The first episode of ITV1’s two-part drama DCI Banks attracted a healthy audience of 5.6 million with a 23% share at 21:00. It beat the slot average by 3 points and outperformed last week’s drama, Bouquet of Barbed Wire, by 4 points. DCI Banks won the battle for drama viewers, beating BBC1’s Spooks which lost 1 point on last week’s first in the series to take an audience of 5.2 million and a 22% share.