BBC Two’s The Fall saw a (very slight) dip in the ratings last night.
The second episode of the show’s second season drew an average overnight audience of 2.2 million viewers and a 9% share.
That is down by 300K viewers and 12% on the season two premiere, which drew 2.5 million viewers and a 12% share, and while that marks a new series low overnight rating for the drama, it is still up by more than 50% on the channel’s 12 month slot average.
The Fall has been suffering some ratings declines in its second season, though it is worth noting that the show is up against stiffer competition in its time-slot this year – specifically ratings juggernaut I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here on ITV.
That being the case, The Fall is expected to see significant increases once consolidated ratings are available (the numbers for the first episode will be in shortly), just as was the case for fellow BBC Two drama Line of Duty, which suffered similar overnight ratings declines in its second season.
Elsewhere at 9pm last night, BBC One’s Life Story pulled in 2.9 million viewers and 12% share; ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here won the slot with 8.8 million viewers and a 38% share; while over on Channel 4 24 Hours In A&E averaged 1.8 million viewers and a 7% share.