Robot Wars returned to BBC2 with 2 million viewers, beating the final overnight audience of another Sunday night series rebooted by BBC2 this year, Top Gear.
The show first appeared on BBC2 in 1998, peaked in its first incarnation with 6 million viewers, before tailing off to just 1.2 million and ending up on Channel 5.
Robot Wars also has its own Russian and American Versions. Japan have humanoids.
Robot Wars launch show presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon.
In this episode, the most famous fighting robot in history, Razer, faces up against a host of other fighting robots for the chance to become the Robot Wars champion. Eight teams made up of families and friends from across the country put their homemade robots to the test. The winner at the end of this show will go forward to the grand final.
It was a good night for BBC2, with Robot Wars being followed by the first of a new series of Dragons’ Den, which had 2.9 million viewers, a 14.4% share, from 9pm.
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