ITV’s drama The Durrells launched at 8pm on Sunday 3 April with 8.2 million/33% after 1.6 million recorded and watched.
ITV’s Our Queen At 90 did well, but not quite as well as ITV’s Prince’s Trust doc in January
The second series of BBC1’s Happy Valley finished on Tuesday 15 March at 9pm with a whopping 9.3 million/33% after nearly 2 million recorded and watched.
The fourth and final series of ITV’s Mr Selfridge ended with 4.5 million after 1.4 million recorded and watched.
Julian Fellowes’ new ITV drama Doctor Thorne launched on Sunday at 9pm with 5.7 million/20% after more than 1.8 million recorded and watched.
BBC1’s fifth series of crime drama Death In Paradise ended with a consolidated rating of 8.1 million/29% after more than 1.9 million recorded and watched.
BBC1’s adaptation of The Night Manager consolidated to 8.3 million after 2.2 million recorded and watched, only fractionally behind War And Peace’s opener
The reboot of The X-Files achieved 5.1 million/19% for C5 after 1.4 million recorded and watched.
The 19th series of BBC1’s Silent Witness ended with 8.4 million/28% after more than 2.1 million recorded and watched.
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The opening episode of the sixth episode of Vera performed better than 2015’s series average of 6.2 million, with 3 million ABC1 adults.
The fifth episode of BBC1’s 10-part Silent Witness achieved 8.4 million/ 29% on Monday 18 January at 9pm after 2.7 million recorded and watched.
After a cracking start, BBC1’s Dickensian is showing signs that perhaps 20 episodes might be too many.
Viewers made their choices from the crop of new and returning stuff, and a goodly number of them favoured the familiar.
If January means one thing in TV, it’s that as sure as 2016 follows 2015, the channels will serve up their big dramas to get us through this, the longest of all months.
The most recorded programme of the Christmas week was ITV’s final ever Downton Abbey, which aired at 8.45pm on Christmas Day.
Downton Abbey triumphed in the Christmas Day ratings battle after gaining a record 4m viewers through recorded viewing.
First Dates going steady
The third series opener of the Danish / Swedish thriller The Bridge was the highest-rated episode across all three series and BBC4’s second highest-rated programme of all time.
Lewis saves best till last
Arresting start for BBC1’s Cuffs
Flying start for Sky1 drama
Sky Arts spots a masterpiece
Lewis rescues ITV’s Tuesdays
BBC1’s night to remember
70s sitcom match up
Viewers enjoy taste of Cider
Sluggish start for final Abbey
Dr Foster in good health
Sitcom double a hit for BBC2
PVR delivers X Factor boost
Young adults eat up Bake off
Bake Off’s double delight
After a whopping 2.3 million recorded and watched,The Great British Bake Off ended on 11.6million/47%, the show’s second best ever after last year’s final.
ITV flies high with Virgin
BBC ahead in wedding war
PVR makes Penny Dreadful shine
Syndicate gets the numbers
Top Gear goes out on a high
Black Work pays off for ITV
Viewers relate to C4’s Humans
Rollover win for Syndicate
BGT sparks recording rise
Car Share in the fast lane
Magicians spell success
Britain’s Got Talent rides to ITV’s rescue