BBC drama Vigil was revealed as the most watched new UK drama in three years according to 30 day viewing data.

Vigil followed DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) who investigates a death of a crew member on the nuclear submarine HMS Vigil.

The six part series was a hit with critics and viewers alike, and grew its audience across the series on both overnight and 7-day consolidated viewing data.

Its first episode drew in an audience of 13.4 million viewers, making it the highest rated new drama launch across all UK channels since Bodyguard back in 2018.

Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s Chief Content Officer, said: “Vigil kept viewers hooked as Suranne Jones took them on a thrilling journey like no other.

"The series’ incredible success is testament to the power of the writing and a brilliant cast and crew.”

Simon Heath and Jake Lushington, executive producers for World Productions, said: “A very big thanks to everyone who tuned in and stayed for the six weeks of Vigil’s thrilling voyage through the Atlantic.

"The show was brought to the screen by a terrific team in Scotland and these huge figures are the result of their brilliant work.”

The series was made by World Productions (Showtrial, Line Of Duty, Bodyguard) for the BBC, and commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer.