Titanic concludes with under 4 million viewers

The fourth and final part of Julian Fellowes drama Titanic pulled in just over three and a half million viewers last night.

The lavish drama, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, ended its run on ITV1 with 3.52 million viewers which is a far cry 6.8 million viewers who tuned in for the first episode several weeks ago. Titanic has seen its ratings drop across its run and had not been met warmly by critics in sharp contrast to Fellowes’ other ITV drama, Downton Abbey. Despite its poor performance in the UK the drama has been sold to many countries around the world.

Elsewhere last night at 9pm BBC One drama Silent Witness, starring Emilia Fox, continued to dominate the ratings with 6.5 million viewers. Damien Lewis drama Homeland on Channel Four pulled in 2.1 million viewers with a further 400,000 watching an hour later via the time-shift channel.

At 8pm on Channel Five new fantasy drama Once Upon A Time, starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Lana Parrilla, held steady with 1.7 million viewers. On ITV2 the return of The Only Way is Essex for a fifth season was seen by 1.2 million viewers .