Ratings round-up: ‘Black Mirror’ returns with 1.6m viewers

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The second series of Charlie Booker’s Black Mirror kicked off with 1.6m viewers on Monday and a 9% share of the total available audience.

This is good news for Channel 4 despite being approximately 300k down on the opening episode of Series 1 back in December 2011.

The final episode, in what is rumoured to be the last series, of Lewis was seen by a very healthy 6.3m viewers (24.6%) and easily won the 9pm time slot for ITV. Meanwhile over on BBC Two, Dancing on the Edge was viewed by 1.7m (6.6%).

On Tuesday, Death in Paradise celebrated being recommissioned for a third run with 6.2m (25.7%) viewers whilst the plight of Dallas took a turn for the worse. The drama chronicling the everyday lives of billionaire oil barons moved to a much later 11pm slot on Channel 5 and was watched by a series low of 328k (3.8%).

Channel 5 had better results on Wednesday as the ever reliable NCIS pulled in 1.6m (6.6%). Derek fell slightly this week with 1.2m (6.7%) viewers but remains above the Channel 4 ratings average for this time slot.

> Buy Death in Paradise on DVD on Amazon.

Watch the trailer for Dancing on the Edge

All data was supplied by Attentional, Digital Spy and The Guardian.

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