viewing figures, with 990,000 tuning in for the Friday episode.

Overall, Davina's week in charge averaged 1.3 million viewers, down 400,000 on John Bishop's previous average last week.

The Nightly Show returns all next week at 10PM on ITV with Dermot O'Leary in charge while Ant and Dec are set to also appear in a bid to increase ratings.

Earlier in the evening on ITV and the latest episode of US import Lethal Weapon had 2.3 million at 9PM, opposite EastEnders on BBC One which had 4.4 million. The earlier of two episodes of the BBC soap had 5.2 million at 8PM.


On ITV, Emmerdale had 5.4 million while Corrie had 6.1 million and 5.5 million for its two episodes last night.

In the late afternoon battle of the game shows, Pointless has overtaken The Chase with 3.1 million viewers to 2.9 million.

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