Bodyguard finale biggest UK drama since records began
Jed Mercurio drama busts records dating back to 2002.
The finale of Bodyguard was watched by an audience of 17.1 million people, consolidated figures have revealed, making it the UK’s most watched episode of any drama series since current records began, in 2002.
It was the largest audience recorded for a TV programme outside of sporting and national events since 2010.
Bodyguard is also BBC iPlayer’s most successful box set ever, currently at over 38 million requests.
The drama byJed Mercurio starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes debuts in Australia on Netflix today.