BBC drama 'Bodyguard' continues to smash records with last night's finale watched by almost half of Sunday night UK viewers.

According to figures released by the BBC, 10.4 million people tuned in to watch the dramatic finale, with a peak of 11 million and 47.9% share of that evening's overall viewing.

Between that and the show's record breaking viewership for its opening episode, 'Bodyguard' has now become the most-watched BBC drama since 2008 (which was the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special - seen by 11.7 million people). It's also the most watched drama finale since 'Downton Abbey''s series two finale in November 2011.

Excluding World Cup football matches, the Jed Mercurio series is the highest-rated programme of 2018 across all channels.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, showrunner Mercurio has already spoke about the possibility of more seasons, telling The Sun:

"It's probably fair to say we would probably approach any thoughts of a second series with the idea that it would create an opportunity for a third or fourth," he said.

"We do feel very privileged and fortunate that there's been such a response that it gives us that opportunity to at least think about doing more."

If you missed 'Bodyguard', unfortunately we cannot access the BBC Player in Ireland, but given its success, we're sure it's only a matter of time until RTÉ pick it up.