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UK TV ratings: BBC’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation is neck and neck with ITV’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? of Easter weekend

The BBC’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation finished level with ITV in the ratings last night Why didn’t they ask Evans? from Easter weekend.

The murder of Agatha Christie is simplewith Industry David Jonsson as an amateur detective with whom he works Rings of power Star Morfydd Clark was watched by 2.7 million viewers last night, losing 800,000 viewers since the opening game on Wednesday.

One of the flagship programs of the BBC Christmas programme, Murder is easy was the sixth Christie adaptation of the past decade following a groundbreaking deal with Agatha Christie Productions Limited, and the first not to be written by Sarah Phelps, but with Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre taking on writing duties.

Produced by Mammoth Screen, Murder is easy follows Luke Fitzwilliam (Jonsson), a Nigerian attaché on his way to Whitehall, when he meets the mysterious Miss Pinkerton (Penelope Wilton) on a train, leading to a series of deaths in the small town of Wynchwood-Under-Ashe.

The average viewership over the two nights almost equaled that of ITV star Hugh Laurie Why didn’t they ask Evans? from last Easter, which was co-produced for BritBox. The previous issue of BBC Christie, February 2020 the pale horse, was viewed by 5M in an, albeit slightly different, night view.

Murder is easy confidently prevailed against competition from ITV star Helena Bonham Carter Nolly last night, bringing in just 800,000 viewers, even though that show launched a few months ago on streamer ITVX.

On Christmas Day, King Charles III’s Christmas message dominated. the number of viewers, followed by Doctor who.

The next big BBC drama will be The tourist Season 2 on New Year’s Day, while tonight the pubcaster broadcasts a film drama about the invention of Viagra, produced by Russell T Davies.

Source: Deadline

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