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Ratings showdown sees Poldark triumph over Diana

By Lucy Mapstone

A documentary comprised of tapes featuring the late Diana, Princess of Wales helped Channel 4 score its highest overnight viewing figures in more than a year. But the controversial programme failed to beat the series finale of BBC One's period drama Poldark.

Diana: In Her Own Words, which aired from 8pm until 9.50pm on Sunday, featured footage of Diana speaking candidly and informally about her life, was watched by an average audience of 3.5m and a peak of 4.1m, according to overnight ratings.

These figures include those watching on Channel 4+1 an hour later.

Meanwhile, the final episode of the third series of Poldark drew in an average of 4.9m viewers.

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