Season two of the hit crime drama Vienna Blood delivered excellent ratings when it aired in Austria earlier this month. The series delivered an impressive average market share of 27% for ORF2, where it was scheduled across three consecutive nights.
Vienna Blood season 2, episode 1 (October 30, 2021) drew an audience of 746.000 and a 25% market share; Episode 2 (October 31, 2021) bettered the premiere with an audience of 910.000/28%; and Episode 3 (November 1, 2021) continued the trend, garnering an audience of 916.000 and market share of 28%. The series hit an impressive market share high of 21% among the hard to reach 12-29-year-old demo.
Red Arrow Studios International distributes the series internationally, where it has sold widely, including to broadcasters in France, Spain, Finland, Japan and key territories across Central and Eastern Europe.
Set in 1900s Vienna and based on the best-selling novels by Frank Tallis, Vienna Blood is produced by award-winning production company Endor Productions and MR Film in Austria for ORF and ZDF. It has been adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson (Deep State, Jericho, Sherlock).
Filmed on location in Vienna in English, Vienna Blood stars Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game, Dracula) as Max Liebermann, and Juergen Maurer (Vorstadtweiber, Spuren des Bösen) as Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt. The second season is directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Robert Dornhelm (Anne Frank: The Whole Story), the lead director of the first series of Vienna Blood.
ORF is the first broadcaster to air the second season of Vienna Blood, the series will premiere on ZDF in Germany on November 21, airing weekly; the show has also sold to BBC in the UK and PBS in the US.
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