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Sky’s Lucky Man sees record audience increase

February 3, 2016

By Colin Mann

Sky 1’s brand new crime drama, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, starring BAFTA-nominated actor James Nesbitt, has seen the viewing figures for its first episode increase by a record 1.14 million in the week after its launch, resulting in a consolidated audience of 1.74 million, thanks to its availability across a range of Sky viewing options.

This is the biggest increase in viewing figures that the first episode of any Sky original drama series has ever achieved in the week after transmission. It also makes it the best performing original drama series launch on Sky 1 for nearly four years.

Episode one of the ten-part series launched on Sky 1 on January 22nd and delivered an overnight audience of 600,000.

This audience has now grown by 1.14 million as Sky customers take advantage of being able to watch the show flexibly; through their Sky+ recordings, On Demand and via Sky Go. NOW TV customers have also been able to watch the series, with the first episode being the most watched entertainment programme on the online streaming service in the week that it aired.

According to Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1, the record increase in viewing figures over the last seven days shows that the broadcaster’s customers continue to value the flexibility that it offers them, to watch their favourite shows wherever and whenever they want.

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man follows in the success of Sky 1’s 2015 Christmas drama Fungus the Bogeyman, which helped the channel to deliver its highest-rated Christmas week since 2011, with the series delivering an average consolidated audience of over one million. It also follows You, Me and the Apocalypse, which delivered an average consolidated audience of around 800K, making it one of the best performing original British dramas on the channel in recent years.

Customers can watch Stan Lee’s Lucky Man now on Sky 1, On Demand and Sky Go, as well as through online streaming service NOW TV with a NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass.


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