Prisoners' Wives launches with just under 5 million viewers

BBC OneBBC One’s new drama series Prisoners’ Wives made a modest debut last night with just under 5 million viewers.

The new drama, starring former Hollyoaks actress Emma Rigby and Rome/Caprica actress Polly Walker, made a somewhat modest debut at 9pm. The six-part drama kicked off with 4.9 million viewers. Channel Five‘s Body of Proof, starring former Desperate Housewives actress Dana Delany, rated well for the broadcaster with 1.3 million viewers at 9pm.