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Following the consolidation of series ones viewing figures (taking account of time shifted viewing on a television over a seven day period) Girls was revealed to be the biggest series ever in Northern Ireland since modern records began in 2002.
The comedy, set in the early nineties during The Troubles, averaged a viewership of 519k and 64.2% share of the audience. It reached 54% of the Northern Irish TV audience, including 65% of 16 34 year old viewers.
Across the UK, consolidated viewing figures reveal that the first series of Derry Girls was watched by an average of 2.5 million viewers,
making it Channel 4 biggest comedy launch since 2004. McDermott, Head of Comedy added:
are beyond thrilled that not only is Derry Girls our biggest comedy launch series since 2004, but that it is the biggest series ever to air in Northern Ireland! This level of popularity is proof positive that Lisa crafted not only a proper gem of a comedy but also one which is run through with authenticity and relatability. news follows last month announcement by C4 Director of Programmes Ian Katz and Head of Comedy Fiona McDermott that the station would be commissioning Series 2 of Girls Peter Foott Young Offenders on BBC Three, Irish comedy production looks set to hit a new gear both here in Ireland and the UK.