Last day of series stacker iPlayer option for Survivors series one

Access to all six episodes of the first series of Survivors on the BBC’s iPlayer service will cease at 9:29pm on Tuesday 30 December, when the ‘series stacker’ option for the programme comes to an end. The series one DVD will be released for sale on 26 January 2009. (2 January update: Although all Survivors… Read More Last day of series stacker iPlayer option for Survivors series one

BBC Press Office confirms Survivors recommissioned

In a press release issued on 22 December, the BBC Press Office confirms that a second series of Survivors has been commissioned. In the release, Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning is quoted as saying: “I am delighted Survivors will be returning in 2009 with Adrian Hodges at the helm – it’s been a thrilling… Read More BBC Press Office confirms Survivors recommissioned

Survivors fifth episode nets 5m viewers

The Media Guardian reports (17 December) that the fifth (and penultimate) episode of Survivors netted 5m viewers and a 22% audience share – its best result for three weeks. Elsewhere Broadcast magazine indicates that, although the viewing figures are (predictably enough) down on that secured by the opening 90-minute pilot, Survivors “is still performing above… Read More Survivors fifth episode nets 5m viewers

Cover artwork for Survivors DVD sleeve confirmed

The BBC Shop is displaying the finalised cover design for the three-disc Survivors DVD set. The sleeve is based on the original motorway-set promotional group shot, and features Abby, Greg and Tom as its principal characters (see below). The release date is set at 26 January 2008, with an RRP of £29.35 (fractionally down on… Read More Cover artwork for Survivors DVD sleeve confirmed

Audience picks up for Survivors fourth episode

The Brand Republic site reports that viewing figures for the fourth episode of Survivors appear to have reversed the downward trend experienced in previous weeks – albeit modestly. According to unofficial overnight figures, 4.8m viewers tuned in to watch the programme (a 20.7% audience share), comfortably outdoing the competition on ITV1 from Champion’s League coverage… Read More Audience picks up for Survivors fourth episode

BBC Four to repeat ‘Cult of… Survivors’ – 16 December 2008

The well-received 2006 BBC documentary on the original series The Cult of… Survivors is to be repeated on BBC Four at 10.00pm on 16 December 2008. The transmission will follow straight-on from the broadcast of the penultimate episode of the new series on BBC One. As well as clips from across the three series, the… Read More BBC Four to repeat ‘Cult of… Survivors’ – 16 December 2008

Richard and Judy – Watch TV – Survivors feature

Survivors actors Zoë Tapper and Nikki Amuka-Bird were interviewed on Watch TV’s Richard and Judy’s New Position on Friday 5 December, in a slot which featured clips from episodes one and two of the new series. Original series actor Lucy Fleming (who played the role of Jenny Richards) was also briefly interviewed, alongside a clip… Read More Richard and Judy – Watch TV – Survivors feature

Ratings slip again for episode three – to just below average

Broadcast magazine reports that the viewing figures for the third episode of Survivors were down on the numbers for episode two. Survivors third episode attracted 4.6m viewers (18.2% audience share). The average figure for BBC shows in the 9pm Tuesday slot for the year is 4.8m (20.5%), so episode three came at just under that… Read More Ratings slip again for episode three – to just below average