Vigil breaks UK drama records

Submarine thriller is the highest rated new drama launch in the UK since 2018.

Submarine thriller Vigil has become the highest rated new drama launch in the UK since Bodyguard in 2018.

The first episode starring Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans, Paterson Joseph and Martin Compston, attracted an audience of 13.4 million viewers across both overnight and 7-day consolidated viewing data.

Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s Chief Content Officer, says: “Vigil kept viewers hooked as Suranne Jones took them on a thrilling journey like no other. The series’ incredible success is testament to the power of the writing and a brilliant cast and crew.”

Simon Heath and Jake Lushington, executive producers for World Productions, say: “A very big thanks to everyone who tuned in and stayed for the six weeks of Vigil’s thrilling voyage through the Atlantic. The show was brought to the screen by a terrific team in Scotland and these huge figures are the result of their brilliant work.”

The series screened in Australia on Binge / Foxtel on Demand.

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