UK TV Ratings: 'Gladiators' makes a big comeback for BBC as reboot streamlines work on ITV's 'The Masked Singer'

Gladiator She made a surprise return to British television screens on Saturday, making work easier at ITV The Masked Singer.

In the latest series of British television reruns, the series in which audience members take on wrestlers in challenges was watched by more than 6 million viewers with a 38% share, becoming the BBC's most-watched new program of the year and topping the list of most-watched new programs of the year From BBC. List of reviews. Weekend leaderboards.

The show, presented by Bradley Walsh and his son Barney, which aired for one hour from 17.50 GMT (9.50 AM PT), peaked at 6.3 million and comfortably beat ITV. masked singer, It is now in its fifth season and has been watched by 3.7 million people as of 19:00 GMT.

The ratings will be very disappointing for ITV Gladiator It aired on the channel for eight years and 13 seasons in the 1990s, becoming an icon for wrestlers. It was briefly rerun by Sky One in the late 1990s but only ran for two more seasons, but the BBC announced it was bringing it back to great fanfare last year. The show featured contestants battling one of the resident wrestlers in physically challenging events, with the goal of the contestants receiving points in the final event, The Eliminator.

Gladiator It's the most successful reboot of modern British television, and it's the best Survivor And The eldest of the brothers Late last year on the BBC and ITV.

The ratings will provide fun reading for BBC bosses with ITV taking all the plaudits over the past week for its success. Mr Bates v Post Office, Which ITV said at the weekend is now the biggest launch of a new drama in more than a decade, surpassing that Downton Abbey. The series, which put the Post Office scandal high on the British news agenda, was the most watched new drama on any channel since the BBC. Personal guard ITV said in 2018.

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