More of us than ever are watching people watch TV… Channel 4’s Gogglebox pulled in its highest ever overnight viewing figures as it returned on Friday for series five, with four million tuning in as the hit reality show claimed victory in the 9pm slot.
Gogglebox’s 18.3% share of the audience was enough to beat swashbuckling BBC1 drama The Musketeers (3.02 million; 14%) ITV’s new Bear Grylls celebrity-fuelled series Mission: Survive (2.94 million; 13.6%), BBC2 travelogue Italy Unpacked (1.27 million; 6.4%) and NCIS: New Orleans on Channel 5 (0.91million; 4.2%).
The opening episode saw the country’s favourite couch potatoes giving their two cents on everything from UKIP: The First 100 Days to 50 Shades of Grey.
The ratings success rounds off a good month for Channel 4’s popular Friday night offering, which was nominated for Best Factual Entertainment series at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
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