This week marked the beginning of the end for everyone’s favourite Belgian detective as ITV screened the first episode of the final series of Poirot.
The second episode of Atlantis performed well on BBC One last night with 5.1m viewers and a 21.4% share of the total audience.
Crime dramas have ruled the roost in the ratings lately, but all that is about to change with the return of Downton Abbey to light up our autumnal Sunday evenings.
Two crime dramas came to an end last Sunday with Vera continuing to draw in more viewers than What Remains.
Doc Martin, the GP with the bedside manner that even Dr Crippen would baulk at returned to ITV on Monday with a healthy 7.6m (32.6%).
The weekend saw both the BAFTAs and the FA Cup final take centre stage on many people’s screens, with the FA Cup scoring 4.96 million as Wigan Athletic won the prize for the first time. The BAFTAs pulled in their highest ratings since 2004, with over 6 million viewers seeing Olivia Coleman scoop a double win, with a 25.5% share rating.
The penultimate episode of BBC One's The Village recorded an average audience of 4.8m (20.1%) viewers, in the same week that it has been confirmed that it will return for a second series.
The latest adventure of young Morse continued to be a hit with the viewers on Sunday as 5.3m tuned in, helping Endeavour to a 21.4% share of the audience in the process.
The first full series of ITV’s Morse prequel Endeavour launched last night with a very satisfactory 5.9m viewers and a 23.4% audience share.