The first season finale of BBC Two’s recently renewed drama series The Fall pulled in the highest audience of the show’s run, consolidated figures have revealed.
The fifth episode of The Fall, which originally aired on Monday June 10th at 9pm, pulled in a consolidated audience of 4.7 million viewers, outstripping the series premiere (which was watched by 4.5 million viewers) to become the series’ highest rated episode. The consolidated figures for the finale are also up some 1.1 million viewers or 31% on the initial overnight audience of 3.6 million viewers. Across the course of its first season, The Fall has averaged an overnight audience of 3.3 million viewers and a consolidated audience of 4.3 million viewers, outpacing the first season of Line of Duty to become BBC Two’s highest rated drama series in nearly 11 years.
Elsewhere on the night of Monday June 10th at 9pm, the season finale of Vicious on ITV attracted a consolidated audience of 2.8 million viewers, showing no growth on the initial audience of 2.8 million viewers; Channel 4′s Big Fat Gypsy Weddings added 0.3 million viewers or 11%, building on the initial audience of 2.8 million to deliver 3.1 million viewers; and over on Channel 5 a feature length episode of NCIS pulled in 1.5 million viewers, posting gains of 0.2 million viewers or 15% on the overnight rating of 1.3 million viewers.