Ratings Smash

Red Dwarf helps UKTV to record-breaking year.

13 January, 2017

We've already reported previously on the successful ratings figures garnered by Red Dwarf XI - but this week, a little more context has been given to just how significant they were.

Ratings Smash

According to a new official report, Red Dwarf played an instrumental part in UKTV once again breaking its own annual viewing records in 2016. The broadcaster's share of commercial audiences hit an all-time high of 9.87%, and at the top of the pile was Dave, which is the most-watched non-Public Service Broadcaster (the PSBs being BBC, ITV, C4 and C5) channel in the UK.

And the most-watched show on Dave? Why, just a little thing called Red Dwarf, which brought in total audiences across all showings of over 2 million viewers per episode, with "total consumption" peaking at 2.4 million. Series XI also brought record-breaking figures to the on-demand UKTV Play service, and an unprecedented volume of new user signups. Which is all a bit good, really.

We should be used to new Red Dwarf episodes doing gangbusters by now, but it still gives us a huge swell of pride that so many of you still love and support the show - and that it continues to find a new audience. Now, all we have to do is make sure Red Dwarf XII lives up to it all over again...

Catch up with Red Dwarf XI on UKTV Play!

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