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Broadchurch finale peaks with 9.3 million viewers

Published: Tue 23 Apr 2013


Broadchurch finale peaks with 9.3 million viewers
The audience to the final episode of Broadchurch hit a peak of 9.3 million last night, as viewers tuned in to find out who killed Danny Latimer, in the conclusion to ITV’s acclaimed drama series.
The concluding episode drew an average audience of 8.6 million viewers/a 33% share of viewing - the highest rating episode of the series by one million viewers.
The volume of tweets about the show rose last night to over 260,000 for the final episode - an unprecedented amount for a UK drama, a huge volume that is usually only ever achieved by the biggest episodes of the biggest entertainment and reality series.
Based on live overnight data, Broadchurch has enthralled an average audience of 7.1 million viewers across its eight part run; making it the most watched new drama series on any channel in over a year.
Based on consolidated data (available up until April 16th) Broadchurch is currently averaging a massive 9.2 million viewers, meaning it is on track to be ITV's highest rating new weekday drama series since 2004. 
Consolidated data has yet to come in for the final two episodes, but the series average is likely to increase even further when this data is available.
The final frame of the credits last night revealed that Broadchurch will return for second series.
Notes to editors:
All figures include viewing on ITV+1
Twitter statistics are from SecondSync. SecondSync have been measuring twitter conversations around TV content since January 2012.