BBC Two’s Gillian Anderson fronted thriller The Fall wrapped its second season on a high note.
The extended 90 minute final episode of the show’s second season, which originally aired on Thursday December 18th, drew a total audience of 3.6 million viewers, consolidated figures have revealed.
That is up by some 1.1 million viewers or 44% on the initial overnight audience of 2.5 million viewers and also represents a new season high, eclipsing the second season premiere, which drew 3.5 million viewers.
Across the six episode second season, The Fall averaged an overnight audience of 2.2 million viewers and was a big gainer in time shifted viewing, with the average audience jumping to some 3.3 million viewers once consolidated data is factored in.
While The Fall did suffer from some ratings declines in its second season (1.1 million/33% overnight and 1 million viewers/23% consolidated), the series still beat the channel’s 12 month slot average and had a similar ratings trajectory in its second season to the already-renewed Line of Duty. It is also worth noting that The Fall also consistently smashed the ratings of its time-slot predecessor Peaky Blinders.