The return of comedy Brassic to Sky One has seen the combined number of downloads from Sky and NOW TV reach 5.9 million.
The second series launched with a seven-day cumulative audience of 1.51 million for the opening episode, with more than 800,000 viewers completing the box set within the first fortnight of launch.
At the same time fans caught up on the first set of adventures of Vinnie (Joe Gilgun) and his unlikely gang of loveable Lancastrian rogues by downloading series one, with a further 2.8 million downloads.
A third series is slated to start production later this year.
Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky Studios, said: “What a thrill to see record numbers of our customers enjoy Brassic in super quick time. It’s captured the imagination of fans, including England cricket vice-captain Ben Stokes who tweeted his love for the show. The combination of brilliantly honest writing and an outstanding cast have left them hungry for more – roll on season 3!”
Brassic 2 is one of the latest in a run of Sky original comedies launching on Sky One with audiences of more than one million – including Avenue 5 (starring Hugh Laurie, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Rebecca Front), Intelligence (with Nick Mohammed and David Schwimmer), Breeders (Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard), and Hitmen (Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.