Strike vs. Victoria: Did BBC1 or ITV win the ratings battle?

In a poll of RadioTimes.com readers, the new JK Rowling adaptation beat the second series of ITV's Victoria

Cormoran Strike vs Victoria

Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling was up against the second series of Victoria as BBC1 and ITV went head to head in a ratings battle on Sunday night.

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Although the overnight ratings hadn’t yet been published at the time of writing, a poll of RadioTimes.com readers suggests that Strike won over more viewers.

A total of 67% of readers said that they watched JK Rowling adaptation on BBC1 at 9.05pm. 21% of those viewers recorded Victoria to watch later.

Meanwhile viewing Victoria live as it aired – also at 9.05pm – appealed to 32% of viewers.

Writing on the Radio Times Facebook page, Lucy Wright said: “Loved Strike, thought it was very promising and I really enjoyed the books too. Recorded Victoria so I can get rid of the ads!”

Susan Black agreed: “Strike which was excellent. Recorded Victoria to miss the adverts.”

However Kim Pike was team Jenna Coleman: “Victoria – loved the first series, so had to watch it tonight!”

Jo Ann Carroll, meanwhile, “got so excited about finale of Game of Thornes, forgot to record Victoria”.

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It’s easily done, Jo!