John Simm starred in two home-grown dramas last night (February 12) but which one fared better?
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).
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.
Actor #JohnSimm went head-to-head with ...actor #JohnSimm, appearing in two new dramas at 9pm: Collateral drew 3.2m/15.6% on BBC2; Trauma on ITV won out with 4.9m/23.6% @TallStoryPicsuk https://t.co/DSYC3PhVGB- overnights.tv (@overnightstv) February 13, 2018
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.
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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