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The final episode of Cheers was watched by 150 million people in the United States; in Britain, the response wasn't quite the same. The 90-minute, Sunday night send-off was watched by 4.87 million which is, however, a good 1 million more than Cheers' regular audience. Despite sharing Cheers' airtime, Lady Chatterley's audience wasn't affected; indeed, it grew by 510,000 to 12.69 million.

Two of ITV's Sunday shows are struggling, though. Spitting Image's 100th episode was watched by 3.9 million viewers, barely a scratch on the 12 million of its heyday. Jeeves and Wooster's audience of 5 million is 4 million down on its regular rating of just two years ago.

All figures for week ending 13 June.

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