As expected, the ratings for the second season premiere of The Fall saw a significant bump once time-shifted viewing was factored in.
Per consolidated ratings, the episode, which originally aired on Thursday November 13th at 9pm, drew a total audience of 3.5 million viewers.
That represents a huge increase of just over 1 million viewers or 40% on the initial overnight audience of 2.5 million viewers. While that is the biggest percentage bump the show has ever seen in consolidated ratings (the previous record was 38%), it is nevertheless down on the average consolidated audience for the show’s first season (4.3 million viewers).
Given the stiffer competition that The Fall has been facing in its time-slot since last week, most notably ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, the size of the uplift between overnights and consolidated is expected to continue to grow, with sources suggesting that more than half of the audience may be watching via catch-up in the weeks ahead.