Sheridan eclipses Big Brother

IT wasn’t just the Scottish News of the World that lost out to Tommy Sheridan MSP; Channel 4’s Big Brother was also given a right good spanking – this time in terms of TV viewing figures.

Spike understands that while the Channel 4 programme peaked at 220,000 viewers in Scotland, a documentary about the former Scottish Socialist Party leader’s successful defamation claim against the Sunday tabloid – broadcast by BBC Scotland on Monday evening – raked in an average 375,000.

Or, to put it another way, some 26 per cent of all Scottish households that had the telly on at the time.

And, by a margin of at least two-to-one, the ‘Sunbed One’ also beat both the ITV news and Scotsport SPL.