Top programmes report

week 19, May 07 - 13

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 12)2018-05-12 20:02:02-21:18:51 ITV1 5,504 1,654 2,034 9,192 38.9%
2 Coronation Street2018-05-09 19:29:04-20:28:12 ITV1 5,575 1,866 1,114 8,555 40.5%
3 Coronation Street2018-05-11 19:31:29-19:58:14 ITV1 5,307 1,611 1,093 8,010 41.9%
4 Coronation Street2018-05-11 20:29:38-20:56:20 ITV1 5,082 1,522 1,303 7,907 36.2%
5 Coronation Street2018-05-07 20:30:51-20:57:51 ITV1 4,975 1,290 1,503 7,769 34.7%
6 Coronation Street2018-05-07 19:31:31-19:58:04 ITV1 5,110 1,329 1,182 7,620 40.7%
7 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final2018-05-12 20:00:02-23:48:54 BBC 1 5,874 1,007 127 7,008 36.5%
8 Emmerdale2018-05-11 19:00:31-19:26:54 ITV1 4,900 980 716 6,596 38.0%
9 Peter Kay's Car Share Unscripted2018-05-07 22:00:21-22:27:45 BBC 1 3,767 723 1,915 6,406 32.4%
10 Emmerdale2018-05-08 19:00:24-19:26:57 ITV1 4,701 1,028 637 6,366 37.0%
11 Emmerdale2018-05-09 19:00:04-19:26:38 ITV1 4,859 991 508 6,357 36.2%
12 Emmerdale2018-05-10 19:01:57-19:28:30 ITV1 4,720 1,067 526 6,314 37.6%
13 Emmerdale2018-05-10 20:00:29-20:27:03 ITV1 4,466 1,098 713 6,277 29.5%
14 Eastenders2018-05-08 19:29:26-19:58:53 BBC 1 3,791 1,225 856 5,873 32.6%
15 Eastenders2018-05-10 19:29:55-19:58:55 BBC 1 3,694 1,362 809 5,865 32.1%
16 Emmerdale2018-05-07 19:00:17-19:26:53 ITV1 4,356 835 532 5,724 35.6%
17 Eastenders2018-05-11 20:00:12-20:29:34 BBC 1 3,525 952 1,093 5,571 27.6%
18 Midsomer Murders2018-05-13 20:03:08-21:57:22 ITV1 4,256 623 625 5,503 26.1%
19 Eastenders2018-05-07 20:02:13-20:29:48 BBC 1 3,557 992 895 5,444 27.7%
20 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2018-05-11 21:01:23-21:59:32 ITV1 4,138 714 508 5,360 23.6%
21 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2018-05-10 21:02:30-22:00:52 ITV1 3,834 589 415 4,838 21.3%
22 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2018-05-07 21:01:59-22:01:50 ITV1 3,694 389 636 4,719 19.8%
23 Countryfile2018-05-13 18:59:24-19:58:33 BBC 1 4,319 228 108 4,656 27.4%
24 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2018-05-08 21:01:20-21:59:41 ITV1 3,567 423 473 4,462 19.9%
25 The Split2018-05-08 21:00:16-21:58:05 BBC 1 2,677 625 1,107 4,410 19.7%
26 Bbc News2018-05-13 22:03:34-22:26:19 BBC 1 4,242 112 0 4,354 26.0%
27 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2018-05-09 21:00:50-21:59:19 ITV1 3,430 408 458 4,296 18.7%
28 Bbc News2018-05-07 18:30:00-18:48:36 BBC 1 4,138 91 0 4,228 30.9%
29 Six O'clock News2018-05-11 18:00:00-18:29:10 BBC 1 4,067 94 0 4,161 29.2%
30 Six O'clock News2018-05-08 18:00:00-18:29:03 BBC 1 3,969 98 0 4,067 28.6%
31 Pointless Celebrities2018-05-12 19:09:08-19:57:58 BBC 1 3,759 199 86 4,044 24.2%
32 Have I Got News For You2018-05-11 21:02:36-21:31:29 BBC 1 2,336 799 902 4,037 17.3%
33 Six O'clock News2018-05-09 18:00:00-18:28:29 BBC 1 3,907 111 1 4,019 28.6%
34 The Woman In White2018-05-07 21:02:14-21:58:41 BBC 1 2,355 388 1,126 3,870 16.1%
35 Ambulance2018-05-10 21:00:31-21:58:12 BBC 1 2,743 405 667 3,815 16.9%
36 Holby City2018-05-08 20:00:24-20:58:09 BBC 1 2,681 544 581 3,805 18.6%
37 Six O'clock News2018-05-10 18:00:00-18:28:50 BBC 1 3,517 95 1 3,612 27.4%
38 The British Academy Television Awards2018-05-13 20:02:18-22:02:30 BBC 1 3,254 202 63 3,519 17.0%
39 Ten O'clock News2018-05-09 22:00:00-22:31:54 BBC 1 3,385 93 25 3,503 21.1%
40 Ninja Warrior Uk2018-05-12 18:29:20-19:25:39 ITV1 2,914 291 292 3,498 22.8%
41 Gogglebox2018-05-11 21:00:32-21:59:24 CH4 2,306 501 662 3,469 15.3%
42 Paul O'grady For The Love Of Dogs: India2018-05-10 20:31:32-20:58:24 ITV1 2,708 270 472 3,450 16.8%
43 Ten O'clock News2018-05-08 22:00:00-22:32:14 BBC 1 3,296 134 7 3,437 22.4%
44 Britain's Busiest Airport - Heathrow2018-05-09 20:32:02-20:58:19 ITV1 2,697 320 352 3,369 16.9%
45 The Graham Norton Show2018-05-11 22:38:01-23:23:48 BBC 1 2,193 269 862 3,324 27.3%
46 Match Of The Day2018-05-13 22:33:35-24:16:38 BBC 1 2,296 329 681 3,306 33.0%
47 Watchdog2018-05-09 19:59:56-20:58:36 BBC 1 2,809 265 174 3,248 15.6%
48 Ten O'clock News2018-05-10 22:00:00-22:31:36 BBC 1 3,150 81 8 3,239 19.3%
49 Itv News2018-05-09 18:30:00-18:53:42 ITV1 3,165 70 0 3,236 21.2%
50 Itv News2018-05-12 18:00:00-18:14:59 ITV1 3,160 57 3 3,219 23.2%
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