Wuthering Low – ITV Adaptation fails to warm viewers


ITVITV’s lavish adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights hardly set the ratings ablaze over the holiday weekend with only four million viewers tuning in to see the period drama.


It was more a case of Wuthering Low than Wuthering Heights as ITV’s lavish and hyped adaptation itvof the Emily Bronte classic failed to set the ratings ablaze. The two-part adaptation aired on Sunday evening and Bank Holiday Monday but despite a stellar cast and much publicity the series failed to bank big ratings for ITV1. The opening instalment on Sunday evening only pulled in 4 million viewers and was beaten beforehand by a repeat of Lewis on ITV1 which attracted 4.3 million viewers. On Bank Holiday Monday the second and final part of the adaptation also attracted 4 million viewers but was beaten by BBC One’s one-off drama Framed. The drama, starring Trevor Eve and Eve Myles, attracted 4.7 million viewers to BBC One.