Killing Eve Season 2 “already a huge smash”
Staff Reporter | On 12, Jun 2019Reading time: 2 mins
Season 2 of Killing Eve is already a huge smash hit, with people flocking to BBC iPlayer to stream the show on its opening weekend.
Episode one was requested 864,000 times over the weekend and the box set for Season 2 has been requested 2.6m times in the first 36 hours of it being available – up 79 per cent on the Season 1 opener.
Episode 1 also proved hugely popular on BBC One, peaking when 3.7m people tuned in to watch the season opener.
The full second season of the Bafta Award-winning series dropped on BBC iPlayer on Saturday evening, as Jodie Comer’s Villanelle and Sandra Oh’s Eve returned to our screens on BBC One. And since then, some fans haven’t been able to stop themselves from bingeing on the whole thing, as BBC iPlayer data shows that 18,000 people signed into their BBC accounts have raced through the full box set and already finished the whole second run.
The first season of Killing Eve, which is also available on BBC iPlayer, is still the BBC’s biggest ever box set, with 53m requests since it first arrived in September last year. And, in this weekend alone, the first series has seen more than 676,000 requests, as existing fans reminded themselves of events ahead of the new season and new viewers decided to check out the hype.
Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, says: “We know people loved the first series of Killing Eve and so it’s no surprise audiences have flocked to series two. The first episode of the second series is already on track to be one of our biggest episodes ever and we expect it to keep on growing. And it’s amazing to see that 18,000 people haven’t been able to stop themselves from bingeing the whole second series!”
“As intoxicatingly unpredictable as ever,” we wrote in our spoiler-free review of Season 2, which you can read here.