Ratings go down-Hill

Figures slide for TV Burp

Harry Hill's TV Burp recorded its lowest audience in three years on Saturday night.

The show pulled in a still-respectable 4.3million viewers to ITV at 7pm – yet as recently as November the show was attracting viewing figures of 8 million.

This weekend’s episode was, however, up against stiff competition in the form of BBC One’s Let's Dance For Comic Relief, which waltzed off with 7.4million viewers.

Meanwhile, vintage comedy performed well for BBC Two, with a Dad’s Army rerun attracting 2.4million viewers; An Audience With Ken Dodd 2.5million and Dodd’s stand-up show Happiness, 2.1million.

Published: 28 Feb 2011

Today's comedy-on demand picks


The UK's longest-running improv team are putting a show online for the very first time since they started in 1985. They will be live-stream an hour of Sunday night footage from their archives from 7.30pm.

The line-up will feature Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson and Andy Smart.

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... including Andrew Maxwell Breaks The Internet and a streamed version of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe curio Panopticon, from the Consignia sketch group.

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