ITV’s Scandi inspired noir-ish thriller Marcella came to an end on a Tuesday with 6.3 million/ 24% after 1.8 million recorded and watched; the best of the week.
This week, ITV’s Scandi inspired noir-ish thriller Marcella came to an end on a Tuesday after more than a month of Mondays. Meanwhile, Wallander, BBC1’s actual Scandi thriller, albeit through a British filter, returned after four years. Its final ever series began with the lugubrious Swede going sleuthing in South Africa. Less internationally, Channel 4 continued to poke fun at the monarchy while opposite, BBC2’s suburban widow held it all in – for now.
ITV’s Marcella ended on Tuesday 17 May at 9pm with 6.3 million/ 24% after 1.8 million recorded and watched; the best of the week.
Overall, the eight-part series, averaged 6.8 million/25%. The best was Monday 4 April’s launch with 8.1 million/29%: ITV’s second best 9pm drama title since Broadchurch’s second series opener on 5 January 2015 (10.9 million/36%). Among ABC1 adults, Marcella averaged 3.5 million/26%; the best was the opener’s 4.2 million/31%, also second to 5 January 2015’s Broadchurch (6.2 million/40%). It averaged 4.2 million/29% for women, 2.6 million/22% for men.
The first episode of the fourth and final series of BBC1’s adaptation of Swedish crime thriller Wallander launched on Sunday 22 May at 9pm and achieved 4.7 million/ 20% after more than 730,000 recorded and watched; the lowest in volume so far.
Launching on Sunday 30 November 2008 at 9pm with 6.5 million/24%, the first ever series averaged 6 million/23%; the second in January 2010 averaged 5.7 million/20%; the third, in July 2012, 5.9 million/24%. Its best performing episode so far remains 8 July 2012’s 6.9 million/27%.
The second episode of BBC2’s Friday 10pm comedy drama Mum achieved 1.4 million/8% after 319,000 recorded and watched. Opposite, the fourth episode Channel 4’s sitcom The Windsors achieved 1.8 million/10% after 307,000 watched via PVR. This reverses the previous week’s win for Mum.
BBC2: Bake Off Crème De La Crème
The final episode of BBC2’s Bake Off Crème De La Crème consolidated to 3.6 million/16% on Tuesday 17 May at 8pm after 781,000 recorded and watched. Overall, the series averaged 3.8 million/16%, with the opener’s 4.4 million/17% on Tuesday 20 March the best. Across eight weeks, it averaged 700,000/18% for 16-34s and 2.3 million/22% ABC1 adults, plus 2.2 million/18% for women and 1.3 million/14% for men.