After a 13 year hiatus, popular British drama Cold Feet is back and hotter than ever, with more than six million people watching the season premiere in the UK on Monday night.
The new series, which launches October on Seven, won the 9pm slot on ITV with 6.1m viewers, a peak audience of 6.6m and a 29% share. This is higher in volume and share than its pilot episode in 1997. It was up by +1.4m and +7 share points compared to the year-to-date slot average and beat Doc Martin in the same slot last year.
The Manchester-based, BAFTA award-winning Cold Feet ran for five seasons between 1997 and 2003. It returns in 2016 with more heartfelt, truthful comedy and drama.
When we saw them last, our couples were on the cusp of change, growing up and settling down – they had hoped by the time they were approaching their fifties they would have life worked out. Since Rachel’s untimely death, how has Adam (James Nesbitt) coped raising their son without his soulmate? Do Pete (John Thomson) and Jenny (Fay Ripley) still spend their evenings on the sofa, perhaps now watching Endeavour instead of Inspector Morse? And what of David (Robert Bathurst) and Karen (Hermione Norris)? They had split up, but with three children, are the ties that bind still strong?