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What are the viewing figures for Line of Duty season 6? Here's how many people are tuning in to the BBC drama...
Line of Duty season 6 has finally kicked off on BBC One, and it is living up to all our expectations.
There’s already been tense car chases, robberies and a whole load of CHIS talk…
Here’s everything we know about the Line of Duty viewing figures…
The first episode of Line of Duty’s sixth season pulled in a record audience of 9.56 million, according to overnight BARB figures supplied by overnights.tv.
The police corruption drama's series five opener drew in a peak audience of over 8 million viewers, with an average of 7.8 million watching the entire episode.
By the finale in 2019, the last episode drew in 9.1 million viewers.
At the time, this made it the most-watched drama in terms of overnight ratings since the Bodyguard finale, which was also written by Jed Mercurio.
Meanwhile. Line Of Duty stars Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, and Martin Compston were back as the anti-corruption unit AC-12.
Speaking about her latest role in Line of Duty, Kelly said she couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to play a character with ‘an incredible story’.
She said: “Davidson is enigmatic, a bit of a mystery and hard to pinpoint.
“People don’t know whether they can trust her or not and that carries on throughout the show…”
Line Of Duty continues Sundays at 9pm on BBC One.