Top programmes report

week 28, July 09 - 15

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 World Cup 2018: Cro V Eng2018-07-11 18:49:34-22:33:12 ITV1 19,794 918 18 20,730 70.6%
2 World Cup 2018: Fra V Bel2018-07-10 19:00:08-20:53:56 BBC 1 11,915 748 14 12,677 53.3%
3 World Cup 2018: Post-Match2018-07-10 20:53:57-21:27:31 BBC 1 8,342 514 4 8,860 36.1%
4 World Cup 2018: Fra V Cro2018-07-15 16:00:13-17:53:51 BBC 1 8,076 518 36 8,630 48.3%
5 Coronation Street2018-07-09 19:31:47-19:58:49 ITV1 5,378 1,422 874 7,674 40.9%
6 Coronation Street2018-07-09 20:29:42-20:56:47 ITV1 5,247 1,134 1,005 7,386 35.9%
7 World Cup 2018: Post-Match2018-07-15 17:53:52-18:41:47 BBC 1 6,708 470 16 7,194 40.6%
8 Coronation Street2018-07-13 19:31:41-19:58:04 ITV1 4,458 1,331 1,254 7,043 36.7%
9 Coronation Street2018-07-13 20:30:57-20:57:33 ITV1 4,305 1,285 1,439 7,029 34.5%
10 Coronation Street2018-07-10 20:03:05-21:00:01 ITV1 3,785 1,252 1,479 6,516 24.6%
11 Emmerdale2018-07-09 19:00:47-19:27:22 ITV1 4,600 960 471 6,031 34.9%
12 Unforgotten2018-07-15 21:02:34-22:01:41 ITV1 3,416 757 1,852 6,024 22.0%
13 Bbc News2018-07-15 18:43:28-18:59:16 BBC 1 5,591 278 3 5,872 35.6%
14 Antiques Roadshow2018-07-15 20:08:04-21:06:24 BBC 1 5,268 424 175 5,868 30.0%
15 Emmerdale2018-07-12 19:00:59-19:27:19 ITV1 4,260 934 619 5,813 36.5%
16 Emmerdale2018-07-12 20:00:57-20:27:30 ITV1 4,134 969 620 5,723 30.0%
17 Eastenders2018-07-09 20:00:18-20:29:33 BBC 1 3,656 989 976 5,621 29.0%
18 Poldark2018-07-15 21:07:18-22:05:51 BBC 1 3,788 643 1,124 5,555 21.2%
19 Emmerdale2018-07-13 19:00:19-19:26:40 ITV1 3,803 957 778 5,537 31.7%
20 World Cup 2018: Bel V Eng2018-07-14 14:28:30-17:30:45 ITV1 5,231 282 23 5,537 43.5%
21 Countryfile2018-07-15 19:07:54-20:06:49 BBC 1 5,137 288 101 5,526 32.6%
22 World Cup 2018: Cro V Eng Buildup2018-07-11 17:59:00-18:45:40 ITV1 5,307 192 0 5,498 33.4%
23 Eastenders2018-07-12 19:29:33-19:59:20 BBC 1 3,342 1,136 969 5,446 32.2%
24 World Cup 2018: Pre-Match2018-07-10 18:30:24-19:00:07 BBC 1 5,128 189 5 5,322 34.7%
25 Emmerdale2018-07-10 19:01:25-19:57:54 ITV1 3,583 876 851 5,309 23.9%
26 Eastenders2018-07-10 21:30:07-21:57:42 BBC 1 3,284 654 1,321 5,259 22.9%
27 Eastenders2018-07-13 19:59:13-20:27:59 BBC 1 3,160 844 1,126 5,130 27.1%
28 Ten O'clock News2018-07-09 22:00:00-22:33:38 BBC 1 4,542 173 3 4,718 27.1%
29 Six O'clock News2018-07-10 18:00:11-18:29:33 BBC 1 4,565 124 0 4,689 34.7%
30 Six O'clock News2018-07-11 18:00:06-18:28:35 BBC 1 4,442 61 0 4,504 29.1%
31 Ten O'clock News2018-07-10 22:00:00-22:32:40 BBC 1 4,327 120 2 4,448 26.1%
32 Casualty2018-07-14 20:42:16-21:29:58 BBC 1 2,851 639 917 4,407 24.4%
33 Six O'clock News2018-07-09 18:00:07-18:29:03 BBC 1 4,238 136 0 4,374 31.3%
34 Who Do You Think You Are?2018-07-09 21:00:49-21:58:59 BBC 1 2,817 469 901 4,186 17.7%
35 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-09 21:00:00-22:02:15 ITV2 2,211 1,310 645 4,166 17.4%
36 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-10 21:00:00-22:03:46 ITV2 1,925 1,511 669 4,105 17.4%
37 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-11 22:00:00-23:03:08 ITV2 1,866 873 1,288 4,027 21.1%
38 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-13 21:00:00-22:16:36 ITV2 1,679 1,115 1,192 3,986 19.6%
39 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-15 21:00:00-22:01:26 ITV2 1,706 1,349 880 3,935 14.3%
40 Ten O'clock News2018-07-12 22:00:00-22:30:48 BBC 1 3,745 154 2 3,901 23.2%
41 Eat Well For Less?2018-07-12 20:00:20-20:58:05 BBC 1 2,910 511 461 3,882 20.7%
42 Keeping Faith2018-07-12 21:00:19-21:59:17 BBC 1 2,500 352 1,026 3,878 17.1%
43 Bbc News2018-07-15 22:07:00-22:31:55 BBC 1 3,624 176 0 3,801 22.5%
44 Ten O'clock News2018-07-11 22:00:00-22:33:28 BBC 1 3,686 83 1 3,771 17.9%
45 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-12 21:00:00-21:59:59 ITV2 1,679 1,155 914 3,748 16.2%
46 Wimbledon 2018: Mens Final2018-07-15 13:50:24-14:59:03 BBC 1 3,594 126 11 3,730 37.1%
47 Wimbledon 20182018-07-13 20:28:57-22:32:25 BBC 1 3,541 132 6 3,679 18.8%
48 Six O'clock News2018-07-12 18:00:07-18:29:15 BBC 1 3,430 75 0 3,505 27.3%
49 The Voice Kids2018-07-14 20:02:00-21:31:28 ITV1 2,736 427 331 3,494 20.6%
50 Six O'clock News2018-07-13 18:00:05-18:28:57 BBC 1 3,356 128 4 3,489 25.2%
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