Unofficial figures show that episode two of Series Four,The Fires of Pompeii, was watched by 8.1 millionviewers, giving it a 36.7% share of the total television audience.
The programme was the most 2nd most watched of the day, being beaten by ITV1's Britain's Got Talentwhich got 8.8 million. It won the time slot, beating All Star Mr and Mrs which came third for the day with 6.3 million viewers.
The audience peaked in the last quarter hour at 8.5 million. The programme currently stands as the 11thmost watched of the week. Final figures, will be released by BARB in ten days time.