Frozen Planet, BBC1’s landmark natural history series, has seen a 2 million-strong boost to its already high audience figures due to PVR viewing.
Presented by David Attenborough, it debuted with a live audience of 6.82m (27.39%) at 9pm on Wednesday 26 October, according to Barb figures supplied by Attentional.
After recording and watching took place, this figure has risen to 8.81m (30.09%) – an increase of nearly 2m
A repeat four days later, in a 4pm slot on Sunday, consolidated up to 3.25m (18.6%) after more than 350,000 watched over PVRs.
This proves a significant total of 12.06m and figures from catch-up service iPlayer have yet to be taken into account.
The second episode drew an even higher overnight rating of 7.93m (31.4%) and a consolidated figure close to 10m is not inconceivable.
Misfits take off
Misfits, E4’s drama about a group of flawed young superheroes, kicked off its third series with its best ever consolidated audience.
It aired at 10pm on Sunday 30 October with an overnights rating of 884,600 (4.65%).
This rose to 1.47m (6.93%) after more than 585,000 recorded and watched.
Adding together the Wednesday 11pm repeat and E4+1 figures, the final audience figure of 2.13m is the highest to date for the show – beating the 2010 Christmas special.
Strictly vs X Factor
While almost the entire bulk of viewing to the two weekend monsters is done live, this week’s recording was very strong and nearly reversed the live rankings on Saturday 29 October.
The X Factor’s winning live figure of 10.4m (41%) for ITV1 was enhanced by nearly a million from recording to finish on a total of 11.4m (41%).
Overnights for BBC1‘s Strictly Come Dancing was 10.1m (43%). After more than a million recorded Strictly, it ended on 11.3m (44%).
Sunday’s lead for The X Factor is more solid and consistent with a consolidated rating of 13m (43%) against Strictly’s 11m (39%).
Juice, Terra and Slap
Elsewhere Celebrity Juice gets better and better, Terra Nova is till racking them up and The Slap picked up well.
ITV2‘s Celebrity Juice this week was recorded by over 900,000 to convert a live rating of 2.2m (11%) to an all time high of 3.2m (14%).
It proved the best ever by some distance, defeating the previous highest in May of 2.6m (13%) and passing the 3m mark for the first time.
Sky1 sci fi thriller Terra Nova continues to benefit from recording and this week’s 1.6m (6%) is the third best episode to date. The best remains 2m (7%) for the launch episode on 3 October.
BBC4’s Australian drama The Slap launched on 27 October with a live rating of 613,000 (3%).
A decent recording of over 200,000 expanded that to 831,000 (4%). The late night Saturday repeat finished up at over 300,000, giving The Slap a weekly total of 1.2million.