For the BBC, spooky thriller format The Traitors is the present that retains on giving.
Whereas BBC One’s UK model proved an outsized hit and rankings bonanza, the U.S. model’s premiere has simply develop into the most-watched present on the relaunched BBC Three linear community.
With 1.2M consolidated viewers over the previous two weeks, the opening episode, titled The Sport is Afoot, sits atop the BBC Three charts, in keeping with Barb information equipped by Liam Hamilton.
Individually, the U.S. model, which airs on Peacock and was acquired from All3 Media Worldwide, has additionally been obtainable to observe in full on BBC iPlayer because the begin of final month.
Hosted by Alan Cumming, the U.S. model differs from the UK’s in that it mixes various actuality TV icons with non-celebrities. Having develop into the most-watched Peacock actuality sequence, it was greenlit for a second season yesterday together with an Andy Cohen-hosted reunion particular for later this month.
Set within the Scottish Highlands, the present takes 22 contestants – 19 faithfuls and three traitors – with traitors having to evade their fellow trustworthy’s watchful eyes whereas ‘murdering’ one per evening and avoiding being ‘banished’ throughout intense roundtable periods. Within the daytime, they compete in challenges to extend the ultimate money prize.
BBC Three has had combined outcomes since relaunching on linear TV early final yr. Reveals reminiscent of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and The Rap Sport have carried out effectively and saved give attention to the channel however, as linear TV rankings proceed to slip, many have fallen beneath the radar. BBC Three was on-line solely between 2016 and 2021.