Weekend ratings round-up: ‘Ripper Street’ finale attracts 5.1m viewers

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The first series of Ripper Street concluded on Sunday with an average audience of 5.1m viewers and an audience share of 20.1%.

Once again BBC One’s Victorian crime drama was beaten by Mr Selfridge, which saw 6.4m (27.2%) viewers tune in; but let’s not forget that the ITV drama also benefits from the added viewers on the +1 channel.

Unsurprisingly, the weekend’s big hitter was Call the Midwife, which delivered 8.6m (33.3%) viewers for BBC One.

Channel 5’s US import Person of Interest was only seen by 727k (2.8%) people this week. However, Saturday was a much better day for the channel as both NCIS and Law and Order: Criminal Intent both kept 1.1m crime lovers glued to their screens.

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

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