24 Hours In Police Custody on Channel 4 attracted its highest-ever ratings after viewers called Victoria Breeden a “nutter”.
The episode – subtitled Black Widow – told the story of a woman from Bury St Edmonds who tried to have her ex-husband killed.
Not only did viewers find it riveting, but they were horrified at her behaviour.
How many people watched 24 Hours In Police Custody on Channel 4?
Channel 4 said that the first in the two-part series attracted 2.9million overnight viewers.
The channel said that it was the show’s biggest overnight audience.
It also attracted more viewers in the younger 16-34-year-old age group.
This bumper audience took to Twitter to comment on Breeden’s alleged murderous intent.
What a brutal 24 hours in police custody, absolute nutter! An the fact CPS were only gonna give him ABH is mental! Clearly attempted murder!
— Jodie (@jodiejerrett) January 9, 2015
How did viewers react to the programme?
One viewer said on Twitter: “The woman on 24 Hours in Police Custody was a proper certified nutter. Wow.”
Another wrote: “What a brutal 24 hours in police custody, absolute nutter!
“And the fact CPS were only gonna give him ABH is mental! Clearly attempted murder!”
Finally a third said: “24 hours in police custody what a nutter” followed by thee cry-laugh emojis.
What happened to the ex-husband?
Viewers were stunned when Cambridgeshire police dashed to see Rob Parkes to check on his safety.
They also broke the news about his ex-wife.
Completely shocked, he told police: “The past history I’ve got with her… I never thought she would’ve gone this far.”
The police were tipped off when an ex of Breeden’s secretly recorded a conversation between the two.
During the conversation, she offered to pay him to kill Rob.
24 Hours In Police Custody – and the second part of Black Widow – continues next Monday (January 11) at 9pm on Channel 4
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