Final ratings for Upstairs Downstairs reveal over 8 million watched BBC revival
BARB have released the final ratings for all three episodes of BBC One’s revival of Upstairs Downstairs which reveal each episode was seen by over 8 million viewers.
BARB have released the final ratings for all three episodes of BBC One’s revival of Upstairs Downstairs. Final ratings figures are far more accurate than the overnight ratings which are often reported upon in the press – and often used to judge a show successful or a flop. The final rating figures for the revival of Upstairs Downstairs, released this week by BARB, reveal each episode had over 8 million viewers.
The first episode, airing on Sunday 26th (Boxing Day), had a reported overnight audience off 7.6 million viewers. However, the final rating for the opening episode stands at 8.85 million viewers. The second episode which aired on Monday 26th had a very widely reported drop in viewers with an overnight audience off 6.6 million viewers. However, the final ratings for the episode puts the ratings significantly higher at 8.13 million viewers. The final episode of Upstairs Downstairs, on Tuesday 28th, ended with an overnight audience of 7 million viewers. However, figures released by BARB reveal the final audience to be 8.18 million viewers – again significantly higher.
With the final ratings for all three episodes boosting the ratings for Upstairs Downstairs to over 8 million viewers per episode the case for the BBC ordering a full series seems to be strong. While the press are quick to point out the drama did not enjoy ratings high of Downton Abbey the figures achieved by the drama are never-the-less impressive.