Autumnwatch, a two-week look at life on Brownsea Island, Dorset, brought in 3.26m (14.2%) in the 8pm hour making it a huge success for the channel. The audience is significantly up on the 1.35m (5.8%) who saw Twiggy's Frock Exchange in the same slot last week and almost beat ITV1's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, which had 3.57m (15.5%) at the same time.
"Autumnwatch completely overshadowed both of BBC2's nearest rivals and wasn't too far behind ITV1 at the time." - Jon Rogers, Broadcast
Adapted from Neil Wilkes, Editor, Digital Spy