With consolidated figures (live+7) now in, the fourth episode of BBC One’s Hunted (which originally aired Thursday October 25th at 9pm) pulled in some 4.4 million viewers. That is up by almost 1.2 million viewers on the overnights rating 0f 3.2 million viewers/14% share and represents an increase of nearly 38%.
That increase marks the series’ biggest ever overall gain in consolidated vs overnights, with the show’s premiere episode having previously gained 27% and episodes two and three having seen gains of 32%. The increase in viewership that the series has seen in the consolidated ratings is the driving force behind a potential second season, which is currently being considered by BBC/Cinemax and has led Kudos to begin staffing for season 2 with the hires of Ben Harris and Claire Wilson.
Elsewhere on the night of Thursday October 25th, BBC Two’s The Choir saw an increase of 0.5 million viewers, rising from 2.8 million viewers to 3.3 million viewers; Channel 4’s one off special The Town That Caught Tourettes posted 2.7 million viewers, making gains of 0.5 million on the initial overnights rating of 2.2 million viewers; and over on Channel 5 the premiere of mini-series Hatfields & McCoys saw an increase of 0.4 million viewers, rising from the overnights rating of 1.2 million viewers to an impressive 1.6 million viewers.