RATINGS! Liar ends on a series high with massive viewing figures

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ITV's Liar finished its first series last night with big viewing figures.

The show once again came out on top of BBC One's Rellik in Monday night's numbers.


The two crime thrillers, both written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing), have been going head to head over the past six weeks.

In the opening episodes, there was a clear winner with Liar coming out on top with 5.3 million viewers to Rellik's 3.6 million. The next week the gap between the two show then widened as Liar increased to 5.4 million as Rellik dropped right down to 2.1 million viewers.

Last night as both shows aired their sixth and final episodes, Liar hit a series high of 6.5 million viewers on ITV.

Rellik on the other hand dropped to a series low of 1.4 million.

ITV have already confirmed work on a second series of Liar is underway - but it's not expected to begin on TV until 2019.

Despite the impressive numbers, Liar couldn't quite outdo the soaps which topped the night once more. Coronation Street scored the best numbers with 7.7 million and 7.9 million for its two episodes.


EastEnders meanwhile continued with 6.0 million viewers, while Emmerdale was just ahead with 6.3 million.

Elsewhere, George Michael doc Freedom on Channel 4 averaged 2 million viewers.

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