England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life And Death Of Lady Jane Grey kicked off with 730k

Lady Jane Grey was queen for nine days. In homage to her brief stint, BBC4 rattled through her story over three days in a bit of a bumper history binge watch.

Stripped three-part series England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life And Death Of Lady Jane Grey kicked off on Tuesday at 9pm with a rather whopping 730,000/3.4%. Wednesday’s second part was almost as impressive with 600,000/2.9%. Thursday’s final episode was the lowest with 500,000/2.6%.

At 8.30pm on Wednesday, the second of BBC4’s A Stitch In Time mustered 400,000/2%, which was 38,000 more than last week.

ITV2’s horror gameshow Release The Hounds returned with former Love Island contestants being spooked on Thursday at 9pm. Its 210,000/1% was slightly more than last October’s Hallowe’en special (200,000/1.3%).

On Sunday, ITV2’s Ibiza Weekender achieved 480,000/2%, effectively par with last week’s opener. Its 16-24 rating of 88,000/8% was  5,000 and one share point fewer.

Top 30 Multichannel Programmes - 8 - 14 January
 TitleDayViewers (millions)Share (%)Channel
1 LIVE: NISSAN SUPER SUNDAY SUN 1.53 9.56 Sky Sports ME
2 MIDSOMER MURDERS SAT 0.86 4.37 ITV3
3 LIVE: CARABAO CUP WED 0.82 4.13 Sky Sports ME
4 LIVE TOTTENHAM V EVERTON SAT 0.77 4.46 BT Sport 1
5 HOLLYOAKS TUE 0.76 3.98 E4
6 ENGLAND’S FORGOTTEN QUEEN: THE LIFE AND… TUE 0.73 3.44 BBC4
7 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS SUN 0.72 3.19 ITV2
8 SPIRAL SAT 0.64 3.35 BBC4
9 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF… SAT 0.61 3.16 ITV2
10 PAUL FRI 0.58 3.99 ITV2
11 NEIL ARMSTRONG – FIRST MAN ON THE MOON SUN 0.58 2.58 BBC4
12 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA SAT 0.57 3.98 ITV2
13 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MARPLE THU 0.56 2.71 ITV3
14 HIGHLANDS – SCOTLAND’S WILD HEART MON 0.55 2.47 BBC4
15 THE BIG BANG THEORY THU 0.54 2.70 E4
16 FYI DAILY SAT 0.54 4.00 ITV2
17 ENDEAVOUR WED 0.54 2.57 ITV3
18 ALASKA: EARTH’S FROZEN KINGDOM SAT 0.52 2.53 BBC4
19 FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE SAT 0.52 3.24 ITV4
20 PETER RABBIT TUE 0.51 4.35 CBeebies
21 BLOODY QUEENS: ELIZABETH AND MARY THU 0.50 2.44 BBC4
22 NCIS MON 0.49 2.26 5 USA
23 TOPSY AND TIM TUE 0.49 3.53 CBeebies
24 KATIE MORAG TUE 0.48 3.26 CBeebies
25 KATE AND MIM-MIM TUE 0.48 3.85 CBeebies
26 IBIZA WEEKENDER SUN 0.48 2.14 ITV2
27 FIT TO RULE: HOW ROYAL ILLNESS CHANGED HISTORY TUE 0.48 3.22 BBC4
28 YOU’VE BEEN FRAMED! GOLD: A-Z FRI 0.47 2.38 ITV2
29 ITV RACING: LIVE FROM WARWICK SAT 0.46 4.93 ITV4
30 SARAH & DUCK WED 0.46 3.55 CBeebies