Ratings round-up: ‘Dancing on the Edge’ waltzes away with 2.3m viewers

The much plugged Dancing on the Edge debuted this week with 2.3m viewers and a 9.5% share of the audience on BBC Two on Monday.

The second episode of Stephen Poliakoff’s five-part drama saw a fall in numbers on Tuesday, however, with 1.8m (8%) tuning in.

Tuesday, following on from H-themed Thursdays a couple of months back, has become D-for-Drama Day. Dallas continued its dramatic fall from grace with only 700k (3%) on Channel 5, whilst Death in Paradise dipped slightly with 6m (25.8%) viewers.

As one sitcom ended another began on BBC One as the final episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys’ third series attracted 6.4m (24.9%) viewers. New, in the 10.35pm slot, was Sue Johnston’s Being Eileen, which had a respectable 2.4m (16.9%) tuning in for the series based on 2011’s Christmas offering, Lapland.

Other comedy this week included the second episode of Derek on Channel 4 on Wednesday which saw a rise in viewers to 1.6m (8.3%).

Finally, Lewis continues to hold firm with a steady 6.2m (24.5%) for ITV on Mondays whilst Silent Witness had 5.1m (22.3%) viewers for the current series’ penultimate episode on Thursday on BBC One.

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

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