Five Days Rises in Ratings
Last night saw a slight recovery in ratings for BBC One’s five-part drama Five Days after it lost out to football coverage on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile EastEnders was the most watched programme of Thursday evening with over 9 million viewers.
Last night saw a slight recovery in ratings for BBC One’s five-part drama Five Days after it lost out to football coverage on Wednesday evening. The second five-part story, the first aired last year to critical acclaim, was seen by 6.4 million viewers last night. This is up some 400,000 on Wednesday evening when it lost out to football coverage on ITV1. Although Five Days lost out to football its ratings across the week have been very strong with its launch on Monday attracting 7.4 million viewers. These figures though do not include those who recorded the drama to watch later or download it via the iPlayer so it’s likely the ratings will be even higher for it when final figures are released in a few weeks time.
Elsewhere last night and Masterchef pulled in 4.3 million viewers for BBC One at 9pm. It was comfortably ahead of cop-drama The Bill which had 3.4 million viewers last night. This was down some 200,000 who tuned in for last week’s instalment of the ITV drama which saw the first appearance of Julie Graham as Commander Lisa Kennedy. Soapwise and EastEnders was the most watched programme of the day once more with 9.5 million viewers tuning in – for the fifth consecutive Thursday it was ahead of rivals Coronation Street. The BBC Three repeat of the episode had 850,000 at 10pm pushing the combined figure for the episode past the 10 million mark. Coronation Street had 8.7 million viewers last night while Emmerdale had 7.3 million at 7pm and 7.7 million at 8pm. Daytime soap Doctors had 1.6 million for BBC One at 1.45pm.
Multi-channel wise and Skins had 678,000 viewers for E4 at 10pm. ITV2 drama Secret Diary of a Call Girl had 454,000 viewers at 10pm. What Katie Did Next rated much better for ITV2 with 1.1 million viewers.