“His Dark Materials” Is A UK Ratings Smash

His Dark Materials Is A Uk Ratings Smash

While reviews are a bit soft States-side, the BBC’s launch of the “His Dark Materials” TV series got off to a blockbuster start in the UK on Sunday night.

The lavish eight-part first season adaptation of Philip Pullman’s books was watched by nearly 7.2 million viewers in the 8PM slot on BBC One on Sunday night, the biggest new drama launch on British TV in more than five years when “The Musketeers” debuted in 2014.

The channel’s biggest drama of 2019 so far was the first episode in of the fifth season of acclaimed cop drama “Line Of Duty” which was watched by 7.8 million viewers.

“His Dark Materials” has its launch in the United States on HBO tonight.

Source: Deadline