The Pembrokeshire Murders, Luke Evans’ drama about a murder investigation in Wales, has helped UK broadcaster ITV achieve some of its best ratings in years.
Done by Bodyguard and Course of action producer World Productions, the three-part series debuted Monday with 6.3 million viewers in the key 9 p.m. battlefield, according to overnight figures provided by nuit.tv.
The Pembrokeshire Murders comfortably earned its place and, according to ITV, it was the network’s biggest new drama launch since The Durrells in April 2016. It was also the biggest audience for all ITV dramas since Vera in 2018.
Evans plays cop Steve Wilkins in the drama, which depicts the pursuit of a cold-blooded serial killer and is based on a book about real crime Catch the Bullseye Killer, written by Senior Investigative Officer Steve Wilkins and ITV News reporter Jonathan Hill.
The show continues on ITV tonight. It is co-produced by BritBox, which owns the creative rights for the series in the United States and Canada.