1.02 million, a 4.6% audience share, and more viewers than Sky 1’s latest big-budget, big-name drama. Get in. Obviously, this isn’t quite as good as Friday’s phenomenal effort, but it’s still huge for a digital channel, and we couldn’t be expected to enter the record books for three nights in a row. But for a little bit more context – the lowest rated episode of BTE got more viewers than the highest rated episode of Horne & Corden.
I can’t wait to see the final figures for these shows, and indeed the Making Of, which I hope managed to retain a fair proportion of those million viewers. Doug said that the future of Red Dwarf depends on viewing figures and DVD sales. Put a big tick against item one.
ADDITIONAL: It’s even more impressive than we first thought – and it’s making the news. See comments for links.