Take the High Road has been revealed as one of the STV Player’s most-streamed drama series of 2021.
More than 40 years after the Scottish soap launched on STV, fans are still gripped by the goings-on in Glendarroch.
The show has won a legion of new followers, adding to a wealth of existing fans, after the show was added to STV’s free streaming service two years ago.
It was the fifth most-watched drama on the platform last year, attracting more streams than major new series such as Marcella and Finding Alice.
Daily streams of Take the High Road reached a peak on November 12, as viewers sought out memorable episodes featuring Mrs Mack, following the death of actress Gwyneth Guthrie who played the popular character.
The top three dramas streamed during 2021 on the STV Player were soap favourites Coronation Street and Emmerdale, as well as the second series of British crime thriller The Bay.
Critically-acclaimed drama The Bridge, starring Diane Kruger as formidable detective Sonya Cross took the fourth spot and popular crime series Taggart came in eighth place.
All 27 series of the show, which originally aired from 1983 to 2010, are available to stream on STV Player.
Richard Williams, managing director of Digital at STV said: “Never underestimate the power of Glendarroch! We’re so pleased that, among the countless big-name, big-budget international dramas our viewers are enjoying on STV Player, there remains a soft spot for the gentle familiarity of Take the High Road.
“This list also highlights that Corrie and Emmerdale fans have embraced the flexibility that watching their favourite soaps on-demand gives them. The sheer variety of our top ten list, from the day-to-day antics on the cobbles to the high-octane thrills of The Bridge, shows there really is a drama to suit every taste on STV Player.”
STV Player’s ten most-streamed drama series of 2021 are:
1. Coronation Street
3. The Bay
4. The Bridge
5. Take the High Road
9. Finding Alice
10. The Firm