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UK Ratings Rundown
A rundown of all the ratings for the eps so far...

By Dani Moure

NOTE: This article will be updated after every new episode as soon as the latest ratings are available.

In this article, we take a look at the ratings for the UK broadcasts of Farscape. The ratings are for the BBC2 airings, as opposed to the SciFi Channel repeats. BBC2 is a free-to-air (sort of) channel available to all television viewers in the UK. Where appropriate time changes are noted in bold italics. Note that we go from most recent episode to oldest, downward.

BBC2 began airing the show on Mondays at 6:25pm. Ratings are in millions of viewers.

Season 3

Season 3 airs Mondays at 6:45pm, on BBC TWO.

Episode TitleRatingAirdate
Revenging Angel 1.72 17th Dec 01
Infinite Possibilities, Part 2: Icarus Abides 1.84 3rd Dec 01
Infinite Possibilities, Part 1: Daedalus Demands 1.83 26th Nov 01
Scratch 'n Sniff N/A [NOTE] 24th Nov 01
^ Special uncut showing (11:20pm)
Meltdown 1.86 19th Nov 01
Incubator 1.88 12th Nov 01
Relativity 1.84 5th Nov 01
Losing Time 1.93 29th Oct 01
Green Eyed Monster 1.78 22nd Oct 01
Thanks for Sharing 1.82 8th Oct 01
Eat Me 1.85 1st Oct 01
...Different Destinations 1.96 24th Sep 01
Self Inflicted Wounds, Part 2: Wait for the Wheel 1.96 17th Sep 01
Self Inflicted Wounds, Part 1: Could'a, Would'a, Should'a 1.81 10th Sep 01
Suns and Lovers 1.78 3rd Sep 01
Season of Death 1.63 27th Aug 01

NOTE: The BBC chose to broadcast "Scratch 'n Sniff" uncut rather than cut it up for a 6:45pm showing. However, they moved the episode to a special time of 11:20pm on a Saturday but did not advertise the move at all (not even an announcement at the end of "Meltdown"), so many fans missed the showing. The episode did not make BBC TWO's top 70 programs for the week, and scored a rating of less than 1.01 million. The exact figure is not available.

Season 2

Episode TitleRatingAirdate
Die Me, Dichotomy
^ Moved to 6:50pm
2.1319th Dec 00
^ Moved to Tuesday
Liars, Guns and Money, Part 3: Plan B2.7718th Dec 00
Liars, Guns and Money, Part 2: With Friends Like These2.7511th Dec 00
Liars, Guns and Money, Part 1: A Not So Simple Plan
^ Moved to 6:25pm
2.744th Dec 00
A Clockwork Nebari2.4520th Nov 00
The Ugly Truth2.2213th Nov 00
The Locket2.646th Nov 00
Won't Get Fooled Again2.3530th Oct 00
Beware of Dog2.659th Oct 00
My Three Crichtons2.572nd Oct 00
Look at the Princess, Part 3: The Maltese Crichton2.9225th Sep 00
Look at the Princess, Part 2: I Do, I Think2.2818th Sep 00
Look at the Princess, Part 1: A Kiss is But a Kiss2.0311th Sep 00
Out of Their Minds2.064th Sep 00
Dream a Little Dream2.1214th Aug 00
Home on the Remains2.137th Aug 00
Picture if You Will2.0131st Jul 00
The Way We Weren't1.8724th Jul 00
Crackers Don't Matter1.8617th Jul 00
Taking the Stone2.2110th Jul 00
Vitas Mortis2.0319th Jun 00
Mind the Baby2.1012th Jun 00

Season Analysis: Once again some of the best episodes of the season score low. "Crackers Don't Matter" and "The Way We Weren't" are the only episodes to gain less than 2 million viewers, so one can only assume people were put off by "Taking the Stone". The breaks in the schedule (which are an unfortunate evil) clearly have an adverse effect on the ratings, when in the break between "Vitas Mortis" and "Stone" the show gaining viewers, but the later break between "Dream a Little Dream" and "Out of Their Minds" causing a small drop. The ratings were pretty steady, spiking for "The Maltese Crichton", which gained 0.64 million viewers over "I Do, I Think". After the break from "Beware of Dog", the ratings slid a little for "Won't Get Fooled Again" (another of the season's high points). The ratings were fairly steady until they gained for "A Not So Simple Plan", and the trilogy that it belonged to not only gained each episode but made up the 2nd, 3rd and 4th highest rated episodes of the season. Sadly, due to the fact the finale would've fallen on Christmas Day, it was forced on to a Tuesday (to avoid delaying till after the holidays), but due to other commitments (Thunderbirds), it was also moved to a later timeslot. Sadly, this being a fairly late decision, the viewership dropped 0.64 million for arguably one of the best ever episodes. I would think had it been in it's regular day/time, it would've bordered on 3 million. Shame.

Season 1

First Airing refers to the Monday showing on the Airdate, Rating (Total) is a composite of the first showing and the repeat on, which began on Friday nights and ended up on Sunday evenings.

Episode TitleRating (Total)AirdateFirst AiringRepeat
Family Ties2.045th Jun 00
Bone to be Wild2.8522nd May 002.240.60
The Hidden Memory (Part 2 of 2)2.7315th May 001.990.74
Nerve (Part 1 of 2)
^ Moved to 6:45pm
2.548th May 002.140.40
A Bug's Life3.2017th Apr 002.620.57
Through the Looking Glass3.0810th Apr 002.410.68
A Human Reaction3.603rd Apr 003.010.59
Durka Returns3.1427th Mar 002.440.70
^ Moved to Sundays
Jeremiah Crichton2.7420th Mar 002.100.64
Rhapsody in Blue2.6713th Mar 002.440.23
The Flax3.006th Mar 002.300.70
Till the Blood Runs Clear3.3628th Feb 002.530.83
They've Got a Secret3.5821st Feb 002.600.98
DNA Mad Scientist4.1314th Feb 002.771.36
^ Moved to Saturdays
That Old Black Magic3.2231st Jan 002.610.61
PK Tech Girl3.3524th Jan 002.730.61
Thank God It's Friday. Again.3.5617th Jan 003.000.57
Exodus from Genesis3.2910th Jan 002.700.59
I, E.T.2.7620th Dec 99
Back and Back and Back to the Future3.0213th Dec 99
Throne For a Loss3.646th Dec 99
Premiere4.0229th Nov 99

Season Analysis: The first season of the show got off to a phenomenal start, when amidst a blitz of advertising "Premiere" scored it's only rating of over 4 million viewers for a single showing to date. The ratings steadily slipped, a small part of which can be attributed to the Christmas Holidays (at which time general viewership is low). Returning in January accompanied by a Friday night repeat, the show bounced back a steady 3 to 3.5 million viewers, with a spike for the fantastic "DNA Mad Scientist", which garnered the shows highest composite to date - 4.13 million viewers (it's not hard to see why). It also had the only repeat to gain over a million viewers when it moved to Saturday afternoon. The ratings levelled out for a couple of episodes then dropped suddenly at "The Flax", then "Rhapsody in Blue" and the season's worst "Jeremiah Crichton". Certainly the show bounced back again for "Durka Returns" by gaining 0.40 million viewers, along with the new Sunday evening repeat. A spike again came for the excellent "A Human Reaction", then the ratings slipped over half a million for "Through the Looking Glass". No doubt helped by a new time, and hiatus, "Nerve" provided the season's lowest composite (a shame for one of the season's very best). The conclusion "The Hidden Memory" (another great episode) provided the season's only rating under 2 million viewers (first showing), but the composite helped it bounce back up, with "Bone to be Wild" again providing an improvement. The repeats ended after that episode though, and all on it's own another season great, again helped by a hiatus, gained just over 2 million, which is by far the lowest rating of season 1 (although there was no repeat for the episode).

The UK Ratings are courtesy of the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board, Ltd (BARB). Check their site to see how the ratings are calculated.

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