Second Series of Being Human a Success for BBC Three

The gripping finale of the second series of Being Human attracted an audience of one million (4.1%) last night (Sunday 28 February) on BBC Three.

BBC Three’s popular and critically-acclaimed drama about supernatural housemates has once again proved a great success for the channel, with an audience of 1.6 million tuning into the launch episode of this series – an increase of half-a-million on the launch of series one (1.1 million).

Series two has averaged 1.2 million/4.2% and 8.2% amongst 16-34s, and across the week reaches 3.3 million, 8.4% amongst 16-34s.

It has also received 1.7 million requests on BBC iPlayer across the series, with all eight episodes still available to watch for the next seven days.

Being Human’s website – bbc.co.uk/beinghuman – is BBC Three’s best performing site ever and has built a dedicated fan-base through regularly updated posts from cast and crew throughout the show’s two series.

BBC Three is now the most-watched digital channel for the hours it broadcasts and, since its relaunch, it has grown young audiences by 30%.

Being Human is produced by Touchpaper Television, written by Toby Whithouse and stars Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lenora Crichlow and Sinead Keenan.

It has been commissioned for a third series for 2011 by Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC Three, and Ben Stephenson, Controller, Drama Commissioning, where the housemates will relocate to Wales.

Series two of Being Human
“Fantastic.” ***** Heat

“Warm, witty, sexy, and… very human” Guardian

“British genre telly has seldom looked in such fine fettle”
Time Out

“One of the best new British series of last year returns” Independent

“Funny, moving, unmissable and the highlight of my weekend” Sun (Lorraine Kelly)

“A series that’s as much about human nature as it is about spookiness and bloodsucking – and that’s why it works” Daily Telegraph

“The best vampire series on TV (yes, we think little old BBC Three’s Being Human is better than mega US hit True Blood)”
TV Times

“Smart and cultish comedy horror… excellent”
Total TV Guide

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