Did Collateral or Trauma win the John Simm-off?

Louise McCreesh
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

John Simm starred in two home-grown dramas last night (February 12) but which one fared better?

The actor went head-to-head with himself, starring in BBC Two drama Collateral as well as Trauma on ITV, which both happened to premiere on the same date at the same time.

Collateral follows the shooting of an illegal immigrant in South London, which draws together a detective (Carey Mulligan), a politician (John Simm) and a vicar (Nicola Walker).

Photo credit: The Forge / BBC

Related: Seven HUGE questions and theories as Collateral kicks off

Meanwhile, Trauma follows a distraught father (played once again by Simm) who, after his teenage son is fatally stabbed, blames the surgeon (Adrian Lester) for failing to save him.

And Britain has picked which serious John Simm they liked best.

Yes, despite a star turn by Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, Collateral was beaten by Trauma.

According to Overnights TV, 1.7 million more viewers opted to watch the ITV drama, with 4.9 million viewers and 23.6% of the 9pm audience share.

In comparison, Collateral drew 3.2 million viewers, with 15.6% of the 9pm audience share.

Sorry, Carey.

Photo credit: BBC/The Forge

Despite losing out in the ratings, both series have received positive reviews from the Digital Spy crowd, so it's a good thing they're both now on demand.

Go on, catch up on whichever Simm you missed last night.

Collateral airs on BBC Two. Trauma airs on ITV.

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