Des Tops 10 Million Views In The Week After Launch




The consolidated viewing figures are in for Des and reveal that more that 10 million people have watched the ITV crime drama  in the seven days since its launch last week.

David Tennant, Daniel Mays and Jason Watkins starred in the three-episode series detailing the arrest and murder of Dennis Nilsen, one of the UK's most notorious serial killers. Written by Luke Neal and directed by Lewis Arnold, the drama is based on material from the book Killing for Company by Brian Masters, played by Jason Watkins in the series.

The drama launched with 5.4 million viewers on Monday 14th September, making it ITV's most watched drama of the year. It has now been watched by 10.9 million viewers with the inclusion of repeat showings and catch up and streaming services. This makes it ITV's biggest drama launch since 2006. 

Des also broke the record for ITV Hub, bringing in its biggest audience to date of 1.7 million viewers. It now tops ITV Hub’s most watched shows on catch up. 

David Tennant also narrated The Real Des: The Dennis Nilsen Story, a documentary accompanying the drama, which has now has been watched by 4.3million, including overnight and catch up figures. It is ranked in fifth place amongst the top ten catch up shows. 


 


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