The ratings for last night's first episode of L&O:UK are in and it's good news as, according to The Guardian, the show won it's 9pm slot with 6.4million viewers and a 26% sharehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/feb/24/tv-ratings-law-and-order
As with all new shows, the true test is keeping those viewers next week and in future...
ETA: This link has more information. http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/883613/Law---Order-UK-asserts-control-Monday-night/
The show started with 6.9m and tailed off to 6.1 by the end (people seemed to switch over to see the end of the last episode of WDYTYA on BBC1) and another article has mentioned that this figure is less than the 7.5m who tuned in last week to see the end of Whitechapel, but then that's comparing the final episode of a three-part drama to the start of a new show so not sure how useful it is to compare them... Anyway I'm still happy with the numbers.