First we have the overnight ratings. Can of Worms ended the run with 493,000 viewers. A little further down on the rest of the series but held a similar share of the audience. 2.3% of the available audience watched Can of Worms compared with 2.6% for Krysis. Essentially, fewer people were watching TV but only a slightly smaller proportion were watching Red Dwarf.
Red Dwarf is making big gains this series on the consolidated rating front. At time of publishing, four ratings are available for the consolidated ratings and these are as below:
|Give and Take||06/10/2016||1,144,000|
Series X settled at around the million and a half mark:
|Fathers and Suns||11/10/2012||1,645,000|
The consolidated ratings are a little down on Series X but when you consider Red Dwarf is now airing in a far more competitive timeslot, it is still a very strong showing. You also have to consider that Red Dwarf is now airing on UKTV Play a week early and many people will be watching there instead.
The ratings on UKTV Play remain strong with Red Dwarf consistently dominating UKTV Play as the most popular programme. The ratings on UKTV Play are as below:
|Episode||First Online||First Week||Second Week||Third Week||Fourth Week||Fifth Week||Total|
|Give and Take||30/09/2016||16,462||17,672||7,227||3,763||45,124|
|Can of Worms||21/10/2016||16,870||16,870|
Overall we get a picture of a great showing for a rating on a digital channel. If Red Dwarf XII airs in a less competitive timeslot this time next year then it will certainly push up closer to the Series X ratings as Red Dwarf has continued to remain incredibly strong in all areas outside of the overnight airing.