Top programmes report

week 19, May 06 - 12

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 Britain's Got Talent2019-05-11 20:02:05-21:15:04 ITV1 5,774 2,010 1,485 9,269 44.3%
2 Coronation Street2019-05-08 19:31:29-19:57:54 ITV1 5,110 1,096 658 6,864 37.2%
3 Coronation Street2019-05-10 20:31:17-20:57:52 ITV1 4,732 913 1,040 6,685 33.3%
4 Coronation Street2019-05-10 19:31:22-19:57:54 ITV1 4,818 989 838 6,645 38.5%
5 Emmerdale2019-05-08 19:00:24-19:26:45 ITV1 4,839 1,116 548 6,502 37.8%
6 Coronation Street2019-05-06 19:31:50-19:58:24 ITV1 4,634 1,124 735 6,492 32.9%
7 Coronation Street2019-05-06 20:29:43-20:56:18 ITV1 4,470 1,065 938 6,473 29.2%
8 Emmerdale2019-05-09 19:00:24-19:26:57 ITV1 4,476 1,232 583 6,291 36.7%
9 Emmerdale2019-05-06 19:00:24-19:26:52 ITV1 4,728 1,048 465 6,241 33.3%
10 Emmerdale2019-05-07 19:00:24-19:26:33 ITV1 4,458 1,287 477 6,222 36.7%
11 Emmerdale2019-05-09 20:00:10-20:26:40 ITV1 4,328 1,112 740 6,180 29.2%
12 Emmerdale2019-05-10 19:00:24-19:26:33 ITV1 4,501 1,014 659 6,173 38.6%
13 Coronation Street2019-05-08 20:30:22-20:56:40 ITV1 4,109 1,099 882 6,089 27.1%
14 Emmerdale2019-05-07 19:59:30-20:25:59 ITV1 3,985 1,257 715 5,957 27.3%
15 Eastenders2019-05-06 20:01:35-20:30:19 BBC 1 3,563 863 989 5,414 25.6%
16 Eastenders2019-05-07 19:31:59-20:00:52 BBC 1 3,456 1,102 826 5,383 29.6%
17 Eastenders2019-05-09 19:30:49-19:58:50 BBC 1 3,364 1,195 678 5,237 29.5%
18 Eastenders2019-05-10 19:59:09-20:28:52 BBC 1 3,334 956 871 5,161 28.0%
19 Bbc News2019-05-06 18:30:00-18:51:03 BBC 1 4,776 185 4 4,964 30.2%
20 Victoria2019-05-12 21:02:21-22:01:29 ITV1 2,675 597 1,433 4,705 21.5%
21 Game Of Thrones2019-05-12 26:00:16-27:29:14 Sky Atlantic 75 3,539 1,085 4,699 78.6%
22 The Durrells2019-05-12 20:00:04-20:58:24 ITV1 3,055 863 777 4,695 23.6%
23 Bbc News2019-05-12 22:00:35-22:22:38 BBC 1 4,130 208 0 4,338 25.6%
24 Six O'clock News2019-05-08 18:00:00-18:28:41 BBC 1 4,101 185 0 4,286 29.9%
25 Casualty2019-05-11 21:11:07-22:00:25 BBC 1 2,710 662 882 4,254 21.9%
26 Countryfile2019-05-12 18:59:20-19:58:36 BBC 1 3,917 243 62 4,222 25.8%
27 Six O'clock News2019-05-07 18:00:00-18:29:05 BBC 1 4,054 127 1 4,182 30.5%
28 Six O'clock News2019-05-09 18:00:00-18:29:19 BBC 1 3,823 190 0 4,014 28.7%
29 The All New Monty: Who Bares Wins2019-05-06 21:01:00-22:29:08 ITV1 2,988 342 654 3,985 19.7%
30 Ambulance2019-05-09 21:00:42-21:58:29 BBC 1 2,875 368 721 3,964 18.6%
31 Bradley Walsh's Late Night Guestlist2019-05-11 21:19:20-22:13:42 ITV1 3,208 450 223 3,881 20.9%
32 Six O'clock News2019-05-10 18:00:00-18:28:46 BBC 1 3,700 112 0 3,813 30.0%
33 Gogglebox2019-05-10 21:01:28-22:00:26 CH4 2,391 623 774 3,788 18.5%
34 The All New Monty Ladies Night: Who Bare2019-05-07 21:00:00-22:28:42 ITV1 2,659 266 777 3,701 17.8%
35 The British Academy Television Awards2019-05-12 20:00:43-21:59:34 BBC 1 3,143 411 114 3,667 17.9%
36 Ten O'clock News2019-05-08 22:00:00-22:27:18 BBC 1 3,552 103 2 3,657 21.8%
37 The Chase2019-05-09 16:59:47-17:55:41 ITV1 3,287 252 87 3,625 31.8%
38 Itv News2019-05-06 18:30:00-18:56:59 ITV1 3,499 87 4 3,590 21.7%
39 The Chase2019-05-08 16:59:37-17:55:41 ITV1 3,191 269 65 3,525 30.5%
40 Itv News2019-05-08 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 3,336 156 0 3,492 22.8%
41 The Chase2019-05-06 16:59:50-17:55:51 ITV1 3,167 158 97 3,421 25.7%
42 Pointless2019-05-06 17:45:01-18:28:50 BBC 1 3,218 170 18 3,406 23.2%
43 Ghosts2019-05-06 21:30:48-21:58:42 BBC 1 1,634 368 1,351 3,353 15.4%
44 Itv News2019-05-07 18:30:00-18:53:59 ITV1 3,209 139 4 3,351 22.6%
45 Ninja Warrior Uk2019-05-11 18:29:00-19:25:33 ITV1 2,747 367 226 3,340 22.4%
46 Bbc News2019-05-06 22:00:00-22:21:33 BBC 1 3,179 132 4 3,314 19.4%
47 Ten O'clock News2019-05-07 22:00:00-22:26:49 BBC 1 3,189 117 3 3,308 18.2%
48 Ten O'clock News2019-05-09 22:00:00-22:26:56 BBC 1 3,176 121 3 3,299 20.5%
49 Holby City2019-05-07 20:02:07-20:59:20 BBC 1 2,158 523 596 3,277 15.5%
50 In For A Penny2019-05-11 19:30:47-19:57:54 ITV1 2,692 354 223 3,269 20.5%
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