The BBC's Ten O'Clock News
enjoyed a ratings victory over ITV's relaunched News
at Ten last night, according to overnight data.
ITV1's Sir Trevor McDonald-fronted bulletin averaged 4.1m viewers between 10pm and 10:25pm, and 3.8m viewers, an 18% share of the audience, over the full 35 minute news block inclusive of regional news programming. 4.9m viewers, 23% of the audience, tuned into BBC One's news output over the same period. The BBC rolled out big stories including an exclusive report by John Simpson from inside Zimbabwe in an effort to best ITN's exclusive interview with former Diana lover Hasnat Khan.