War and Peace tops ratings and wins rave reviews
4 January 2016
From the section Entertainment & Arts
War and Peace sees three young people experience life, love and loss against the epic backdrop of Russia’s wars with Napoleon
The first episode of the BBC’s new costume drama War and Peace was watched by more than six million viewers.
The drama, which stars Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton, has also won rave reviews.
The adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel averaged 6.3 million viewers, peaking at 6.7 million.
It was up against ITV’s Endeavour and spy drama Deutschland 83 on Channel 4, which averaged 4.4 million and 1.2 million viewers respectively.
War and Peace picked up 25% of the audience share, against 19% for Endeavour, 6% for Deutschland 83 and 4.1% for My Mediterranean with Adrian Chiles on BBC Two.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment