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BBC 1

Docudramas and soaps continue to dominate the schedules: only (a repeated) Men Behaving Badly makes any inroads. Bubbling under: Fawlty Towers at number 18, with 6.14m viewers Programme Total (millions)

1 EastEnders (Thu/Sun) 14.40

2 EastEnders (Tue/Sun) 14.23

3 EastEnders (Mon/Sun) 14.12

4 Changing Rooms 9.04

5 Neighbours (Mon) 8.91

6 Vets in Practice 8.14

7 Lakesiders 8.05

8 Men Behaving Badly 7.91

9 Neighbours (Tue) 7.75

10 Neighbours (Thu) 7.60

ITV

Not that ITV has anything to shout about: the usual mix of soaps, broken up by the mid-week cod-roulette Wheel of Fortune. Could try harder: Babes in the Wood, at number 22 (5.88m viewers) Programme Total (millions)

1 Coronation St (Mon) 16.01

2 Coronation St (Wed) 14.25

3 Coronation St (Fri) 13.13

4 Coronation St (Sun) 11.15

5 Emmerdale (Tue/Wed) 10.36

6 Emmerdale (Thu) 9.99

7 Emmerdale (Wed) 9.85

8 Wheel of Fortune 8.45

9 Inspector Morse 8.35

10 Home and Away (Mon) 8.22

SKY 1

But at least the big two terrestrial broadcasters have some (however dubious) indigenous programming: only one of Sky 1's Top 10 is home-grown. And it's all about Brits abroad... Programme Total (millions)

1 Greece Uncovered 1.21

2 Star Trek Voyager 0.73

3 Stargate SG1 0.66

4 The Simpsons (Sun) 0.63

5 Friends 0.56

6 The Simpsons (Mon) 0.55

7 The X-Files 0.51

8 The Simpsons (Tue) 0.50

9 The Simpsons (Sun) 0.45

10 World's Scariest Police Chases 0.44

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