Bill, Kate & Simon, Autumnwatch Team.
Some audience figure information… (Guardian)
TV overnights: BBC2 wildlife show Autumnwatch debuted with an impressive 3.8m viewers, matching the success of Springwatch earlier in the year. By Chris Tryhorn.
BBC2 wildlife show Autumnwatch debuted with an impressive 3.8 million viewers last night, matching the success of Springwatch earlier in the year.
The programme, hosted by Bill Oddie, had a 17% share of the audience between 8pm and 9pm, putting it level with Tonight with Trevor McDonald on ITV1 in the first half of the hour.
Both programmes were up against BBC1's EastEnders, which attracted 8.5 million viewers, a 38% share, according to unofficial overnights.
In its second half-hour, Autumnwatch faced the second Monday instalment of Coronation Street, which took 9.1 million viewers and a 38% share.
Autumnwatch runs nightly at 8pm for the next two weeks, following Oddie and co-presenter Kate Humble as they look for animal activity from their base at the Martin Mere nature reserve in Lancashire.