Danger Mouse has returned to screens with an all-new TV series, which has topped ratings on CBBC.
Industry ratings body BARB has revealed that the TV show is the best performing new kids’ show of 2015 for children aged from six to 12 and four to 15, based on average figures for the first 15 episodes.
So far, a total of 2.4 million people have tuned in to watch the series during the first three weeks of its run, with over two million views on the BBC’s iPlayer service.
The series returned to TV screens on September 28th – 23 years after the last series aired.
Since it first aired, the show has featured seven times in BARB’s Top 10 CBBC programmes.
The total audience grew by 11 per cent between the first week and the third. For four to 15-year-olds, the audience grew by 14 per cent, while viewing figures also grew by 14 per cent for four to nine-year-old boys.
Rick Glankler, EVP and general manager for FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with these ratings. We anticipated from our initial early screenings that the public were going to like the show so we are delighted to learn that Danger Mouse is entertaining millions of children and their parents across the country.”
Plus, the animated series, which features the secret agent Danger Mouse, has been named the number one in its slot for boys aged from four to nine across all channels.
In addition, the show is also number one for four to 15-year-olds, among dedicated children’s channels.
The series is also set to expand to global audiences when it rolls out internationally on Netflix, and on free-to-air broadcasters during spring 2016.