Omid Djalili has held on to the 3.4million audience for his BBC One show.
Viewing figures for the second edition of his show, which went out at 9.30pm on Saturday, are exactly the same as last week.
He said: ‘It’s great news, considering new comedies traditionally drop off in week two.’
The ratings are not huge for a prime-time Saturday slot, but BBC executives are believed to be happy that the show is holding up against I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, which is traditionally a ratings juggernaut.
This week, 7.2 million viewers tuned into the jungle exploits, but next week the reality show will have finished its run, which will give a more accurate picture of Djalili’s appeal.
Last week, the comic said that the champagne bottles would be opened if the programme exceeded 3 million viewers for a second week.
BBC One’s Friday night comedy line-up is also continuing its solid ratings performance, with the Green Green Grass attracting 5.7 million at 8.30pm.
Have I Got News For You’s 5.3 million at 9pm and The Armstrong & Miller Show’s 3.6 million at 9.30pm were both slightly down on a fortnight ago, before their runs were interrupted by Children In Need.