Top programmes report

week 37, September 11 - 17

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

Here’ some more information for you about the data you can see on this page: from key terms to how the data was run.

  • Channel: ‘stagger’ includes viewing data for the parent channel, its +1 channel and its HD equivalent if it has one.
  • Audience / Live: the audience who watched the programme at the time of transmission
  • Audience / VOSDAL: this is Viewing-On-Same-Day-As-Live.  A recorded programme that has been viewed on the same day as the original broadcast
  • Audience / Time-Shifted: the playback audience to a video or DTR recording (e.g. Sky+) of a programme.  Playback occurs within 2 to 7 days of the original broadcast to be counted.
  • Total Audience: the consolidated viewing audience for the programme. This is the sum of the live, VOSDAL and time-shifted audiences.
  • Share: the percentage of the total available viewing audience who were watching the programme over a given time period.

All numbers are expressed as a share of all commercial TV viewing apart from the ALL TV Volume table which is a share of total TV viewing.

Rank Programme Channel Live
('000)
VOSDAL
('000)
Time-Shifted
('000)
Total Audience
('000)
Share
1 Doctor Foster2017-09-12 21:01:28-21:59:09 BBC 1 4,552 1,566 2,632 8,750 34.0%
2 The Great British Bake Off2017-09-12 19:59:04-21:13:31 CH4 4,139 1,844 2,698 8,682 32.3%
3 Liar2017-09-11 21:00:32-21:59:40 ITV1 4,673 786 2,542 8,002 31.5%
4 Coronation Street2017-09-11 19:31:17-19:57:54 ITV1 5,989 1,202 740 7,930 39.6%
5 Coronation Street2017-09-11 20:29:28-20:56:04 ITV1 5,864 1,072 936 7,871 34.2%
6 Coronation Street2017-09-13 19:31:27-19:58:04 ITV1 5,657 1,220 825 7,703 37.9%
7 The X Factor2017-09-16 20:02:00-21:14:23 ITV1 5,203 1,414 1,062 7,678 35.7%
8 Eastenders2017-09-11 20:01:27-20:31:26 BBC 1 5,191 1,426 828 7,445 33.1%
9 Coronation Street2017-09-15 20:30:05-20:55:44 ITV1 4,891 1,118 1,372 7,381 30.9%
10 Coronation Street2017-09-15 19:32:08-19:57:34 ITV1 5,312 1,075 977 7,364 36.7%
11 The X Factor2017-09-17 20:00:07-20:58:24 ITV1 5,346 1,239 745 7,330 32.2%
12 Strike: The Silkworm2017-09-17 21:01:03-21:58:05 BBC 1 4,545 1,049 1,612 7,205 28.5%
13 Eastenders2017-09-12 19:30:46-19:58:46 BBC 1 4,771 1,523 885 7,178 34.6%
14 Eastenders2017-09-15 19:59:34-20:29:04 BBC 1 4,393 1,246 1,236 6,875 32.3%
15 Victoria2017-09-17 21:02:21-22:02:20 ITV1 4,242 776 1,749 6,767 26.6%
16 Emmerdale2017-09-11 19:00:24-19:26:48 ITV1 5,358 860 413 6,631 35.5%
17 Emmerdale2017-09-14 20:02:05-20:28:40 ITV1 5,154 797 559 6,509 32.1%
18 Emmerdale2017-09-13 19:00:24-19:26:56 ITV1 5,059 803 548 6,409 35.2%
19 Emmerdale2017-09-12 19:00:42-19:27:16 ITV1 5,130 805 474 6,408 33.9%
20 Eastenders2017-09-14 19:30:10-19:56:50 BBC 1 4,144 1,316 895 6,355 32.6%
21 Emmerdale2017-09-14 19:02:34-19:29:08 ITV1 4,999 779 501 6,279 34.7%
22 Emmerdale2017-09-15 19:00:56-19:27:25 ITV1 4,739 684 664 6,088 32.8%
23 Countryfile2017-09-17 19:00:53-19:59:58 BBC 1 5,605 205 110 5,919 31.7%
24 Celebrity Masterchef2017-09-13 20:01:30-20:59:39 BBC 1 3,592 804 731 5,127 23.7%
25 Rellik2017-09-11 21:02:33-21:59:15 BBC 1 3,094 504 1,361 4,958 19.9%
26 Cold Feet2017-09-15 21:00:20-21:58:04 ITV1 2,617 652 1,618 4,887 19.7%
27 Six O'clock News2017-09-12 18:00:00-18:28:53 BBC 1 4,705 118 0 4,824 30.5%
28 Bbc News2017-09-17 22:00:00-22:23:19 BBC 1 4,523 273 12 4,808 27.3%
29 Celebrity Masterchef2017-09-15 20:30:40-21:59:26 BBC 1 3,200 658 931 4,790 20.0%
30 Six O'clock News2017-09-11 18:00:00-18:29:33 BBC 1 4,625 110 3 4,738 29.9%
31 Casualty2017-09-16 20:44:52-21:34:00 BBC 1 3,112 728 856 4,696 22.2%
32 Six O'clock News2017-09-13 18:00:00-18:28:56 BBC 1 4,532 116 4 4,652 31.1%
33 Six O'clock News2017-09-15 18:00:00-18:29:24 BBC 1 4,435 131 0 4,566 30.3%
34 Fake Or Fortune?2017-09-17 20:01:22-20:59:22 BBC 1 4,159 224 142 4,525 20.1%
35 Ambulance2017-09-14 21:00:46-21:58:46 BBC 1 3,214 527 762 4,504 19.4%
36 Ten O'clock News2017-09-15 22:00:00-22:31:09 BBC 1 4,246 158 12 4,416 24.9%
37 Holby City2017-09-12 20:02:22-20:58:48 BBC 1 3,328 473 614 4,415 17.0%
38 Bbc News2017-09-17 18:35:00-18:51:27 BBC 1 3,995 107 0 4,102 25.3%
39 Ten O'clock News2017-09-12 22:00:00-22:31:55 BBC 1 3,894 198 10 4,101 24.3%
40 Bbc News2017-09-16 22:05:45-22:23:26 BBC 1 3,979 114 5 4,099 24.6%
41 Six O'clock News2017-09-14 18:00:00-18:29:03 BBC 1 4,014 75 0 4,089 27.3%
42 Even Better Than The Real Thing2017-09-16 19:02:29-19:59:39 BBC 1 3,443 305 300 4,048 23.3%
43 Safe House2017-09-14 21:00:49-21:59:39 ITV1 2,399 459 1,055 3,913 16.6%
44 Ten O'clock News2017-09-13 22:00:00-22:32:40 BBC 1 3,714 104 5 3,822 22.4%
45 The One Show2017-09-12 18:58:10-19:29:08 BBC 1 3,502 169 2 3,672 19.8%
46 How To Stay Young2017-09-13 21:01:01-21:58:59 BBC 1 2,973 308 367 3,648 15.9%
47 Long Lost Family2017-09-13 21:01:21-21:59:43 ITV1 2,882 323 392 3,597 15.6%
48 Ten O'clock News2017-09-14 22:00:00-22:32:45 BBC 1 3,400 146 4 3,550 20.7%
49 Ten O'clock News2017-09-11 22:00:00-22:32:51 BBC 1 3,394 140 6 3,540 21.1%
50 Mrs Brown's Boys2017-09-16 21:36:07-22:04:32 BBC 1 3,189 168 178 3,536 20.4%
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