Top programmes report

week 19, May 08 - 14

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 Talent (Series 11)2017-05-13 20:02:00-21:18:04 ITV1 6,798 1,666 2,232 10,696 42.3%
2 Coronation Street2017-05-08 19:31:20-19:57:54 ITV1 5,971 1,171 691 7,833 38.8%
3 Coronation Street2017-05-10 19:31:36-19:58:04 ITV1 5,454 1,393 795 7,642 40.1%
4 Coronation Street2017-05-08 20:29:23-20:56:03 ITV1 5,718 1,106 810 7,634 33.7%
5 Coronation Street2017-05-12 19:31:35-19:58:04 ITV1 5,439 1,110 986 7,535 37.2%
6 Little Boy Blue2017-05-08 21:00:00-21:58:25 ITV1 4,299 1,076 1,971 7,345 26.4%
7 Coronation Street2017-05-12 20:31:47-20:58:24 ITV1 4,644 1,178 1,287 7,109 27.7%
8 Eastenders2017-05-08 20:00:50-20:30:20 BBC 1 5,035 1,162 869 7,067 33.6%
9 Eastenders2017-05-09 19:30:07-19:57:50 BBC 1 4,614 1,427 887 6,927 36.6%
10 The Eurovision Song Contest2017-05-13 20:00:00-23:44:27 BBC 1 5,966 767 154 6,887 32.7%
11 Emmerdale2017-05-08 18:59:52-19:26:25 ITV1 5,200 977 551 6,729 36.3%
12 Masterchef2017-05-12 20:31:14-21:29:24 BBC 1 4,376 1,088 1,010 6,474 25.1%
13 Eastenders2017-05-12 20:00:54-20:30:21 BBC 1 4,323 1,067 1,063 6,453 29.1%
14 Eastenders2017-05-11 19:29:01-19:57:00 BBC 1 4,365 1,259 788 6,412 33.9%
15 Emmerdale2017-05-10 19:00:04-19:26:38 ITV1 4,793 1,021 542 6,356 37.1%
16 Emmerdale2017-05-09 19:02:14-19:28:47 ITV1 4,781 983 565 6,329 34.9%
17 Emmerdale2017-05-12 19:00:47-19:27:05 ITV1 4,792 779 733 6,303 34.5%
18 Emmerdale2017-05-11 20:02:37-20:29:11 ITV1 4,541 944 736 6,222 26.8%
19 Emmerdale2017-05-11 19:01:54-19:28:28 ITV1 4,727 946 536 6,209 34.0%
20 Grantchester2017-05-14 21:02:01-22:00:42 ITV1 4,039 518 1,376 5,933 24.5%
21 Masterchef2017-05-10 20:01:26-20:59:39 BBC 1 3,943 990 848 5,782 26.9%
22 Masterchef2017-05-11 20:02:03-21:00:06 BBC 1 3,843 1,101 807 5,750 26.0%
23 Countryfile2017-05-14 18:59:43-19:58:43 BBC 1 5,318 308 92 5,718 31.0%
24 The Durrells2017-05-14 19:59:22-20:58:24 ITV1 3,657 936 992 5,584 25.3%
25 Have I Got News For You2017-05-12 21:30:04-21:59:01 BBC 1 3,574 708 1,083 5,365 21.6%
26 Doctor Who2017-05-13 19:14:14-19:58:59 BBC 1 2,623 951 1,692 5,266 26.1%
27 Masterchef2017-05-08 21:00:58-21:58:57 BBC 1 3,555 620 876 5,051 18.5%
28 Six O'clock News2017-05-12 18:00:00-18:28:23 BBC 1 4,667 135 0 4,801 33.2%
29 Bbc News2017-05-14 22:03:14-22:28:56 BBC 1 4,640 133 9 4,783 25.9%
30 The Truth About Sleep2017-05-11 21:01:31-21:59:29 BBC 1 3,600 378 727 4,704 20.3%
31 Six O'clock News2017-05-08 18:00:00-18:27:52 BBC 1 4,605 98 1 4,703 31.8%
32 Holby City2017-05-09 20:01:50-20:59:51 BBC 1 3,330 511 559 4,401 21.1%
33 Six O'clock News2017-05-11 18:00:00-18:26:55 BBC 1 4,319 74 0 4,394 31.9%
34 Britain's Busiest Airport - Heathrow2017-05-10 21:01:16-21:59:40 ITV1 3,356 269 684 4,309 18.5%
35 Ten O'clock News2017-05-12 22:00:00-22:30:33 BBC 1 4,058 128 4 4,190 23.4%
36 Six O'clock News2017-05-09 18:00:00-18:28:03 BBC 1 4,028 94 1 4,123 30.2%
37 Bbc News2017-05-14 18:35:00-18:51:07 BBC 1 3,982 67 2 4,051 26.6%
38 Keith And Paddy Picture Show2017-05-13 21:22:42-21:49:07 ITV1 2,527 608 871 4,006 17.4%
39 Ten O'clock News2017-05-11 22:00:00-22:35:58 BBC 1 3,703 197 7 3,907 23.0%
40 The British Academy Television Awards2017-05-14 20:00:10-22:02:12 BBC 1 3,508 257 137 3,901 17.1%
41 Six O'clock News2017-05-10 18:00:00-18:27:40 BBC 1 3,775 119 1 3,894 30.7%
42 Panorama2017-05-08 19:29:47-19:58:41 BBC 1 3,377 168 194 3,739 18.8%
43 Ten O'clock News2017-05-08 22:00:00-22:32:48 BBC 1 3,628 80 31 3,738 20.7%
44 The One Show2017-05-09 18:59:40-19:28:41 BBC 1 3,387 268 51 3,707 20.8%
45 Gogglebox2017-05-12 21:01:04-22:00:00 CH4 2,324 587 759 3,670 14.2%
46 Pointless Celebrities2017-05-13 18:24:00-19:12:52 BBC 1 3,372 191 99 3,661 22.6%
47 The One Show2017-05-08 18:59:28-19:28:31 BBC 1 3,493 84 3 3,580 19.7%
48 The Graham Norton Show2017-05-12 22:42:34-23:27:33 BBC 1 2,659 237 633 3,528 26.7%
49 Long Lost Family: What Happened Next2017-05-09 21:01:00-21:59:41 ITV1 2,700 314 511 3,524 15.1%
50 Tonight At The London Palladium2017-05-10 20:02:30-21:00:39 ITV1 3,035 241 189 3,465 16.2%
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