RATINGS! BAFTAs, The Durrells, Grantchester, Bigheads, The Island viewing figures

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The TV BAFTAs dipped to their lowest ratings in five years last night.

The annual awards ceremony over two hours averaged 3.7 million viewers between 8PM and 10PM, down 500,000 on the Barbara Windsor doc which aired in the same slot last week.


The number is also well down on last year's 4.5 million figure and is in fact the least watch ceremony since 2012 when 3.5 million tuned in.

The low rating left Countryfile, which aired from 7PM on BBC One, to top the night's ratings with 5.6 million viewers - up a hefty 1.1 million on last week.

Over on ITV, drama The Durrells and Grantchester both continued with their latest episodes both scoring 4.4 million viewers.

The Durrells was down 300,000 on last week's number but Grantchester climbed 200,000 week-on-week.

Earlier in the evening, Jason Manford's new wacky gameshow Bigheads dropped to a series low of 1.9 million viewers, down 400,000 on last week's show.


The series had started last month with 2.8 million viewers but has dropped every episode since.

Finally, over on Channel 4 at 9PM, The Island with Bear Grylls concluded its 2017 series with around 1.4 million viewers while follow up Surviving the Island with Bear Grylls had just under a million at 10PM.

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