According to overnights, 16 million people tuned in to see the return of Dirty Den - something like a 65% audience share. If it can still pull in figures like that there's no way the Beeb would axe it
Well it said 16.8m for the Monday episode but apparently shedded 10% (1.6m) of those viewers for yesterday's episode, down to 14.2m.
I reckon it's just a one-time blip. It'll fall back to its usual 10-12m viewership ratings eventually, Den or no Den.