Outcast launches with over 4 million viewers

OutcastsBBC One’s new science fiction series Outcasts didn’t launch with a bang last night while Sky Living’s new ghostly drama Bedlam got off to a decent start.

 

OutcastsBBC One’s new science fiction series Outcasts didn’t launch with a bang last night. The new eight-part drama stars Hermione Norris, Liam Cunningham, Amy Mason, Daniel Mays, Eric Mabius and Jamie Bamber. It is set in the mid 21st century as the last remnants of humanity settle on a distant planet. The opening episode pulled in 4.5 million viewers which is something of a disappointing figure for Outcasts.

 

Theo JamesSky Living’s new ghostly drama Bedlam launched at 10pm; starring Theo James and Will Young and the drama is about an old mental asylum, now luxury flats, which haunted by the ghosts of its former inmates. Bedlam pulled in 358,000 viewers which is well above the slot average for Living (before its recent re-brand). If figures for the time-shift channel are added then the opening episode rises above the 405,000 viewers mark.

 

Post your comments on the opening episodes of Bedlam and Outcasts below! (Outcasts continues tonight at 9pm on BBC One. Ratings data from Attentional).