Monday, March 1, 2010

The Second Season Of 'Being Human' A Huge Success For The BBC

Source: BBC (Press Release)

The gripping finale of the second series of Being Human attracted an audience of one million (4.1%) last night (Sunday 28 February) on BBC Three.

BBC Three's popular and critically-acclaimed drama about supernatural housemates has once again proved a great success for the channel, with an audience of 1.6 million tuning into the launch episode of this series – an increase of half-a-million on the launch of series one (1.1 million).

Series two has averaged 1.2 million/4.2% and 8.2% amongst 16-34s, and across the week reaches 3.3 million, 8.4% amongst 16-34s.

It has also received 1.7 million requests on BBC iPlayer across the series, with all eight episodes still available to watch for the next seven days.

Being Human's website – bbc.co.uk/beinghuman – is BBC Three's best performing site ever and has built a dedicated fan-base through regularly updated posts from cast and crew throughout the show's two series.

BBC Three is now the most-watched digital channel for the hours it broadcasts and, since its relaunch, it has grown young audiences by 30%.

Being Human is produced by Touchpaper Television, written by Toby Whithouse and stars Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lenora Crichlow and Sinead Keenan.

It has been commissioned for a third series for 2011 by Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC Three, and Ben Stephenson, Controller, Drama Commissioning, where the housemates will relocate to Wales.

See Also: Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow And Aidan Turner Return For The 3rd Season Of Being Human / Lenora Crichlow Talks About Being A Ghost And Being Human / Can A Werewolf, Vampire And Ghost Share A London Flat?

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