Line Of Duty

Line Of Duty Returns With A Record-Breaking 9.5 Million Viewers

Line Of Duty Returns with A Record-Breaking 9.5 Million Viewers for the first episode of Series 6

Line Of Duty returned for its highly anticipated sixth series on BBC One last night. Written & Created by Jed Mercurio, the sixth series focuses on Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case. Her suspicious conduct soon attracts the attention of the anti-corruption unit, AC-12.

A Record-Breaking 9.56 Million Viewers tuned in to watch the first episode on Sunday night.

Line Of Duty Series 6
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The debut of Series 6 beats its previous best overnight performance of 9.1M viewers for Series 5’s finale back in 2019, according to overnight BARB figures supplied by More viewers are expected to watch via BBC iPlayer, to increase the overnight figure. The crime drama, once again, claims its position as one of the BBC’s most popular TV shows.

Although impressive, the return of the hit-series didn’t beat Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. The interview attracted a whopping 11.3million viewers earlier this month on ITV.

Line Of Duty stars Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, and Martin Compston as anti-corruption inspectors, with Shalom Brune-Franklin becoming a new addition to the AC-12 team for Season 6. Kelly Macdonald stars as the guest lead DCI Joanne Davidson.

Line Of Duty continues on Sundays at 9 PM on BBC One. Watch Series 1 to 5 on BBC iPlayer now.

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