Second series of muckumentary on Dave identical to first run’s opener 14 months ago
Dave’s second series of the semi-real Richardsons got off to a familiar start, while Sky News got an expected boost on Friday following the passing of Prince Philip.
Meet the Richardsons opened on Thursday at 10pm with 338,000/3% – almost exactly the same as series one’s opener on 27 February 2020 at 10pm (337,000/3%) and more than the Christmas special on 9 December at 10pm (233,000/2%).
This year’s opener gathered up 29,000/2% 16-34s – some way behind 2020’s launch (61,000/5%) but slightly more than 9 December’s Christmas special (25,000/2%).
The second series opener was bigger than Tuesday 2 February’s 10pm launch of Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable (292,000/2%) but took slightly fewer 16-34s than its predecessor (39,000/3%). Including Friday’s narrative repeat at 11.25pm (53,000/0.9%), Meet the Richardsons totalled 391,000 individuals and 45,000 16-34s – fewer than series one’s debut after 2 outings (428,000 and 94,000 respectively).
From mid-day on Friday – during which time the announcement of the death of the Duke Of Edinburgh was made – to 6pm, Sky News averaged 186,000/2%. This was nearly three times the same slot average over the previous four days (68,000/0.8%).
In 6pm-11pm peak, it averaged 103,000/0.7%, 1.5 times bigger than Monday to Thursday (68,000/0.4%).
Sky News’ highest hour in peak was between 6pm and 7pm (146,000/1%), double the Monday- Thursday slot average (74,000/0.5%). Interestingly 10pm-11pm’s average (104,000/0.8%) was fractionally behind Monday-Thursday’s 106,000/0.8%.
Sky News’ peak average for ABC1s (55,000/0.8%) was over 1.5 times bigger than the previous four-day average. For ABC1s, the 6-7pm segment (89,000/1%) was also Sky News’ best, over 2.5 times bigger than Monday-Thursday’s 33,000/0.5%.
|Title||Day||Start||Viewers (000s) (all homes)||Share (%)||Broadcaster/producer|
|1||LIVE: TOTTENHAM V MANCHESTER UNITED||Sun||16.00||1,496,300||11.06||Sky Sports Main Event|
|2||LIVE: WEST HAM V LEICESTER||Sun||14.00||1,135,900||12.99||Sky Sports Main Event|
|3||LIVE: REAL MADRID V LIVERPOOL||Tue||19.00||909,200||5.00||BT Sport 2|
|4||LIVE: MANCHESTER CITY V LEEDS UTD||Sat||11.30||845,700||9.48||BT Sport 1|
|5||LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE: LIVERPOOL V ASTON VILLA||Sat||14.30||818,800||7.63||Sky Sports Main Event|
|6||LIVE: WOLVES V WEST HAM||Mon||20.00||583,600||3.46||Sky Sports Main Event|
|7||LIVE: CRYSTAL PALACE V CHELSEA||Sat||17.00||556,900||3.28||Sky Sports Main Event|
|8||LIVE: SHEFFIELD UNITED V ARSENAL||Sun||18.30||544,700||2.96||BT Sport 1|
|9||LIVE: GRANADA V MANCHESTER UNITED||Thu||19.15||538,300||3.08||BT Sport 2|
|10||LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE||Fri||19.20||527,400||3.37||Drama|
|11||LIVE: MASTERS GOLF||Sun||19.00||460,800||3.19||Sky Sports Golf|
|12||LIVE: EVERTON V CRYSTAL PALACE||Mon||17.00||429,300||2.58||Sky Sports Main Event|
|14||LIVE: BURNLEY V NEWCASTLE||Sun||11.00||412,300||5.57||Sky Sports Main Event|
|15||LIVE: BAYERN MUNICH V PSG||Wed||19.15||408,400||2.26||BT Sport 3|
|17||LIVE: MANCHESTER CITY V DORTMUND||Tue||19.00||400,600||2.20||BT Sport 3|
|18||SALVAGE HUNTERS||Fri||20.00||398,300||2.55||Quest/Curve Media|
|19||THE WALKING DEAD||Mon||21.00||387,500||2.06||Fox|
|20||LIVE: PORTO V CHELSEA||Wed||19.00||377,800||2.15||BT Sport 2|
|21||INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY||Mon||20.00||364,500||1.92||Drama|
|22||THE REPAIR SHOP||Sun||21.00||342,400||1.59||Quest/Ricochet|
|23||BANGERS & CASH||Thu||20.00||338,300||1.80||Yesterday/Air Television|
|24||MEET THE RICHARDSONS||Thu||22.00||338,100||2.46||Dave/Second Act Productions|
|25||SALVAGE HUNTERS: THE RESTORERS||Wed||21.00||334,300||1.88||Quest/Curve Media|
|26||ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP||Fri||20.00||332,600||2.13||Really/STV Studios|
|27||LIVE: ARSENAL V SLAVIA PRAGUE||Thu||19.15||327,600||1.87||BT Sport 1|
|28||THE INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES||Tue||20.00||314,800||1.61||Drama|
|29||GILLETTE SOCCER SATURDAY||Sat||15.00||310,100||2.80||Sky Sports News|
|30||LIVE: FULHAM V WOLVES||Fri||19.30||307,800||1.94||BT Sport 1|
|31||LIVE: FROM THE MASTERS||Sat||19.00||305,600||1.70||Sky Sports Golf|
|32||CALL THE MIDWIFE||Sun||20.00||304,300||1.54||Drama/Neal Street Productions|
|33||FIND IT, FIX IT, FLOG IT||Fri||19.00||304,100||1.94||Quest|
|34||HETTY WAINTHROPP INVESTIGATES||Fri||20.00||297,400||1.91||Drama|
|35||TRAFFIC COPS||Fri||20.00||290,900||1.87||Paramount Network|
|36||THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES||Sat||18.00||290,100||1.65||Drama|
|37||WOULD I LIE TO YOU?||Fri||19.00||288,700||1.84||Dave/Zeppotron|
|38||CELEBRITY MONEY FOR NOTHING||Fri||18.00||273,300||1.82||Really/Friel Kean Films|
|39||DALZIEL AND PASCOE||Thu||20.00||268,300||1.43||Drama|
|41||WAITING FOR GOD||Mon||18.00||261,400||1.60||Drama|
|41||GREY’S ANATOMY||Wed||21.00||261,400||1.47||Sky Witness|
|43||SCRAP KINGS||Tue||21.00||252,000||1.32||Quest/Back2Back Productions|
|44||THE SIMPSONS||Fri||19.30||249,800||1.60||Sky 1|
|45||GREAT BRITISH RAILWAY JOURNEYS||Tue||19.30||247,100||1.38||Yesterday/Naked|
|47||POLICE INTERCEPTORS||Thu||20.00||237,300||1.26||Paramount Network|
|48||MOCK THE WEEK||Mon||23.00||237,200||3.62||Dave/Angst Productions|
|49||ROOM 101||Fri||19.40||236,800||1.52||Dave/Hat Trick Productions|
|50||LIVE: EXETER CHIEFS V LEINSTER||Sat||17.15||236,100||1.38||BT Sport 2|