Line of Duty has once again hit a season high in the ratings, consolidated ratings have revealed.
The fourth episode of the show’s six episode second season hit a season high of 3.5 million viewers, with seven days of consolidation. That is a huge increase of 1.2 million viewers or 52% on the initial overnight audience of 2.3 million viewers. That also represents a week-to-week gain of 0.2 million viewers or 6% on the 3.3 million viewers who watched episode 3. Season-to-date the second season of Line of Duty has been averaging an overnight audience of 2.2 million viewers and a consolidated audience of 3.2 million viewers.
Elsewhere at 9pm on the night of Wednesday March 5th, the series finale of BBC One’s Outnumbered added 1.9 million viewers to its initial overnight audience of 4.3 million viewers to deliver 6.2 million viewers; a repeat episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys – also on BBC One – managed 4.6 million viewers, posting gains of 0.7 million viewers or 18% on the overnight figures; ITV’s broadcast of the England V Denmark game was more or less flat with its overnight audience of 6 million viewers; Channel 4’s 24 Hours In A&E added 0.3 million viewers to deliver a consolidated audience of 1.9 million viewers; and NCIS on Channel 5 grew by 36%, delivering a consolidated audience of 1.5 million viewers.