Flashforward returns to Five with 2 Million
American series Flashforward returned to Five last night after several months off-air with 2 million viewers. The figure is lower than the 3 million who tuned in last year for the premier of the series.
Flashforward returned to Five last night after several months off-air. The American drama was taken off air by ABC in America, and therefore here in the UK, because of declining ratings and the series was given time in production to shake itself up – which included the introduction of new showrunners. The series returned to screens in America last week and yesterday made its return to Five. According to overnights it was seen by 2 million for its first new episode and 1.5 million for the following episode. Although not a bad rating for Five it is lower than the 3 million who tuned in last year for the show’s premier. Elsewhere once again a repeat of New Tricks on BBC One beat ITV’s comedy drama Married Single Other. New Tricks was seen by 4.4 million while Married Single Other pulled in 4 million. The Secret Millionaire had 2.4 million for Channel Four at 9pm while A Band for Britain on BBC Two had 1.5 million.
In terms of soap ratings it was Coronation Street which had the lead last night. The two episodes of the evening pulled in 10.4 million at 7.30pm but dropped to 9.3 million – nearly 1 million viewers less – at 8.30pm. On BBC One EastEnders was ahead of the second outing of Coronation Street with 9.9 million viewers while the BBC Three episode had 670,000 viewers putting the combined figure over 10 million and thereby beating Coronation Street. Yorkshire soap Emmerdale had 7.9 million viewers at 7pm. Daytime BBC soap Doctors had 2 million viewers at 1.45pm while celebratory mini documentary, the first of five stripped across the week, Decade of Doctors had 1.7 million.