Weekend ratings round-up: ‘Call the Midwife’ return delivers 9.3m

The second series of BBC One’s Call the Midwife launched on Sunday with 9.3m viewers and a 32.5% share of the audience.

It’s the highest figure for the show so far, which peaked at 10 million, and was 1.4m higher than the debut episode of Series 1. Sunday also saw Ripper Street continue strongly with 5.6m (21%), but it was beaten in its time slot by Mr Selfridge on the rebranded ITV which served 5.9m (21.9%) viewers.

BBC One also gave us the second episode of not-so-warmly received P. G. Wodehouse adaption Blandings, which attracted 5.3m (20.7%) viewers on Sunday.

Silent Witness continued on Friday night with 5.9m (22.7%) crime fans tuning in, easily beating the ITV comedy Great Night Out which could only muster 3.2m (12.9%) viewers.

Over on Sky1 the second series of Stella continued with 630k viewers (2.4%) following the continuing adventures of Ruth Jones’ titular heroine.

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

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