Mrs Brown's Boys ends with over 6 million viewers

Brendan O'CarrollThe second season of BBC One comedy Mrs Brown’s Boys ended last night with over 6 million viewers.

The comedy, written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll, usually airs on Mondays but was moved to Saturday evening for its second season finale. However, the move proved popular with viewers as it posted its best overnight ratings for several weeks. Last night’s episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys had 6.3 million viewers which compares to 5.4 million viewers for Monday evening’s penultimate episode – a rise of just under 1 million viewers. The second season of Mrs Brown’s Boys had performed consistently well for the BBC so no surprise the corporation were quick to order a third season.

Elsewhere last night medical drama Casualty was seen by 5.7 million viewers on BBC One. Harry Hill’s TV Burp had 5.4 million viewers while ITV‘s dating show Take Me Out continued to attract lacklustre ratings in the aftermath of damaging revelations about its contestants. The latest episode had 4.9 million viewers.