The second season premiere of BBC Two’s Line of Duty has seen its audience rise to almost three million viewers, once consolidated figures are factored in.
Per consolidated ratings, the opening episode of the World Productions produced drama’s second season pulled in 2.7 million viewers. That is an increase of 0.9 million viewers or 50% on the initial overnight audience of 1.8 million viewers/7% share. The impressive increase, which follows on from week-to-week gains in the overnights for this season’s second episode, is still down, however, on the consolidated ratings for the season one premiere (4.1 million viewers) and the season one finale (4 million viewers).
Elsewhere at 9pm on the night of Wednesday February 12th: BBC One’s Outnumbered pulled in 6 million viewers, and increase of 1.8 million viewers of 43% on the initial overnight audience of 4.2 million viewers/17% share; ITV’s Midsomer Murders (8pm-10pm) attracted a consolidated audience of 6.5 million viewers, up 18% on the overnight audience of 5.5 million/22% share; 24 Hours In A&E on Channel 4 added 0.4 million viewers to its initial overnight audience of 2.2 million viewers to deliver 2.6 million viewers; while, in the world of Pay, the opening episode of Sky Atlantic’s Fleming managed 0.28 million viewers, a 166% increase on the overnight audience of 105K viewers.