The Quiz mini-series, which is being stripped across three nights on ITV, premiered on Monday at 9PM local time with nearly 5.3M viewers, according to BARB figures supplied by overnights.tv.
Produced by Left Bank Pictures, it was the highest-rated show on British television during the hour it was on air, beating BBC One drama The Nest, which was seen by almost 4.7M people at the same time.
Quiz, which stars Succession‘s Matthew Macfadyen and Fleabag‘s Sian Clifford as the Ingrams, also topped ITV’s slot average. An ITV show would usually be watched by 3.8M on a Monday at 9PM.
Quiz is directed by Stephen Frears (A Very English Scandal) and written by James Graham (Brexit: An Uncivil War). It will premiere on AMC on May 31. Read Deadline’s interview with Graham here.
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