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Biggest TV Audiences

Biggest TV audiences for a drama series since 2000. (Source:Barb.) We give the year, channel and viewing figures, all you have to do is name the drama. (This quiz was set in June, 2022.)

Drama Series Quiz - Biggest TV audiences

  1. May 2nd, 2021, 15.24 million (BBC 1)
  2. February 6th, 2000, 15.16 million (ITV)
  3. January 14th, 2001, 14.69 million (ITV)

  4. September 23rd, 2018, 14.34 million (BBC 1)
  5. November 15th, 2000, 13.66 million (ITV)
  6. December 25th, 2007, 13.31 million (BBC 1)
  7. January 1st, 2014, 12.72 million (BBC 1)
  8. November 6th, 2011, 12.45 million (ITV)
  9. April 8th, 2002, 12.41 million (BBC 1)
  10. January 19th, 2003, 11.96 million (ITV)


  1. Line of Duty (Fact: follows AC-12 as they try to uncover corruption in the police)
  2. Heartbeat (episode: "Against All Odds") (Fact: a 60's drama series based on the Constable novels by Nicholas Rhea)
  3. A Touch of Frost (episode: "Benefit of the Doubt (Part One)") (Facts: follows DI William Edward "Jack" Frost played by Sir David Jason. Originally based on the novels titled Frost by R. D. Wingfield.)
  4. Bodyguard (Fact: Home Secretary Julia Montague is played by Keeley Hawes)
  5. Inspector Morse (the final episode: "The Remorseful Day") (Facts: Morse's first name is Endeavour. Based on the detective novels of Colin Dexter.)
  6. Doctor Who (episode: "Voyage of the Damned") (Fact: this most watched episode featured David Tennant as the 10th Doctor)
  7. Sherlock (Facts: Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson.)
  8. Downton Abbey (the final episode of season 2 ) (Fact: historical drama created and co-written by Julian Fellowes)
  9. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002-2004 Revival) (Fact: the original series ran from 1983 to 1986 on ITV)
  10. The Royal (Fact: The Royal is a spin-off of Heartbeat and is also set in the 1960s)

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