Benefits St takes big viewing hit
THE new series of Benefits Street has seen a massive drop in viewing figures.
The opening episode of the second series of the Channel 4 show, featuring resident Julie Young ( above), attracted almost three million viewers – down 1.3m on last year’s first instalment.
Monday night’s episode featured residents getting to grips with the media interest in their street.
The goings-on in Kingston Road, Stockton-on-Tees, beat New Tricks on BBC1, which attracted 2.2m viewers, but lost out to ITV drama Safe House, watched by 4.8m.
Channel 4 claimed their figures were 75 per cent above the slot average and that it was the most popular programme in the slot for 16 to 34-year-olds.
And the channel’s head of documentaries, Nick Mirsky, isn’t ruling out a third series.
He said: “The gap between rich and poor and the subject of welfare and benefits is an important one.
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