Just 1.6m 'avin a laugh at Gervais showChannel 4 may have hailed Ricky Gervais a hero of comedy, but an hour-long documentary about him on Friday February 22 put in a less than heroic performance, coming last in its slot.
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2. advance publicity, Ricky Gervais: New Hero of Comedy could muster only 1.6 million and a 7% share in the 9pm hour, according to according to
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It was beaten by every other terrestrial channel, with the last episode in the repeat series of BBC BBC
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The final instalment of BBC2's The Choir – Boys Don't Sing came second, beating ITV (1) See interactive TV.
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The BBC2 show pulled in 3 million and a 13% share between 9pm and 10pm, up 400,000 on last week.
Moving Wallpaper gained 2.5 million and an 11% share at 9pm – up 100,000 on last week - while Echo Beach picked up 2.1 million and a 9% share at 9.30pm, up from a series low of 1.9 million the week before.
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BBC1 won the 10pm slot with its news attracting 5.2 million and a 26% share over 35 minutes, while ITV1's Al Murray's Happy Hour Al Murray's Happy Hour is a chat show presented by comedian Al Murray, and the first series aired in early 2007. It is on the British terrestrial TV channel ITV and is broadcast on Saturday nights at about 22:00. picked up 2.4 million and a 13% share over an hour.
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