Posted 13 November 2009 - 18:35
Misfits made an encouraging start for E4 last night, early viewing figures show.
The opening episode of the comedy drama, which follows teens with superpowers, drew 447k (2.8%) during the 10pm hour, with a further 166k (1.8%) tuning in on timeshift.
Also on the multichannel stations, Peter Andre: The Next Chapter put in 1.15m (5.3%) for ITV2 at 9pm, beating Sky1's latest Fringe episode, which had 562k (2.6%).
Elsewhere at 9pm, the fourth instalment of ITV1's Collision logged a respectable 6.51m (27.9%), 3.96m (16.9%) watched Crimewatch on BBC One, and Octomom: Me And My 14 Kids had 1.7m (7.3%) for Channel 4.
Defying Gravity managed 670k (2.8%) for BBC Two and Lethal Weapon averaged 1.2m (6.4%) for Five between 9pm and 11.30pm.
BBC One's Traffic Cops won the 8pm hour, bringing in 3.39m (14.4%). Its nearest rival, Channel 4's River Cottage, managed 2.71m (11.5%). The Restaurant logged 1.76m (7.5%) for BBC Two, and Five's Time Bomb Tunnel: Megastructures had 793k (3.4%).
Overall, ITV1 came top during primetime with an average share of 25.4% to BBC One's 20.9%. Channel 4 was third with 7.1% (+1: 0.9%), followed by BBC Two with 4.4% and Five's 4.2%.