Top programmes report

week 1, January 02 - 08

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 Sherlock2017-01-08 21:00:29-22:29:29 BBC 1 4,330 1,670 3,529 9,528 33.6%
2 Death In Paradise2017-01-05 21:00:28-21:58:29 BBC 1 5,455 1,306 2,495 9,256 30.9%
3 Coronation Street2017-01-04 19:31:29-19:58:14 ITV1 6,544 1,301 792 8,637 38.7%
4 Eastenders2017-01-02 20:00:56-20:30:38 BBC 1 5,871 1,764 726 8,361 32.6%
5 Coronation Street2017-01-02 19:31:27-19:58:04 ITV1 6,385 1,262 669 8,316 34.6%
6 Silent Witness2017-01-02 21:02:50-21:58:50 BBC 1 4,793 953 2,503 8,249 28.0%
7 Silent Witness2017-01-03 21:02:04-21:59:29 BBC 1 4,898 1,290 2,048 8,236 28.8%
8 Coronation Street2017-01-06 19:31:38-19:58:24 ITV1 5,974 1,319 931 8,223 37.8%
9 Eastenders2017-01-03 19:29:39-19:59:27 BBC 1 5,753 1,626 764 8,143 35.8%
10 Coronation Street2017-01-02 20:30:00-20:56:21 ITV1 5,997 1,195 898 8,090 31.0%
11 Eastenders2017-01-05 20:00:49-20:59:15 BBC 1 5,455 1,343 967 7,764 32.0%
12 Emmerdale2017-01-05 19:00:24-19:59:40 ITV1 6,034 1,054 457 7,544 34.8%
13 Emmerdale2017-01-03 19:01:54-19:28:28 ITV1 5,866 1,056 614 7,536 33.9%
14 Emmerdale2017-01-02 19:00:26-19:26:51 ITV1 5,907 1,001 519 7,427 32.4%
15 Coronation Street2017-01-06 20:30:05-20:56:12 ITV1 4,859 1,138 1,263 7,260 29.2%
16 Emmerdale2017-01-04 19:00:24-19:27:10 ITV1 5,719 1,008 469 7,197 34.3%
17 The Voice Uk2017-01-07 20:02:30-21:33:05 ITV1 4,996 1,155 912 7,063 28.0%
18 Countryfile2017-01-08 18:30:07-19:29:21 BBC 1 6,567 309 143 7,019 30.7%
19 Taboo (Drama)2017-01-07 21:15:30-22:10:33 BBC 1 4,056 740 2,208 7,003 28.1%
20 Let It Shine2017-01-07 19:00:56-20:23:14 BBC 1 5,437 868 693 6,998 31.1%
21 Emmerdale2017-01-06 19:00:24-19:26:52 ITV1 5,343 889 668 6,899 32.8%
22 Endeavour2017-01-08 20:02:41-21:57:06 ITV1 4,333 962 1,520 6,815 23.6%
23 The Halcyon2017-01-02 21:00:50-22:00:35 ITV1 4,093 665 1,822 6,580 22.2%
24 Antiques Roadshow2017-01-08 19:30:28-20:28:16 BBC 1 5,925 478 103 6,506 26.2%
25 Unforgotten2017-01-05 21:01:14-22:00:33 ITV1 3,757 657 1,956 6,369 21.2%
26 Midsomer Murders2017-01-04 20:03:31-21:57:44 ITV1 4,399 587 989 5,976 23.1%
27 Casualty2017-01-07 20:24:47-21:14:01 BBC 1 3,920 718 1,159 5,796 23.3%
28 Six O'clock News2017-01-03 18:00:00-18:29:07 BBC 1 5,646 145 5 5,796 30.9%
29 Bbc News2017-01-02 18:30:00-18:47:30 BBC 1 5,593 135 7 5,735 25.8%
30 Bbc News2017-01-08 18:05:03-18:21:05 BBC 1 5,587 142 0 5,729 27.7%
31 Six O'clock News2017-01-06 18:00:00-18:28:51 BBC 1 5,335 204 1 5,540 30.6%
32 Six O'clock News2017-01-04 18:00:00-18:29:00 BBC 1 5,356 118 1 5,475 30.4%
33 Six O'clock News2017-01-05 18:00:00-18:28:42 BBC 1 5,203 265 0 5,468 30.0%
34 Pointless Celebrities2017-01-07 18:10:25-18:59:31 BBC 1 4,870 381 114 5,365 27.2%
35 Still Open All Hours2017-01-08 20:29:49-20:58:43 BBC 1 4,320 299 508 5,127 19.3%
36 Holby City2017-01-03 20:02:35-21:00:47 BBC 1 3,818 641 621 5,080 21.2%
37 Bbc News2017-01-02 22:00:00-22:20:41 BBC 1 4,711 242 15 4,968 24.9%
38 Dance Dance Dance2017-01-08 18:29:00-19:57:26 ITV1 3,657 527 514 4,698 20.2%
39 Ten O'clock News2017-01-03 22:00:00-22:31:15 BBC 1 4,445 231 21 4,697 24.3%
40 The One Show2017-01-03 18:58:26-19:27:44 BBC 1 4,386 140 8 4,534 20.9%
41 Ten O'clock News2017-01-05 22:00:00-22:31:11 BBC 1 4,332 193 8 4,532 24.0%
42 The One Show2017-01-05 18:58:02-19:27:29 BBC 1 4,159 172 1 4,331 20.5%
43 Bbc News2017-01-07 22:11:45-22:27:37 BBC 1 4,036 265 19 4,319 21.4%
44 The One Show2017-01-06 18:58:10-19:27:25 BBC 1 4,146 140 19 4,305 20.8%
45 Ten O'clock News2017-01-04 22:00:00-22:31:27 BBC 1 4,116 133 2 4,251 22.1%
46 Fa Cup Match Of The Day Live2017-01-06 19:29:45-21:59:18 BBC 1 4,140 73 16 4,229 18.5%
47 Pointless2017-01-02 17:44:40-18:28:27 BBC 1 4,000 136 90 4,227 21.1%
48 The One Show2017-01-02 18:58:15-19:28:26 BBC 1 4,031 68 26 4,125 18.2%
49 The Chase2017-01-04 16:59:51-17:55:41 ITV1 3,708 225 178 4,111 28.1%
50 Ten O'clock News2017-01-06 22:00:21-22:27:21 BBC 1 3,990 81 0 4,071 20.2%
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