Flight of the Conchords gives BBC Four lift off
The second series of US musical comedy Flight of the Conchords launched with more than 400,000 viewers on BBC4 last night, Tuesday 12 May.
HBO's comedy, which stars New Zealand comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, pulled in 412,000 viewers and a multichannel share of 2.9% between 10.30pm and 10.55pm, according to unofficial overnight figures.
That was well up on the first series, which averaged a 0.7% multichannel share in a 9.30pm slot on Tuesdays on BBC4 in late 2007. The channel said that last night's figure was also almost three times its average multichannel share of 1%.
Flight of the Conchords launched with 161,000 viewers on BBC4 in September 2007.
Before the first episode of the second series, documentary Flight of the Conchords: On Air brought 264,000 viewers and a 1.5% multichannel share to BBC4 between 10.05pm and 10.30pm.
'Flight Of The Conchords' draws 412,000
Wednesday, May 13 2009, 10:39 BST
By Dan French
Flight Of The Conchords made an impressive return to BBC Four last night, according to the latest viewing figures.
The series two opener, which saw Jemaine and Bret decide to fire their manager, drew 412k (2.9%) for the digital channel between 10.30pm and 10.55pm.
Now that we're actually up and running, maybe we should shift our quarters to the episode threads set up when it ran in the US, for any comments on individual episodes?
Right. Plan A is to get someone to record it for me. But I'm not sure I trust that system, as it has failed me on numerous occasions. Plan B: well, instead of doing my eight-hour journey overnight - and getting to sleep through it - I am going to stay at home, watch Episode 3, then do my journey on Wednesday daytime instead. Awake. And I won't even be able to read as I'll have two children to entertain.
That is testament to my love and dedication, guys. Hope you're listening .
And Episode Three had better be good.
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