Midsomer Murders, the venerable ITV detective drama, usually returns in France in April (since a few years) but Series 18 premiered yesterday on pubcaster France 3.
The episode caught 3.307.000 viewers (13%). It's not only better than the launch of the previous series (2.6m/10%), it's also impressive considering that France 3 is #2 against an Euro 2016 football match.
Midsomer Murders is produced by Bentley Productions Ltd, an All3Media company, for ITV.
Series 18 reviews on this blog (Spoiler-Free):
http://tattard2.blogspot.fr/2016/01/midsomer-murders-incident-at-cooper.html (The Incident at Cooper Hill)
http://tattard2.blogspot.fr/2016/01/midsomer-murders-breaking-chain-itv.html (Breaking The Chain)
http://tattard2.blogspot.fr/2016/02/midsomer-murders-saints-and-sinners-itv.html (Saints and Sinners)