John Plunkett meets Taskmaster creator and co-host Alex Horne


Chart of the month: on average each person sees 42 TV ads a day

In total 2.5 billion TV ads are seen in the UK every day, this places average daily impact at 42


Camden Hells: The power of media to scale

How a brand used TV for the first time to drive awareness and brand love


H1 2018 TV viewing report

All the key viewing figures for the first half of 2018. Includes viewing stats, top programmes and most viewed advertisers


Five brilliantly creative ads in the latest Thinkboxes shortlist

The July/August Thinkboxes shortlist sees some stand out creative from Audi, BT Sport, TENA Men, Halifax and NHS. Who will the Academy vote for? Watch them all right here.


TV ad time-lengths

All the learnings surrounding TV ad length


Breaking ads

Twice a week we update this gallery with a collection of the latest and best ads breaking on TV.


Latest deck: TV advertising’s killer charts

For the full lowdown on why TV is the most effective form of advertising download this deck packed with facts and evidence.


This girl's sad: the 'This girl can' campaign is poorer without TV

Without TV advertising, the "This girl can" campaign will be less effective than it could be.


‘Profit Ability’: download the full report

Landmark advertising effectiveness research from ebiquity and Gain Theory.

Monthly TV Set Viewing Report: August 2018

Monthly TV Set Viewing Report: August 2018

The latest figures from BARB show that the average adult watched 2 hours, 15 minutes of commercial TV each day in August 2018.


Plunkett on TV: The Love Island phenomenon

ITV2’s reality show is gripping the nation once again and breaking records. John Plunkett takes a look at its impact so far.


Must see TV

The UK broadcasters invest over £6 billion a year into making TV, and TV advertising pays for a fair chunk of it. Take a look at some of the hottest shows coming up on commercial TV in the UK.

What are we watching? Key numbers from BARB


Top programmes report

The top 50 programmes on TV based on the size of their total viewing audience over the week. Filter by channel or audience


Top ads report

Top 50 ads of the week, plus the top 10 ads by major brand category

BARB Profile

Profile report

The top 50 programmes on commercial TV that deliver a higher than average percentage of the chosen audience