Saturday Live's ratings struggle

ITV beaten by Omid Djalili Show

ITV’s one-off revival of Saturday Live couldn’t compete with BBC One’s Omid Djalili Show on Saturday night.

The Marcus Brigstocke-hosted show attracted just 2.7 million viewers – more than a million fewer who tuned into the third Djalili show.

The Anglo-Iranian stand-up was seen by 3.9 million, up 500,000 on the previous two weeks when he was up against the ratings juggernaut of ITV1’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The final of the jungle show on Friday night hit the Armstrong And Miller Show, which still recorded 3.7 million viewers, but did not seem to damage Have I Got News For You too badly, which attracted 5.3million.

Also on Friday night, BBC2’s QI took 2.5million, while on Channel 4 My Name Is Earl won 1.3million, while a repeat of the Peter Kay comedy Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere was seen by 1.2million

Published: 3 Dec 2007

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