Monday 26 September 2016

Viewing Figures for 'Poldark' S2

Well done Poldark!

Last night Poldark Series 2 recorded it's highest number of viewers so far with 5.15 million (23.5% share) watching Episode 4 according to, just beating the S2 premiere which had 5.1 m (22.7%) and well up on the previous week of 4.7m.

The 7 day consolidated figures for Poldark S2 for Episodes 1, 2 and 3 give 6.7m, 6.3m and 6.2m viewers per episode respectively. While the numbers are down on Series 1, which had between 8.7m (Episode 1) and 6.8m (Episode 7) viewers, the show still performs strongly.

Much has been made of Poldark going head to head with Victoria but the TV ratings show that the episodes of Victoria that have clashed with the first three episodes of Poldark have 7.75m, 7.6m and 7.65m viewers if  ITV +1 is included and 6.m, 5.8m and 5.8m if it is not.  So Victoria comes out top with one set of figures and Poldark with the other.

The 7 day consolidated figures are produced by BARB; the data gives the number of people watching a programme on the day plus those who recorded it and played it back within a seven day period. The figures do not include iplayer: these should be available from the BBC at a later date.

Poldark S2 premiered in Australia yesterday with 479,000 viewers watching it in the five city metro area according to TV Tonight, putting it at number 10 in the Top 10 rankings. Series 1 premiered to 649,000 people last year making it ninth in the rankings.

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