Cornish medical drama Doc Martin delivered the goods for ITV1 last night as the first episode of series five attracted a very healthy average audience of 8.4 million to the channel between 9pm and 10pm, a 32.4 per cent share of all viewers watching TV at the time.
A further 300,000 viewers chose to enjoy the beautifully shot Martin Clunes vehicle on ITV1 HD.
In the same slot last week, Coronation Street could only manage 7.8 million (a 30 per cent share) from 9pm to 9:30pm, and the Red or Black? results show delivered 5.1 million (a 20.2 per cent share) between 9:30pm and 10pm on ITV1.
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