TV ratings – November 21: Gavin & Stacey's BBC1 debut is watched by 3.2m

The BBC3 comedy Gavin & Stacey made its BBC1 debut on Friday night, with a successful second outing for its second series. By Leigh Holmwood

The BBC3 comedy Gavin & Stacey made its BBC1 debut on Friday night, November 21, drawing in 3.2 million viewers.

The repeat of the second series of the comedy, which is written by and stars James Corden and Ruth Jones, gained an average audience share of 14% between 9.30pm and 10pm, according to unofficial overnight figures.

Gavin & Stacey's two series started life on BBC3, with the first run also airing on BBC2. A Christmas special will premiere on BBC1 next month.

On Friday the final episode of After You've Gone attracted 3.1 million viewers and a 13% share on BBC1 from 8.30pm, while Have I Got News for You drew 5.2 million and a 22% share between 9pm and 9.30pm.

ITV1's jungle reality show I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! drew 7.8 million and a 34% share in the 9pm hour.

BBC2's best-rating show on Friday was Strictly Come Dancing spin-off It Takes Two with 2.9 million viewers and a 14% share between 6.30pm and 7pm.

The second part of BBC2's documentary series The Barristers picked up 1.4 million and a 6% share in the 9pm hour.

Channel 4's most-watched show was quiz Deal or No Deal with 2.4 million and a 21% share between 4.15pm and 5pm, with a further 77,000 watching on Channel 4 +1 an hour later.

The fourth instalment of Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live attracted 1.5 million and a 6% share at 9pm, with a further 193,000 on Channel 4 +1.

Channel 4 also launched a new series of its comedy The IT Crowd on Friday night, picking up 1.3 million and a 6% share between 10pm and 10.35pm. Another 179,000 watched on Channel 4 +1.

Channel Five's best performer of the day was the Australian soap Neighbours with 1.5 million and a 9% share between 5.30pm and 6pm, while a repeat of the US drama NCIS drew 1.5 million and a 7% share in the 9pm hour.

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