Capello shows Sugar who's boss with 7.9m viewers

LONDON - ITV1's World Cup qualifier coverage of England's 2 -1 win against the Ukraine beat the second episode of BBC One's 'The Apprentice' with 7.9m viewers, according to unofficial overnight figures.

The match, which saw England manager Fabio Capello celebrating after a late goal from John Terry put his side ahead after a first half goal from Peter Crouch, attracted 7.9m viewers and a 33.1% share of the 7.30pm-10.15pm audience. It peaked in the 8.30pm-8.45pm time slot with 9.3m viewers.

'The Apprentice' dropped 1.7m viewers from its first instalment last week to 6.4m viewers and a 25.2% share of the 9pm to 10pm audience.

The women's team won this week's catering task after the men made a £160 loss despite having sandwich shop owner Rocky Andrews as their captain.

Andrews paid the price for the failure, becoming the second apprentice to be fired by Sir Alan Sugar this series.

The third episode of Channel 4's 'The Sex Education Show vs Pornography', which saw presenter Anna Richardson discussing how pornography is affecting mainstream fashion and beauty, pulled in 1.8m viewers and a 6.9% share of the 9-10pm audience. Including Channel 4+1 figures it reached 2.2m viewers.

BBC Two's 'Alan Whicker's Journey of a Lifetime' documentary series, looking back at the best of the British journalist and broadcaster through clips, drew 1.6m viewers and a 6.3% share of the audience.

Five's 'Extraordinary People: Freak Show Family' documentary, featuring a group of Indonesian circus performers whose shocking medical conditions made them the star attraction in a travelling freak show, netted 928,000 viewers and a 3.5% share of the audience.

 

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