Line of Duty Figures
More than nine million viewers tuned
into the final episode of Line of Duty yesterday, giving it the
biggest overnight audience of 2019 so far.
The tense conclusion to the BBC One
drama's fifth series attracted an average audience of 9.1
million, according to overnight figures.
Charlotte Moore, the BBC's director of
content, said it was "fantastic to see such a big audience" for
The BBC has already commissioned a
sixth series from writer Jed Mercurio, who also wrote Bodyguard.
Line of Duty's figures are the highest
for a drama since last year's Bodyguard finale, which drew an
overnight audience of 10.4 million last September.
ITV's royal drama Victoria, which went
out at the same time as Line of Duty on Sunday, attracted an
average audience of 2.5 million.