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Des wins massive audience for itv

ITV’s new drama Des was watched by 5.4m [average audience] last night [Monday 14 September] making it the biggest drama launch on the channel since Cleaning Up in 2019. 

AUTUMN DRAMAS ON ITV DES,THE SINGAPORE GRIP, HONOUR AND THE SISTER. DES: Pictured: DAVID TENNANT as Des,DANNY MAYS as Jay and BARRY WARD as McCusker.

Des, featuring David Tennant as serial killer Dennis Nilsen, opened to critical acclaim and is the second biggest drama launch episode across all channels so far in 2020.  The first episode peaked with 5.9m and was watched by almost a third of all viewers [32 per cent] across its slot.

Des continues tonight [Tuesday 15 September] on ITV at 9pm and the three part series concludes tomorrow night at the same time.

ITV has three of the top five most watched drama launches this year.  As well as Des, the first episodes of Quiz [5.3m] and Van Der Valk [5.2m] are also ranked in the top five by overnight audience.