Extra 800,000 Watch Broadchurch Series Opener Live!

Extra 800,000 Watch Broadchurch Series Opener Live!

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 6:54am 6th January 2015. (Updated at 10:37am 6th January 2015)

7.6 million saw last night's show, compared with 6.8 million who watch the original Broadchurch Series 1 in 2013

Live viewing figures for Broadchurch's 2nd series  first episode have beaten the original programme... by some distance.

Last night 7.6 million of us tuned in, compared with the 6.8 million who watched the first show in 2013.

Creator and lead writer Chris Chibnall's messaged Wessex FM, saying he's pleased and relieved people appear to like the episode.

You can see some our our facebook page  listener comments below:

Dawn Adwick 'Gripping but felt a recap at beginning would have helped my memory and anyone who didn't see first series. But I'll be glued to sofa next Monday'

Anne-Marie Lane 'Loved it...gripped already...'

Trudi Stringer ' Excellent - addicted already, watching it on +1 just in case I missed something......, so pleased they have the continuity of same actors/actresses'

Susan-Jane Smith 'Excellent! Brilliant writing and acting'

Linda Clarke 'Brilliant , so worth the wait , bring on episode 2 can't wait until Monday ,going to be another great series me thinks ..???'

Sam Golledge 'Loved it.'

Chris Radford 'Fab bring on next Monday can't wait brill twist to this new series already'

Cathy Johns 'Brilliant'

Caroline Richards  'All the ingredients for a stonking second series. Oodles of intrigue, loose ends, red herrings...I'm hooked!'

Joanna Bishop' I didn't watch the first series. Watched tonight, very good.'

Rebecca Kendall Fantastic I m hooked again! X

Charlotte Bruton 'Brilliant tonight. I wasn't sure it was going to be as good the second time around but I think it was better'