|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 airs Mondays at 6:45pm, on BBC TWO.
|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.
|Die Me, Dichotomy|
^ Moved to 6:50pm
|2.13||19th Dec 00|
^ Moved to Tuesday
|Liars, Guns and Money, Part 3: Plan B||2.77||18th Dec 00|
|Liars, Guns and Money, Part 2: With Friends Like These||2.75||11th Dec 00|
|Liars, Guns and Money, Part 1: A Not So Simple Plan|
^ Moved to 6:25pm
|2.74||4th Dec 00|
|A Clockwork Nebari||2.45||20th Nov 00|
|The Ugly Truth||2.22||13th Nov 00|
|The Locket||2.64||6th Nov 00|
|Won't Get Fooled Again||2.35||30th Oct 00|
|Beware of Dog||2.65||9th Oct 00|
|My Three Crichtons||2.57||2nd Oct 00|
|Look at the Princess, Part 3: The Maltese Crichton||2.92||25th Sep 00|
|Look at the Princess, Part 2: I Do, I Think||2.28||18th Sep 00|
|Look at the Princess, Part 1: A Kiss is But a Kiss||2.03||11th Sep 00|
|Out of Their Minds||2.06||4th Sep 00|
|Dream a Little Dream||2.12||14th Aug 00|
|Home on the Remains||2.13||7th Aug 00|
|Picture if You Will||2.01||31st Jul 00|
|The Way We Weren't||1.87||24th Jul 00|
|Crackers Don't Matter||1.86||17th Jul 00|
|Taking the Stone||2.21||10th Jul 00|
|Vitas Mortis||2.03||19th Jun 00|
|Mind the Baby||2.10||12th 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.
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 Title||Rating (Total)||Airdate||First Airing||Repeat|
|Family Ties||2.04||5th Jun 00|
|Bone to be Wild||2.85||22nd May 00||2.24||0.60|
|The Hidden Memory (Part 2 of 2)||2.73||15th May 00||1.99||0.74|
|Nerve (Part 1 of 2)|
^ Moved to 6:45pm
|2.54||8th May 00||2.14||0.40|
|A Bug's Life||3.20||17th Apr 00||2.62||0.57|
|Through the Looking Glass||3.08||10th Apr 00||2.41||0.68|
|A Human Reaction||3.60||3rd Apr 00||3.01||0.59|
|Durka Returns||3.14||27th Mar 00||2.44||0.70|
^ Moved to Sundays
|Jeremiah Crichton||2.74||20th Mar 00||2.10||0.64|
|Rhapsody in Blue||2.67||13th Mar 00||2.44||0.23|
|The Flax||3.00||6th Mar 00||2.30||0.70|
|Till the Blood Runs Clear||3.36||28th Feb 00||2.53||0.83|
|They've Got a Secret||3.58||21st Feb 00||2.60||0.98|
|DNA Mad Scientist||4.13||14th Feb 00||2.77||1.36|
^ Moved to Saturdays
|That Old Black Magic||3.22||31st Jan 00||2.61||0.61|
|PK Tech Girl||3.35||24th Jan 00||2.73||0.61|
|Thank God It's Friday. Again.||3.56||17th Jan 00||3.00||0.57|
|Exodus from Genesis||3.29||10th Jan 00||2.70||0.59|
|I, E.T.||2.76||20th Dec 99|
|Back and Back and Back to the Future||3.02||13th Dec 99|
|Throne For a Loss||3.64||6th Dec 99|
|Premiere||4.02||29th 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.