7 Million Viewers: Broadchurch Pulls In Its Biggest Audience Yet

ITV murder mystery Broadchurch topped its slot-winning ratings figures by drawing in over a million more viewers this week than it did for the previous two episodes. Episode 3 was watched by over 7.3 million viewers (30.9% of the audience share), easily winning the 9pm slot for the third week in a row. A further 241,000 watched on +1. Overall Broadchurch totalled 7.63 million viewers (32%) and was the fourth most viewed programme last night, beaten only by the two episodes of Coronation Street and Eastenders. It seems that more people are becoming intrigued by the ongoing whodunnit, though the ratings won't have been harmed by the BBC dropping their tactic of scheduling the second part of a rival drama in the same slot.

The BBC's 9pm offering this week, Motorway Cops, drew in only 3.08m (12.9%).On Channel 4 Embarrassing Bodies attracted 1.77m (7.4%) while 1.01m (4.2%) watched Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge.

Consolidated figures for the first two episodes of Broadchurch (including views from such as PVRs within seven days of the original broadcast) are:

Episode One (Monday 4th March) - 9.07 million (31%)
Episode Two (Monday 11th March) - 9.01million (30.5%)

Broadchurch continues on ITV at 9pm on Monday 25th March

Broadchurch stars David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan. Find out more about the series here

Source: Digital Spy & ITV Media