UKTV’s Dynamo conjures up magical ratings for BBC One

Dynamo Magician Impossible

UKTV's BAFTA-nominated series Dynamo: Magician Impossible was watched by 3.756 million viewers, over a fifth of the available audience, when it debuted on BBC One last night at 5.35pm.

Dynamo's awe-inspiring stunts have made him one of the most talked about magicians on the planet. Last month UKTV announced that BBC One has picked up the rights to air three episodes from the first series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible, which became one of the biggest ever Pay TV hits in 2011 when it aired on UKTV's flagship entertainment channel Watch. Now in its third series, the show has won plaudits from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society, the Broadcast Awards and the National Television Awards.

A brand new season of Dynamo: Magician Impossible made by Inner Circle Films and Phil McIntyre Entertainment - is currently in production and will premiere on UKTV's Watch later in 2014.

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Zoe Clapp, UKTV Director of Communications

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UKTV's ten imaginative channel brands - Watch, Dave, Gold, Alibi, Eden, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home and Good Food - include the most watched non-PSB channel, the most watched channel in the Factual genre and the most watched channels in the Lifestyle genre (Pay and Free). The company's most recent financial results showed a record-breaking year-end revenue of £262m, and operating profit at £71m.

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