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‘The Traitors’ Ends In Triumph: Final Draws Record 8M Viewers As Streaming Bolsters Ratings

The Traitors has confirmed its status as one of British television’s hits of the year after Season 2’s final episode drew record ratings.

The Claudia Winkleman-fronted BBC reality series ended with an audience of 8M after seven days of streaming and catch-up viewing was accounted for, according to UK ratings body Barb.

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This was a million more than its overnight audience of 6.9M and made it the most-watched show on British TV in the week to January 28.

The Traitors has not had a higher-rated episode over the course of its two seasons, with people flocking to the wink-murder-style game to watch Harry Clark be crowned winner.

Produced by All3Media-backed Studio Lambert, the show steadily built its audience throughout its 12-part run (see below), with BBC1 broadcasting batches of three episodes on a Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night during January.

Only Mr Bates vs The Post Office, ITV’s hit drama series, and BBC1’s reboot of game show Gladiators have performed better than The Traitors in 2023.

Episode 1: 5.9M
Episode 2: 5.8M
Episode 3: 5.8M
Episode 4: 6.5M
Episode 5: 6.4M
Episode 6: 6.5M
Episode 7: 7.1M
Episode 8: 7M
Episode 9: 7.1M
Episode 10 7.4M
Episode 11: 7.6M
Episode 12: 8M

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