MisfitsE4 is celebrating after its superhero drama Misfits returned for a third season with a total audience of 2.2 million viewers.

E4’s Bafta-winning, smash hit drama series Misfits has celebrated its highest rating episode ever, achieving a total audience for episode one of 2.2m (Consolidated TV viewing, and VoD viewing combined). The third season of the series opened with a consolidated TV audience of 1.8m for episode 1, a 6% increase on the previous best of 1.7m for the Christmas special in December 2010 and a 53% rise on the overnight figure of 1.2m.

When live TV viewing is combined with VoD viewing, the audience rose to 2.2m, an uplift of almost double the original overnight figure. Misfits continued its cross-platform success on Twitter as E4’s top tweeted programme of the week, with over 63,000 tweets about the series.

Misfits continues on Sunday evening on E4.

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