The last episode of DR's The Killing (Forbrydelsen) was watched by 2.1m Danish people last Sunday night on DR1, which means that 76.6% Danish viewers had their TV set switched on to the crime thriller.

"The Killing has in that sense renewed its genre and created another milestone for Danish Drama. This is unique and really great," said the Head of DR1 Ulla Pors Nielsen.

The last episode of The Killing was the second most watched programme for DR after the last episode of Krøniken which attracted around 2,4m viewers on January 1, 2007.

The Killing starring Sofie Gråbøl and Lars Mikkelsen was produced by DR in co-production with SVT and NRK which is currently airing the programme. It will be shown on Iceland's public broadcaster RUV early December.

(photo credit: Tine Harden)