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Horne And Corden most successful ever first series of a comedy on BBC Three

Mathew Horne and James Corden (image credit: BBC/Ellis Parrinder

Horne And Corden, the sketch show written by and starring Mat Horne and James Corden, was the most successful first series of a comedy on BBC Three.

The series, which finished its run of six episodes last week, not only broke all previous records amongst the channel's target audience of 16-34s, but also amongst all audiences.

The series averaged 0.9 million viewers per episode and 6% share (10.7% share amongst the channel's target audience of 16-34s). This figure is up on the slot average for 16-34s and by +6 share points (see chart below).

Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC Three, said: "Mat Horne and James Corden are wonderful young British talents – and I'm delighted their first series has performed so well.

"Horne And Corden has proved to be the most successful ever first series of a comedy in BBC Three's history – for both young audiences and viewers across the board.

"It's a wonderful indication of their popularity with young people in particular, and it goes right to the heart of BBC Three's mission to work with the best of young British talent."

Advanced discussions are underway between the producer Tiger Aspect and BBC Three for a second series.

Horne And Corden was broadcast on Tuesdays on BBC Three at 10.30pm.

Date Individuals Individuals: Share Adults 16-34
Summary 929,000 6.0 10.7
10 March 2009 1,373,000 8.7 14.8
17 March 2009 1,096,000 7.5 12.9
24 March 2009 887,000 5.9 10.5
31 March 2009 976,000 6.4 12.2
7 April 2009 580,000 3.8 6.8
14 April 2009 675,000 4.2 7.2


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