There’s no doubting that Allan Cubitt’s new drama series The Fall, which was just renewed for a second season, is a hit for BBC Two.
In addition to retaining most of its audience from week one to week two (with a loss of only 100K viewers or 3%), the series premiere, which originally aired on Monday May 13th at 9pm, has added one million viewers, according to consolidated figures. That brings the total audience for the show’s first episode to 4.5 million viewers, representing a 29% increase on the initial overnight figure of 3.5 million viewers.
The Fall‘s competitors in the Monday 9pm time-slot also made gains. ITV ‘s sitcom Vicious pulled in 2.8 million viewers, adding some 100 000 viewers and building on its overnight rating of 2.7 million viewers by 4 %; the premiere of Channel 4′s documentary series Skint added 500 000 viewers or 20%, building on the initial audience of 2.5 million to deliver 3 million viewers; and the final episode of Channel 5′s Ben Fogle: New Lives In The Wild attracted 1.4 million viewers, posting gains of 200 000 viewers or 17% on the overnight ratings of 1.2 million viewers.