Supergirl and Arrow among programmes returning last week
This week it was all about heroes. The crew of Dave’s Red Dwarf rumbled reluctantly on across the heavens, while Sky’s flying, quivering, floor-cleaning futurists returned in slightly less good shape than this time last year.
On Thursday at 9pm, the second episode of Red Dwarf XII achieved 699,000/4%, all but identical to last week’s launch. Four repeats added 513,000. So far, in overnights, this series is Dave’s weakest.
The channel’s first series opened as a double bill on Good Friday in 2009 with 2.4 million/11% at 9pm and 1.2 million/5% at 9.30pm. In 2012, its next series began with 1.6 million/7% and 1.2 million/5%, while 2016 openedwith 864,000/4% and 770,000/4%.
Sky 1’s 8pm superheroes returned on Monday. Supergirl (160,000/0.8%) was the lowest of the quartet, behind its 2016 opener (325,000/1.5% on 24 October at 8pm). Tuesday’s The Flash was the best with 323,000/1.4%, but that was still behind its 25 October 2016 opener (552,000/2.7%).
Wednesday’s DC Legends Of Tomorrow achieved 212,000/1%, compared with 314,000/1.6% for its series debut on 3 November 2016. On Thursday, Arrow gathered 196,000/1%, fewer than its 26 October 2016 opener (334,000/1.3%).
The third episode of Sky 1’s Sing: Ultimate A Capella entertained 112,000/0.6% on Friday at 9pm. Two repeats added 63,000.
Recording more than doubled episode one (from 196,000/1% to 472,000/2%) and with repeats it amassed 873,000.
|Title||Day||Viewers (000s) (all homes)||Share (%)||Broadcaster/producer|
|1||LIVE: NISSAN SUPER SUNDAY||SUN||1,135,700||8.41||Sky Sports Main Event|
|2||RED DWARF XII||THU||698,100||3.72||Dave/Grant Naylor Productions|
|3||LIVE REAL MADRID V TOTTENHAM||TUE||608,900||3.01||BT Sport 2|
|4||LIVE: UNITED STATES GP RACE||SUN||546,200||2.58||Sky Sports F1|
|5||LIVE EVERTON V LYON||THU||520,300||2.80||BT Sport 2|
|7||LIVE BENFICA V MANCHESTER UNITED||WED||449,700||2.25||BT Sport 2|
|8||BOXING: HAYEMAKER RINGSTAR FIGHT…||FRI||445,800||2.62||Dave|
|10||LIVE RED STAR BELGRADE V ARSENAL||THU||415,800||2.52||BT Sport 2|
|11||DEATH IN PARADISE||MON||385,300||1.87||Drama/Red Planet|
|13||LIVE: PREMIER LEAGUE||SAT||377,100||4.73||Sky Sports Main Event|
|14||NEW TRICKS||THU||374,700||1.99||Drama/Wall to Wall|
|15||INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY||WED||368,300||1.74||Drama/Company Pictures|
|16||LIVE: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL||FRI||367,500||1.97||Sky Sports Main Event|
|17||THE SIMPSONS||TUE||362,000||2.00||Sky 1|
|18||SING||SAT||344,500||5.45||Sky Cinema Premiere|
|19||LIVE: MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL||MON||333,700||1.77||Sky Sports Main Event|
|20||HAVE I GOT A BIT MORE NEWS FOR YOU||SUN||324,700||1.59||Dave/Hat Trick Productions|
|21||THE FLASH||TUE||322,800||1.44||Sky 1|
|22||LIVE SOUTHAMPTON V WEST BROM||SAT||322,600||1.89||BT Sport 1|
|23||MODERN FAMILY||FRI||317,200||1.58||Sky 1|
|24||UNITED STATES F1 GP QUALIFYING||SAT||301,100||1.84||Sky Sports F1|
|25||AS TIME GOES BY||THU||286,100||1.56||Drama|
|27||LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE||WED||280,200||1.59||Drama|
|28||A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN||THU||278,500||1.48||Sky 1/CPL Productions|
|29||RED BULL SOAPBOX RACE||SUN||272,900||1.49||Dave/UMTV|
|30||LIVE MARIBOR V LIVERPOOL||TUE||270,100||1.32||BT Sport/ESPN|
|31||NOT GOING OUT||SAT||267,800||1.30||Dave/Avalon|
|32||THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES||FRI||266,200||1.35||Drama|
|33||LIVE CHELSEA V ROMA||WED||264,000||1.32||BT Sport 3|
|35||CRIMINAL MINDS||MON||253,400||1.23||Sky Living|
|36||THE CHASE: CELEBRITY SPECIAL||SUN||251,700||1.23||Challenge/Potato|
|37||STELLA||WED||238,700||1.13||Sky 1/Tidy Productions|
|39||LIVE AT THE APOLLO||TUE||230,100||1.13||Dave/Open Mike Productions|
|40||UNBREAKABLE||FRI||226,500||1.40||Sony Movie Channel|
|41||MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III||MON||225,200||1.40||Sky 1|
|42||GILLETTE SOCCER SATURDAY||SAT||224,500||2.29||Sky Sports News|
|44||THE RUSSELL HOWARD HOUR||THU||222,500||1.56||Sky 1/Avalon|
|46||LIVE: UNITED STATES GP PIT LANE||SUN||216,800||0.99||Sky Sports F1|
|48||LIVE SNOOKER: ENGLISH OPEN||SUN||215,400||2.31||Quest|
|49||PRINCE PHILIP – THE PLOT TO MAKE A…||MON||215,400||1.05||Yesterday|
|50||UNITED STATES GP PRACTICE 3||SAT||212,400||1.54||Sky Sports F1|