TWO MILLION

TWO. FUCKING. MILLION. VIEWERS.

And a further 300,000 for the 10pm timeshift. And 1m for the Gunmen repeat!

So there we have it. Red Dwarf : Back to Earth is an absolutely HUGE FUCKING SUCCESS. As far as I can see, it’s second only to Torchwood as the highest ever rated UK-originated non-sports multichannel broadcast.* That’s a lot of conditions, but it’s still far more impressive than any of us could ever have anticipated.

*EDIT : “Fourth-highest”, according to Mike Warren’s research. Still, though. Bear in mind this is comparing overnights to final figures…

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