Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Viewing Figures for 'Poldark' S2 Episodes 7 and 8
The second series of Poldark gained its highest share of the television audience this season with its controversial episode on Sunday. Episode eight won a 23.8% share of viewers according to OvernightsTV. The audience numbers continued their steady week by week climb from a low of 4.7 million for episode five to 5m this Sunday, making it the third most popular episode this series.
Barb's seven day consolidated viewing figures for episode seven, which do not include BBC iplayer, were down slightly on the previous week's from 6.2m to 6.14m. Poldark was eleventh in the ranking of BBC One's shows for the week, with the drama The Missing coming fourth. Other shows in the top ten were The Great British Bake Off, Strictly Come Dancing, The Apprentice, Eastenders and Countryfile.
Catching up with the ratings in Australia for the five city metro area, episode 4 of Poldark was watched by 468k on 16 October rising to 482k for episode 5 last Sunday, its second best showing of the season after episode 3 (502k) according to TVTonight.