BBC Two’s Gillian Anderson fronted thriller The Fall suffered a slight dip in the ratings in its fifth week on the air.
The fifth episode of the show’s six episode second season, which originally aired on Thursday December 11th at 9pm, drew a consolidated audience of 3.2 million viewers, down very slightly on the 3.3 million viewers who watched the fourth episode.
Despite dropping 0.1 million viewers/3% week-to-week, the numbers were nevertheless up by 1.1 million viewers and more than 50% on the initial overnight audience of 2.1 million viewers. The second season of The Fall 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 December 11th, the BBC Music Awards on BBC One added 0.3 million viewers or 8% to it initial overnight audience of 3.9 million viewers to deliver 4.2 million viewers; while the final part of ITV’s The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies managed 4 million viewers, posting gains of 0.9 million viewers or 29% on its initial audience of 3.1 million viewers.