The Apprentice: Series launch down 900,000 viewers
The new series of The Apprentice opened with 900,000 fewer viewers than last year's launch, overnight ratings show.
Thursday evening's opening episode on BBC One attracted an average of 5.5 million viewers, a 26.3% share of the available viewing audience.
The launch of last year's series attracted an average of 6.4 million.
The show, which sees Lord Sugar hunt for a new business idea to invest in, has moved from Wednesday to Thursday nights this year.
It was still the evening's most-watched programme, narrowly beating Emmerdale on ITV, which attracted 5.4 million to the first of its two... read more
- 10:30 Coastguard warning over 'wave dodgers'
- 10:30 Alzheimer’s disease might be caused by eating too much sugar
- 10:30 Slideshow: Crocus walk makes for colourful scenes
- 10:29 Conor McGregor shares snap of boxing session as UFC lightweight...
- 10:28 Apprentice Joe shows his skills in regional electrical competition
- 10:28 Wary of divided loyalties, a Baltic state reaches out to its Russians
- 10:28 Doctor Who spin off Class 'axed after just ONE series' due to poor...
- 10:28 Israel denies work permit to Human Right Watch researcher
- 10:28 Loose Women viewers ‘DISGUSTED’ as Janet Street-Porter calls...
- 10:28 British media have 'demonised' Ukip and made me a virtual prisoner,...
- 10:27 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: This is why I dropped Emre Can
- 10:27 Midfielder reveals all on Leeds transfer: This is why I had to join...
- 10:27 Manchester United defender: I will decide my future at the end of...
- 10:26 EXCLUSIVE: Man charged with M6 death crash which killed highways...
- 10:26 You should stop throwing coins into wishing wells immediately
- 10:26 Manchester City defender Gael Clichy reveals DJ Jazzy Jeff is his...
- 10:25 Chesterfield council: 'We can't afford to build and run an ice rink'
- 10:24 Europeans brought a deadly stomach bacteria to the Americas 500...
- 10:24 Great Barrier Reef could be hit by its WORST-EVER blast of coral...
- 10:24 Jamie Vardy movie still on track despite Claudio Ranieri sacking
- 10:23 Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela claims Frankfurt is...
- 10:22 Caught on Camera: Can you help North Wales Police find these people?
- 10:22 Growing times at hair salon in Spalding
- 10:22 SE Asia Stocks-Lower; Trump's tirade on China weighs
- 10:22 British woman ‘secretly buys apartment where Madeleine...
- 10:21 Vicky McClure talks The Replacement, Line Of Duty and those James...
- 10:21 Nuneaton woman arrested over crash which killed expectant father
- 10:20 ‘Dangerous’ road needs new crossing say worried parents
- 10:19 National award for ‘loyal’ Amelia
- 10:19 Guess who’s back! Leeds Festival date for rap star Eminem