Episode one of police drama Line Of Duty series five is the most-watched programme on British television this year with an audience of 13.2 million viewers, 28-day four-screen data has revealed.
The first four episodes have attracted larger audiences than any other programme on UK television this year, averaging 10.6 million viewers in seven-day four-screen consolidated figures.
Episode five, which aired April 28th, received the highest overnight figure for Line Of Duty ever, with an average of 7.9 million viewers and peak of 8.3 million.
“We’re thrilled and flattered by the amazing response to this series of Line Of Duty,” remarked Line Of Duty showrunner Jed Mercurio. “On behalf of the whole production, I want to thank our viewers for their fantastic loyalty, and World Productions and the BBC for their unstinting support.”
“It’s testament to Jed’s brilliant writing and the best cast on British TV that the audience for Line of Duty has grown bigger with every series,” added Simon Heath, executive producer for World Productions. “A huge thanks to the BBC who took a chance on a small show in Birmingham back in 2011 and to everyone who’s supported us since“