Top programmes report

week 44, October 29 - November 04

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 Strictly Come Dancing2018-11-03 19:05:05-20:36:06 BBC 1 7,355 2,093 1,520 10,967 50.5%
2 The Great British Bake Off2018-10-30 20:00:15-21:14:47 CH4 5,245 3,013 1,679 9,937 38.1%
3 Strictly Come Dancing: The Results2018-11-04 19:52:14-20:33:50 BBC 1 6,991 1,989 506 9,485 39.7%
4 Coronation Street2018-10-29 19:31:47-19:58:28 ITV1 5,685 1,224 921 7,830 37.5%
5 Coronation Street2018-10-31 19:31:03-19:57:44 ITV1 5,411 1,362 999 7,773 39.6%
6 Coronation Street2018-11-02 19:31:23-19:58:04 ITV1 5,094 1,234 1,226 7,554 38.2%
7 Doctor Who2018-11-04 18:59:28-19:50:09 BBC 1 4,272 1,853 1,369 7,494 33.0%
8 Coronation Street2018-10-29 20:29:29-20:56:20 ITV1 5,283 1,137 1,045 7,465 32.0%
9 Coronation Street2018-10-31 20:29:49-20:56:00 ITV1 4,798 1,153 1,258 7,209 31.3%
10 Coronation Street2018-11-02 20:33:25-20:59:55 ITV1 4,744 1,046 1,351 7,141 32.4%
11 Emmerdale2018-10-30 19:02:45-19:29:16 ITV1 5,161 1,127 711 6,999 35.5%
12 Emmerdale2018-10-29 19:00:44-19:27:20 ITV1 5,358 979 606 6,943 34.4%
13 Emmerdale2018-10-31 19:00:04-19:26:10 ITV1 5,095 899 671 6,665 36.2%
14 The Apprentice2018-10-31 21:00:06-21:58:59 BBC 1 3,492 1,330 1,794 6,616 24.9%
15 Emmerdale2018-11-01 19:00:01-19:26:29 ITV1 4,833 1,075 567 6,475 34.8%
16 Emmerdale2018-11-02 19:00:24-19:26:45 ITV1 4,845 887 666 6,399 34.3%
17 Emmerdale2018-11-01 19:59:14-20:25:39 ITV1 4,463 924 754 6,141 30.5%
18 Eastenders2018-11-02 20:00:16-20:28:18 BBC 1 3,835 1,041 1,028 5,904 27.8%
19 Eastenders2018-10-30 19:29:11-19:58:24 BBC 1 3,985 1,231 674 5,891 30.1%
20 Eastenders2018-10-29 20:00:21-20:29:14 BBC 1 4,008 1,083 788 5,879 26.4%
21 Eastenders2018-11-01 19:31:30-19:57:58 BBC 1 3,751 1,290 743 5,784 31.2%
22 Six O'clock News2018-10-29 18:00:00-18:28:49 BBC 1 5,374 199 0 5,573 32.5%
23 Strangers2018-10-29 21:00:46-21:57:57 ITV1 3,314 707 1,515 5,536 22.1%
24 Casualty2018-11-03 20:37:49-21:23:53 BBC 1 3,587 705 976 5,268 24.6%
25 Antiques Roadshow World War One Special2018-11-04 18:00:17-18:58:17 BBC 1 4,889 299 76 5,264 27.4%
26 Dark Heart (Series 1)2018-10-31 21:00:29-22:00:00 ITV1 3,211 464 1,455 5,129 19.1%
27 Paul O'grady: For The Love Of Dogs2018-10-31 20:02:31-20:28:55 ITV1 4,199 402 491 5,093 24.5%
28 Six O'clock News2018-10-30 18:00:00-18:28:22 BBC 1 4,847 99 0 4,946 30.1%
29 Six O'clock News2018-10-31 18:00:00-18:27:59 BBC 1 4,716 135 0 4,851 31.4%
30 The Little Drummer Girl2018-11-04 21:04:16-21:59:39 BBC 1 3,128 578 1,145 4,851 19.3%
31 Have I Got News For You2018-11-02 21:00:20-21:29:19 BBC 1 3,294 684 835 4,813 21.6%
32 The X Factor2018-11-03 20:35:00-22:29:53 ITV1 3,281 616 880 4,776 23.5%
33 The X Factor2018-11-04 20:32:00-21:36:09 ITV1 3,658 667 433 4,758 19.8%
34 Still Open All Hours2018-11-04 20:34:44-21:03:31 BBC 1 4,069 357 254 4,681 21.3%
35 Pointless Celebrities2018-11-03 18:14:26-19:03:16 BBC 1 4,355 194 107 4,656 27.7%
36 Six O'clock News2018-11-02 18:00:00-18:28:23 BBC 1 4,454 110 11 4,575 28.3%
37 Would I Lie To You?2018-11-02 21:30:14-21:58:52 BBC 1 2,911 558 911 4,379 20.1%
38 Bbc News At Six O'clock2018-11-01 18:00:00-18:29:17 BBC 1 4,281 91 0 4,372 28.1%
39 Ambulance2018-11-01 21:00:24-21:58:20 BBC 1 3,116 425 749 4,290 19.5%
40 Dark Heart (Series 1)2018-11-01 21:00:16-22:00:55 ITV1 2,493 537 1,201 4,231 19.0%
41 The Chase: Celebrity Specials2018-11-04 19:30:20-20:27:52 ITV1 3,520 346 200 4,065 17.3%
42 Countryfile2018-11-04 16:59:38-17:58:24 BBC 1 3,742 239 65 4,046 23.7%
43 The Chase2018-10-30 16:59:58-17:55:41 ITV1 3,694 219 71 3,984 29.6%
44 Bbc News2018-11-04 22:00:30-22:22:39 BBC 1 3,702 229 3 3,935 21.7%
45 The Chase2018-10-31 16:59:43-17:55:41 ITV1 3,627 203 58 3,889 30.4%
46 Holby City2018-10-30 20:01:05-20:59:04 BBC 1 2,503 491 799 3,793 15.0%
47 Gogglebox2018-11-02 21:01:19-22:00:18 CH4 2,409 511 847 3,767 16.8%
48 The Chase2018-10-29 16:59:52-17:55:41 ITV1 3,515 166 64 3,744 27.3%
49 The One Show2018-10-29 18:58:10-19:27:18 BBC 1 3,608 116 1 3,724 18.9%
50 The Chase2018-11-02 16:59:49-17:55:41 ITV1 3,430 241 46 3,718 28.0%
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