Since it first premiered, Derry Girls has gone down an absolute treat with viewers.
And now it’s official – the Channel 4 comedy is the most-watched series in Northern Ireland since modern records began.
Across the UK, consolidated viewing figures show that the first series was watched by an average of 2.5 million viewers per episode, making it the broadcaster’s biggest comedy launch in 14 years.
It reached 54% of the Northern Irish TV audience, including 65% of 16-34 year old viewers.
Lisa McGee, the creator and writer of the show, said:
“Derry Girls is a project very dear to my heart and I’m delighted that so many people have joined us for the ride (no, Michelle, not that sort of ride…).
“It’s particularly special to me that the Northern Irish audience has supported it in the way that they have – I’ve been blown away by the response to the series and am so excited that we get to do it all again with the second series.”
The second series of Derry Girls will air in 2019.