Real stars pull in the viewers
One of the BBC's biggest stars was outshone by a whole galaxy of them last night as BBC Two's Stargazing Live pulled in a million more viewers than Sir David Jason's comedy The Royal Bodyguard.
The BBC One show, which has been widely panned by critics, pulled in an audience of around 2.6 million in its half-hour slot from 9pm.
Stargazing Live, which ran from 8.30pm to 10pm and was presented by Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain, got an audience of around 3.8 million.
Viewers have gone online to criticise The Royal Bodyguard.
One, writing on the BBC's Points of View messageboard, said: "There will be a sigh of relief across the country when it comes to an end - whereas the BBC comedy department needs taking into a darkened room and shown some of the classic sit-coms of the not too distant past to see how it's done."
Another said "the only fun to be had with this tripe is 'guess the ratings drop!'."