Poldark And Young Victoria Set For Ratings War

On September 4th, Poldark series two will face stiff competition when it goes up against ITV period drama Victoria in the coveted 9pm Sunday slot.

In the ten episode second series of Poldark there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross (Aidan Turner) must once again fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries desperately to steal his mine and have him hanged as a revolutionary.

Meanwhile, eight part drama Victoria follows the early life of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

The Sunday night 9pm drama slot has long been a battleground for the BBC and ITV. The most recent face-off resulted in a defeat for ITV’s Doctor Thorne against BBC’s formidable adaptation of The Night Manager.