Catch up viewing reveals that launch episode of new series of #PortraitArtistOfTheYear last Wednesday - the 1st since @SkyArts became a free to air channel - watched by a record 700k viewers, the largest ever audience on the channel. Big 👏👏to production team at @StoryvaultFilms— Liam Hamilton (@LiamHamilton16) October 23, 2020
It is but that 700k includes its highest ever overnight rating and presumably recordings.
Having a look at BARB Pick doesn't seem to have been overly affected, the top shows still hovering between 200-300k. So it continues to looks like a move that's paid off for Sky.
S1E5 was tonight from 5-7pm with the final episode of the series is next Sunday.