Natural history doc becomes biggest show of 2017

Natural history doc becomes biggest show of 2017

8th November 2017

The opening episode of Blue Planet II has become the most-watched show of the year with a consolidated audience of 14m viewers.

BBC1’s natural history show was ahead of the sixth episode of Strictly Come Dancing (12.3m), as well as charity concert One Love Manchester and the final episode of the third series of ITV’s Broadchurch, both of which entertained 11.6m.

Blue Planet II’s debut gripped a peak of 14.3m and enjoyed an average share of 45.7% across its 60 minutes, building on an overnight audience of 10.3m.

The BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit programme was the biggest natural history show in 15 years and comfortably ahead of the previous best – an episode of P

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