Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude drew the lowest ever overnight rating for either series
Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist Of The Year achieved 113,600 on Tuesday
The seventh series of The Walking Dead resumed with 686,000, the fifth best of this run
Fox launched FX series Legion to 189,000, but Sky 1’s Arrow was ahead with 220,000.
The second episode of Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude achieved just 69,000/0.2% on Thursday at 9pm, its lowest overnight ever.
Sky Atlantic’s Scandinavian drama returned but struggled to just 275,000 viewers, less than a third of series one’s launch episode in 2015.
There must be quite a lot of salvage still around as Quest’s Salvage Hunters returned on Wednesday with pleasing results. Elsewhere, Gold’s comedians-watching-comedy show – a sort of Gigglebox – failed to strike a resounding chord.
This week, Sky 1 sent its resident ex-cricketer off to fricassee some Australian meats, but this wasn’t the most delicious fare on the channel’s menu.
The second episode of Sky 1’s drama series Delicious achieved 562,000/3%, fractionally ahead of episode one on 30 December (552,000/3%) after 29 December’s sneak 3am preview (150,000/12%).
With hands on hips, cloaked, lycra-swathed and leather-clad superheroes got together this week to save the ratings of tomorrow’s legends on Thursday and it worked.
Sky 1’s best 8pm superhero was The Flash with 356,000/2%
Football produced some of the best drama as Bournemouth fans knocked over their cocoa, leaping out of their bathchairs at an unlikely win.
It can’t be long before some writer coming down with a fever in their freezing garret dreams up the idea of having Lenny The Pope wander into the artificial Wild West. After a few weeks on Sky Atlantic, it’s clear who’d win that particular gunfight at the corral.
This week, Sky Atlantic’s more theatrical version of the Wild West wrestled the ‘real men’ of the gold rush to a standstill before the sheriff in the white hat (also known as the PVR) rode into town to restore order.
HBO’s Westworld had its fair share of troubles as it lurched through production, but it must all seem worth it now that a second season has been confirmed.
This week, W finished spooking the heebie-jeebies out of celebrities on Halloween. Fox’s own undead shuffled along nicely, while its new comedy-drama attracted small numbers but positive responses.
This week, Jude Law playing a chain-smoking American pontiff debuted with record ratings – in Italy at least. Over here, we seem more possessed by bloodless perambulations and celebrities finding things in locked cupboards.
Westworld ratings on the up
Last week, I found myself watching a documentary about my local shopping centre as the robotic and entertainingly dressed clientele went about their sinister business in a world that looked real enough and yet was somehow unearthly.
Harry Hill’s back on TV at tea-time, but we’re not talking TV Burp figures here. Nevertheless, Sky 1 will be happy with the debut of the prosaically titled Harry Hill’s Tea-Time: 391,000/2% at 6pm on Sunday.
This week, MTV’s beach show continued merrily, while Quest benefited from some Aussie blokes digging about outdoors rather than lying around in the sun.
Sky 1’s table topper, Ross Kemp: The Fight Against Isis, tripled its slot average with 555,000/3%
The fifth episode of Sky 1’s Agatha Raisin drew 451,000/2% on Tuesday at 9pm, its best of this run in overnight ratings so far.
The final episode of Sky Atlantic’s latest series of Game Of Thrones drew 682,000/3% in its Monday 9pm slot
Sky Atlantic’s Thronecast picked up speed, up 50% week on week, after Game Of Thrones’ ninth episode
The second episode of Sky 1’s Flintoff: Lord Of The Fries achieved 251,000/1% at 8pm on Monday, just 5,000 behind last week’s launch.
Dave’s Alan Davies As Yet Untitled achieved 321,000/2% at 10pm on Sunday
The best of Sky News’ EU: In Or Out? interviews this week was Friday’s at 8pm with 397,800/2% as Michael Gove faced the public.
This week’s winner of Sky 1’s 8pm superhero competition is The Flash, which on Tuesday achieved 417,000/2%
The Saturday night Live Boxing between David Haye and Arnold Gjergjaj gave Dave its best audience of the week: 1 million/6% from 8pm.
On Monday, Sky Atlantic’s Game Of Thrones episode three achieved 815,000/4% at 9pm, par with most 9pm outings so far.
Sky Sports 1’s Live Ford Monday Night Football came to a table-topping denouement with 1.5 million/7%
Simulcasting with the US, Sky Atlantic’s Game Of Thrones returned for a sixth season with 61,000 watching it live and another 1.4 million watching it at some point during the day.
Gold’s Victoria Wood weekend peaked at 7.40pm on Saturday with Victoria Wood’s Mid-Life Christmas
At 10pm, Sky Atlantic launched Camping with 71,000/0.4%
The sixth series finale of Fox’s The Walking Dead was again the biggest show of the week
The sixth episode of Sky Atlantic’s Vinyl mustered 14,000/0.06%, its lowest yet, on Monday at 9pm
Sky 1’s new series, Ross Kemp’s Britain, began with 329,000/2% on Tuesday at 9pm
Once again, Sky 1 got to present its Best Superhero Of The Week Trophy to The Flash
The second episode of Sky 1’s DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow achieved 394,000/2%, 188,000 short of last week’s launch.
Sky 1’s DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow launched on Thursday at 8pm with 572,000/3%, the best of its 8pm superhero strand.
On Sunday at 7pm, Sky 1’s Dogs Might Fly struggled to take off with an audience of 224,000
UKTV’s Watch became W and brought with it BBC3’s erstwhile EastEnders catch-up
Sky 1’s Duck Quacks Don’t Echo enjoyed its biggest overnight audience since 12 January
Sky 1’s best this week was Thursday’s fifth episode of A League Of Their Own, which attracted 481,000, the best live rating of this series.
Sky 1’s Stan Lee’s Lucky Man found life tougher with more than 200,000 viewers short of the previous week’s launch
Fortune smiled on Sky 1’s original commission Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, which landed with 600,000/ 3% at 9pm on Friday.
The second best sport rating this week was Dave’s foray into boxing with 1.3 million on Saturday at 9pm for David Haye V Mark de Mori.