British funnyman Hugh Laurie's serious new US TV role continues to be a surprisingly huge hit in America.

The show HOUSE, in which the BLACKADDER star plays an irascible doctor, was booked for a second series earlier this month (MAR05) and now it's a real ratings winner.

Last week's (ends18MAR05) episode hit a series high and was the most popular scripted series on primetime television. It was seen by 17.3 million people.

23/03/2005 21:35