Rod Stewart's new J/Sony Music Entertainment set "Soulbook" is heading back to the top 10 in the U.K. following strong ratings for his TV special on ITV1.

According to J/Sony Music, mid-week sales have increased 95% on the previous week and the album, released Nov. 9, is in the mid-week top 10 albums chart. The "One Night Only" TV special on Dec. 5 peaked at over 7 million viewers, with an average audience of 5.4 million and a 25% audience share.

Its U.K. sale for the whole of last week was 44,600 according to the Official Charts Co, also an increase on the previous week of 32%, although it fell 14-16 reflecting higher seasonal sales. The total U.K. shipment for "Soulbook" is now over 250,000, according to the label.

"Soulbook" is Stewart's seventh top 10 album in the U.K. in the past 10 years; he has scored 27 top 10 U.K. albums in his lengthy career.

The album is No. 39 on the new Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 4. All of his J Records releases in the U.S. - his last six studio albums - have entered the top 5 in the Billboard 200. "Soulbook" is his 12th top five album in the U.S. and Stewart's label says his career total sales for albums and singles top 250 million worldwide.

Stewart's 2010 U.K. tour has been expanded from its initial seven dates to 16 shows including appearances at the O2 Arena in London.

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