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BBC 2

A staggering 2.2m lead over Gardeners' World for the gardening make- over show, Ground Force. This can mean only one thing: trugs at dawn in the Blue Peter rockery...

Programme Total (millions)

1 Ground Force 6.74

2 Gardeners' World 4.41

3 Dad's Army 4.37

4 European Athletics (Sat) 3.75

5 Rab C Nesbitt 3.70

6 Britain At War 3.67

7 Steptoe and Son 3.58

7 Looking Good 3.26

9 European Athletics (Fri) 3.22

10 The Travel Show 2.87

ITV

Little changes in the garden that is ITV. Soaps predominate, game shows burgeon and

effloresce. But what's this? The News At Ten, in with a bullet at No.10?

Programme Total (millions)

1 Coronation St (Mon) 15.38

2 Coronation St (Sun) 14.35

3 Coronation St (Fri) 13.84

4 Coronation St (Wed) 13.30

5 Emmerdale (Tue/Wed) 10.73

6 Emmerdale (Thu) 10.17

7 Emmerdale (Wed) 9.66

8 Touch of Frost 8.42

9 Wheel of Fortune 8.05

10 News At Ten 7.91

CHANNEL 5

Family of Cops, Babysnatcher, Baby School and Family Affairs, no less than five times over - one begins to sense that Channel 5 is operating to an agenda Programme Total (millions)

1 Family of Cops 2.21

2 Legacy of Evil 1.38

3 Babysnatcher 1.33

4 Money Plays 1.23

5 Family Affairs (Thu/Fri) 1.22

6 Baby School 1.20

7 Family Affairs (Wed/Thu) 1.16

8 Family Affairs (Tue/Wed) 1.15

8 Family Affairs (Mon/Tue) 1.02

10 Family Affairs (Fri/Sun) 0.99

CHANNEL 4

Titanic Live will have been a disappointment to Channel 4, considering the ballyhoo

surrounding the show, and the excitable style in which it was made Programme Total (millions)

1 Brookside 5.25

2 Friends 5.01

3 Brookside (Wed/Sat) 4.48

4 Brookside (Tue/Sat) 4.17

5 Titanic Live 4.10

6 To Die For 3.52

7 Countdown (Mon) 3.42

8 Hollyoaks 3.34

9 Countdown (Fri) 3.23

10 Countdown (Wed) 3.00

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