Last night an edition of Coronation Street got nearly twice the number of viewers, averaging 4.57 million between 7.30 and 8.30pm, a share of 21.3%.
The soap had an additional 827,000 watching the ITV HD Channel, a share of 1.4%. When it was airing against Top Gear, the ITV show held steady with an average of more than 4.5m viewers on the main channel and 826,000 on the HD Channel.
Top Gear was competing with the Switzerland v France Euro 2016 game on BBC1, which averaged 6.29 million for the entirety of the programme between 7.30pm and 10.05pm.
On Channel 4, Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service averaged 1.17 million, a share of 5.2%.
Last night’s Top Gear was also slightly down on last week’s showing when the show pulled in 2.37m viewers. Episode two attracted 2.8m according to the overnights, with the opening episode averaging 4.4 million viewers.
Sunday night’s show was the fourth in the six part run and saw new hosts Chris Evans, Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz and Matt LeBlanc head for Venice in cheap second hand cars. Adventurer Bear Grylls and physicist Brian Cox were the Stars in a RallyCross Car.
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years writing for Stage newspaper, Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times, The Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.