Top programmes report

week 40, October 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 Strictly Come Dancing2017-10-07 18:35:00-20:39:30 BBC 1 7,626 2,198 1,329 11,153 49.5%
2 Doctor Foster2017-10-03 21:01:50-21:58:51 BBC 1 5,054 2,264 2,464 9,782 39.8%
3 Strictly Come Dancing: The Results2017-10-08 19:15:10-19:59:13 BBC 1 7,283 1,731 630 9,644 39.1%
4 The Great British Bake Off2017-10-03 19:59:00-21:13:13 CH4 4,331 1,771 2,506 8,607 33.4%
5 Liar2017-10-02 21:00:10-21:57:54 ITV1 4,792 1,238 2,259 8,290 34.1%
6 Coronation Street2017-10-02 20:29:23-20:56:01 ITV1 6,223 1,158 837 8,218 36.0%
7 Coronation Street2017-10-02 19:31:23-19:57:54 ITV1 5,982 1,371 675 8,028 37.2%
8 Coronation Street2017-10-04 19:31:18-19:57:34 ITV1 5,744 1,310 764 7,818 39.2%
9 Coronation Street2017-10-06 19:31:39-19:58:04 ITV1 5,611 1,308 895 7,815 38.7%
10 Coronation Street2017-10-06 20:29:23-20:55:13 ITV1 5,319 1,105 1,151 7,575 33.3%
11 Coronation Street2017-10-04 20:29:08-20:55:51 ITV1 5,034 1,249 1,000 7,282 31.8%
12 Emmerdale2017-10-05 18:58:00-19:24:51 ITV1 5,627 1,126 506 7,258 38.4%
13 The X Factor2017-10-08 19:32:00-20:58:24 ITV1 4,416 1,859 924 7,199 28.4%
14 Emmerdale2017-10-04 18:59:34-19:26:50 ITV1 5,496 1,198 409 7,103 36.8%
15 Emmerdale2017-10-06 19:00:26-19:26:49 ITV1 5,330 1,074 683 7,086 37.3%
16 Emmerdale2017-10-02 19:00:04-19:26:31 ITV1 5,293 1,068 470 6,831 34.6%
17 Emmerdale2017-10-03 19:00:24-19:26:18 ITV1 5,164 1,069 531 6,764 35.9%
18 Eastenders2017-10-02 20:01:11-20:28:40 BBC 1 4,686 1,204 814 6,704 29.9%
19 Doc Martin2017-10-04 21:00:02-21:58:38 ITV1 4,521 699 1,358 6,578 24.8%
20 Eastenders2017-10-03 19:30:07-19:58:20 BBC 1 4,493 1,256 818 6,567 32.5%
21 The Apprentice2017-10-04 21:00:16-21:59:06 BBC 1 3,562 1,089 1,836 6,487 24.8%
22 Eastenders2017-10-05 19:29:16-19:58:06 BBC 1 4,283 1,482 718 6,483 31.7%
23 Victoria2017-10-08 21:02:03-22:01:22 ITV1 4,025 785 1,664 6,474 25.0%
24 Eastenders2017-10-06 20:00:48-20:29:29 BBC 1 4,342 1,099 1,025 6,466 30.9%
25 The X Factor2017-10-07 20:15:57-21:43:01 ITV1 3,713 1,377 1,000 6,091 26.9%
26 Antiques Roadshow2017-10-08 20:01:08-20:59:02 BBC 1 5,512 447 88 6,048 24.6%
27 Countryfile2017-10-08 18:15:02-19:14:14 BBC 1 5,342 225 154 5,721 29.2%
28 Six O'clock News2017-10-02 18:00:00-18:29:40 BBC 1 5,479 184 2 5,665 34.6%
29 Casualty2017-10-07 20:40:58-21:29:42 BBC 1 3,965 665 944 5,574 25.8%
30 World Cup 2018 Qualifier2017-10-05 19:29:00-22:01:32 ITV1 5,070 145 16 5,231 24.3%
31 Have I Got News For You2017-10-06 21:00:20-21:29:30 BBC 1 3,560 707 916 5,183 21.9%
32 Ten O'clock News2017-10-03 22:00:00-22:35:08 BBC 1 4,519 364 22 4,906 30.4%
33 The Last Post2017-10-08 21:01:02-21:59:19 BBC 1 3,386 481 978 4,844 19.0%
34 Six O'clock News2017-10-03 18:00:00-18:29:14 BBC 1 4,626 150 2 4,779 31.2%
35 Cold Feet2017-10-06 21:00:06-21:58:29 ITV1 2,613 602 1,546 4,761 20.2%
36 Six O'clock News2017-10-04 18:00:00-18:27:52 BBC 1 4,604 141 1 4,746 29.3%
37 Six O'clock News2017-10-05 18:00:00-18:28:40 BBC 1 4,389 87 1 4,477 29.9%
38 Pointless Celebrities2017-10-07 17:44:43-18:33:52 BBC 1 4,147 183 32 4,362 28.3%
39 Six O'clock News2017-10-06 18:00:00-18:28:29 BBC 1 4,223 109 0 4,332 27.7%
40 Who Do You Think You Are?2017-10-04 20:00:39-20:58:44 BBC 1 3,093 516 703 4,311 20.1%
41 Holby City2017-10-03 20:01:38-20:59:44 BBC 1 3,243 499 567 4,308 17.2%
42 Ambulance2017-10-05 21:01:07-21:59:04 BBC 1 3,017 489 778 4,284 18.3%
43 Bbc News2017-10-08 22:00:00-22:22:36 BBC 1 4,080 139 0 4,219 23.0%
44 Bad Move2017-10-04 20:02:33-20:26:42 ITV1 3,515 338 215 4,068 19.8%
45 Ten O'clock News2017-10-04 22:00:00-22:34:08 BBC 1 3,617 241 8 3,866 22.1%
46 World Cup 2018 Qualifier2017-10-08 16:28:30-19:14:13 ITV1 3,741 81 11 3,833 22.9%
47 Ten O'clock News2017-10-05 22:00:00-22:32:49 BBC 1 3,636 123 18 3,777 22.0%
48 Ten O'clock News2017-10-02 22:00:00-22:35:37 BBC 1 3,596 134 15 3,745 20.0%
49 Bbc News2017-10-07 22:01:00-22:16:49 BBC 1 3,585 93 1 3,679 21.9%
50 Porridge2017-10-06 21:30:31-21:59:16 BBC 1 2,467 333 845 3,645 16.2%
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