Merlin logoAs Merlin has now drawn to a close and a second season commissioned we take a look back at the ratings for the series to see just how it fared.

 

Merlin logoBBC’s new Saturday night drama series Merlin has drawn to a close after 13 episodes but a second season is on its way. The drama performed well for BBC One despite an ever-changing time-slot and being up against The X-Factor during the latter part of its run. In this feature we take a look back at the show’s ratings to see how well it actually performed well in the ratings.

 

Merlin and ArthurEpisode One: Dragon’s Call, 7.30pm. 7.1 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

Episode Two: Valiant, 6pm. 5.4 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

Episode Three: The Mark of Nimueh, 6pm. 6.3 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

Episode Four: The Poisoned Chalice, 7.05pm. 6.4 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

GwenEpisode Five: Lancelot, 5.55pm. 5.3 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

Episode Six: A Remedy to Cure All Ills, 5.50pm. 6 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

Episode Seven: The Gates of Avalon, 7.30pm. 6.4 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

Episode Eight: The Beginning of the End, 7.20pm. 6.2 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

MorganaEpisode Nine: Excalibur, 7.20pm. 6.4 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

Episode Ten: The Moment of Truth, 7.25pm. 7 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

Episode Eleven: The Labyrinth of Gedref, 7.35pm. 6.7 million viewers [final ratings figure]

 

Episode Twelve: To Kill the King, 7.25pm. 5.7 million viewers [overnight figure]

 

Episode Thirteen: Le Morte d’Arthur, 7.10pm. 5.7 million viewers [overnight figure]

 

 

 

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