New TV series The Classic Car celebrates success

The all-new global TV series, The Classic Car Show, aired Thursday February 5th at 7pm on Channel 5. The first episode of the new 13 x one-hour series racked up staggering viewing figures and a huge amount of social media buzz.

The Classic Car Show premiered last night (Thursday) on Channel 5 at 7pm with 662,000 viewers and a 3.2% share, peaking at 886k viewers. This performance put it ahead of both the weekday 7pm slot average for 2014 and Thursday night slot average (475k/2.4% and 487k 2.5% share respectively).

The show was also an instant hit on social media with over 511,000 organic impressions on Twitter and a 94% positive response to the show.

Ben Frow, Director of Programming for Channel 5, said “We are exceptionally pleased with the viewing figures in what is known to be a very difficult slot. The reaction to the show on social media proves we have a winner in this series and we’re very excited about how it can build from here.”

See The Classic Car Show opening titles & trailer - trailer -