Top programmes report

week 36, September 03 - 09

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 Bodyguard2018-09-09 21:01:10-21:57:57 BBC 1 5,188 1,938 3,983 11,110 38.8%
2 Strictly Come Dancing Launch Show2018-09-08 19:34:20-20:58:43 BBC 1 6,719 1,342 1,123 9,184 42.1%
3 The Great British Bake Off2018-09-04 19:59:01-21:13:23 CH4 3,891 2,200 2,874 8,966 36.4%
4 Coronation Street2018-09-03 19:31:20-19:57:44 ITV1 5,430 1,254 717 7,401 38.1%
5 Coronation Street2018-09-05 19:31:40-19:58:04 ITV1 5,252 1,358 750 7,361 38.6%
6 Coronation Street2018-09-03 20:29:04-20:55:29 ITV1 5,267 1,045 848 7,160 34.9%
7 Coronation Street2018-09-07 19:32:40-19:59:24 ITV1 4,663 1,244 1,001 6,909 36.3%
8 Coronation Street2018-09-05 20:33:52-21:00:27 ITV1 4,718 1,176 865 6,758 32.2%
9 Coronation Street2018-09-07 20:32:19-20:58:54 ITV1 4,361 997 1,395 6,753 30.9%
10 Emmerdale2018-09-06 20:00:15-20:26:44 ITV1 4,492 1,155 841 6,488 30.7%
11 Emmerdale2018-09-07 19:01:31-19:27:58 ITV1 4,363 1,298 724 6,385 36.1%
12 Emmerdale2018-09-05 19:00:01-19:26:12 ITV1 4,667 1,101 560 6,328 35.6%
13 Emmerdale2018-09-03 19:00:19-19:26:41 ITV1 4,744 985 568 6,297 34.7%
14 The X Factor2018-09-08 20:31:45-21:42:46 ITV1 3,814 1,136 1,329 6,278 28.5%
15 Emmerdale2018-09-06 19:00:30-19:26:29 ITV1 4,422 1,131 704 6,257 34.2%
16 Emmerdale2018-09-04 19:02:34-19:28:30 ITV1 4,456 1,120 622 6,198 34.2%
17 The X Factor2018-09-09 19:59:20-20:58:24 ITV1 4,015 1,186 914 6,115 27.7%
18 Eastenders2018-09-04 19:29:58-19:59:08 BBC 1 3,816 1,527 769 6,112 32.1%
19 Eastenders2018-09-06 19:30:36-19:59:42 BBC 1 3,754 1,220 807 5,782 30.8%
20 Eastenders2018-09-03 20:00:12-20:29:25 BBC 1 3,758 1,000 918 5,676 29.2%
21 Eastenders2018-09-07 19:59:54-20:29:08 BBC 1 3,484 1,058 816 5,358 27.6%
22 Countryfile2018-09-09 19:00:18-19:59:26 BBC 1 4,320 251 49 4,620 25.5%
23 Bbc News2018-09-09 22:00:00-22:22:17 BBC 1 4,324 256 16 4,597 27.6%
24 Celebrity Masterchef2018-09-06 20:00:48-20:59:05 BBC 1 2,957 751 784 4,492 22.2%
25 Pointless Celebrities2018-09-08 18:48:36-19:32:28 BBC 1 4,141 184 54 4,379 26.9%
26 Film: Vanity Fair (2004)2018-09-03 21:00:00-21:59:07 ITV1 2,510 503 1,304 4,317 18.4%
27 Vanity Fair (Drama)2018-09-09 21:02:25-22:02:56 ITV1 2,396 417 1,404 4,217 14.9%
28 Last Night Of The Proms2018-09-08 21:00:00-22:34:07 BBC 1 3,879 154 105 4,138 21.5%
29 Diy Sos: Grenfell2018-09-05 21:00:28-21:59:19 BBC 1 3,260 276 526 4,062 19.5%
30 Fake Or Fortune?2018-09-09 20:00:32-20:58:32 BBC 1 3,493 343 153 3,989 18.3%
31 Celebrity Masterchef2018-09-07 20:30:06-21:59:03 BBC 1 2,578 551 860 3,989 19.3%
32 Ten O'clock News2018-09-05 22:00:00-22:32:22 BBC 1 3,825 132 3 3,960 25.4%
33 Reported Missing2018-09-03 21:01:28-21:59:29 BBC 1 2,828 417 708 3,953 17.1%
34 Six O'clock News2018-09-06 18:00:00-18:28:55 BBC 1 3,814 94 25 3,933 27.7%
35 Wanderlust2018-09-04 21:01:49-21:58:13 BBC 1 2,425 441 1,035 3,901 18.4%
36 Six O'clock News2018-09-04 18:00:00-18:29:16 BBC 1 3,786 103 3 3,892 28.2%
37 Paul O'grady's Little Heroes2018-09-05 20:02:36-20:28:31 ITV1 3,549 164 157 3,870 21.2%
38 Six O'clock News2018-09-05 18:00:00-18:28:57 BBC 1 3,747 115 0 3,863 28.6%
39 Shop Well For Less?2018-09-05 20:00:20-20:58:04 BBC 1 3,037 378 387 3,802 19.8%
40 Six O'clock News2018-09-03 18:00:00-18:27:56 BBC 1 3,666 118 2 3,786 27.3%
41 Holby City2018-09-04 20:02:00-20:59:58 BBC 1 2,626 550 581 3,756 15.6%
42 Press2018-09-06 21:00:48-21:58:39 BBC 1 2,428 335 838 3,601 17.0%
43 Ten O'clock News2018-09-03 22:00:00-22:32:48 BBC 1 3,438 90 2 3,530 20.9%
44 Six O'clock News2018-09-07 18:00:00-18:28:40 BBC 1 3,409 79 9 3,497 26.5%
45 Bbc News2018-09-09 18:35:00-18:51:01 BBC 1 3,348 79 1 3,428 21.6%
46 Gogglebox2018-09-07 21:00:48-21:59:40 CH4 2,200 490 726 3,415 16.5%
47 The Chase2018-09-03 17:00:01-17:55:41 ITV1 3,062 234 41 3,337 30.2%
48 Itv News2018-09-03 18:30:00-18:53:54 ITV1 3,164 96 8 3,267 20.6%
49 Bbc News2018-09-08 22:35:08-22:51:20 BBC 1 3,053 108 0 3,161 19.8%
50 Ten O'clock News2018-09-04 22:00:00-22:32:27 BBC 1 3,013 140 6 3,159 20.3%
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