RATINGS! Broadchurch finishes with almost 9 million viewers

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings

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The final episode of ITV's Broadchurch brought in nearly 9 million viewers last night.

An average audience of 8.7 million watched between 9PM and 10PM yesterday evening as the the third and final series came to a shocking conclusion.

It was the most-watched episode of the series and up a whopping 1.4 million viewers on last week's penultimate episode.

Overall, the current run has been the most watched ever with an average audience of 7.5 million viewers, a rise of over a million on last year.

But despite the strong numbers, Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall has ruled out any more episodes as he moves on to work on Doctor Who from 2018.

"There will be tears to leave it behind, but I'm looking forward to it. I'm sure there will be more explosions and robots than in Broadchurch," he quipped.

Following the Broadchurch finale, The Nightly Show scored 2.2 million viewers for the first episode of its final week.

Dermot O'Leary was back in charge for his second week, with last night's rating up a notable 600,000 on his previous Monday show.

Earlier in the evening, Coronation Street had 6.3 million and 6.4 million viewers for its two episodes of the night while Emmerdale interested 5.6 million.

Over on BBC One, EastEnders was the most watched show of the night with 5.7 million viewers.

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