BBC Two’s The Fall continues to post significant ratings gains when consolidated figures (live+7) are factored in.
The show’s second episode, which originally aired on Monday May 20th at 9pm, was watched by a consolidated audience of 4.2 million viewers. That represents a gain of nearly 0.8 million viewers or 24% on the initial overnight rating of 3.4 million viewers. Week-to-week that represents a total audience drop off of a mere 0.3 million viewers or 7%, when compared to the 4.5 million viewers who watched the series premiere. The decent audience retention had been indicated by the initial overnight figures, where between week one and week two the series lost only 0.1 million viewers or 3% of its audience.
Elsewhere on the night of Monday May 20th, the second episode of Channel 4′s documentary series Skint pulled in 3.2 million viewers, adding 0.5 million viewers or 19% to its overnight audience of 2.7 million viewers; and over on Channel 5 the special showing of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation added 0.8 million viewers or 44%, building on the initial audience of 1.8 million to deliver 2.6 million viewers.