isitandwonder replied to your post “Unsurprisingly, Moffat disagrees with critics who have suggested that…”
Really? I thought the ratings were the lowest ever?
The overnight ratings, yep. I think he means that consolidated ratings and sharing were good (and that consolidated ratings are more important than overnight ratings, as he often says). Actually, the ratings of TFP are similar to those of TLD, only slightly lower, but pretty lower than those of TST. Here are S4 ratings.
TST: 8.1m overnights, 11.3m consolidated
TLD: 6m overnights, 9.53m consolidated
TFP: 5.9m overnights, 9.5m consolidated
But what about the other seasons? Here are the averages of the four season.
Season 1: 8.36m
Season 2: 10.23m
Season 3: 11.82m
Season 4: 10.12m
Make your own conclusions. What made me really roll my eyes was the assumption that because people watched it that means that they liked it. The “voice of the
audience” is not just ratings…