Top programmes report

week 5, January 30 - February 05

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 Call The Midwife2017-02-05 20:01:54-20:59:41 BBC 1 7,448 1,406 1,528 10,382 37.9%
2 Coronation Street2017-01-30 19:31:41-19:58:04 ITV1 6,384 1,148 849 8,382 37.8%
3 Coronation Street2017-01-30 20:29:59-20:56:19 ITV1 6,024 1,059 994 8,076 34.2%
4 Death In Paradise2017-02-02 21:00:45-21:58:38 BBC 1 4,925 1,214 1,899 8,039 29.1%
5 Coronation Street2017-02-01 19:32:08-19:58:24 ITV1 5,909 1,149 898 7,955 36.5%
6 Silent Witness2017-01-30 21:00:34-21:59:29 BBC 1 4,629 1,096 2,194 7,919 29.0%
7 Eastenders2017-01-30 20:00:11-20:29:21 BBC 1 5,566 1,468 799 7,833 33.4%
8 Coronation Street2017-02-03 19:32:02-19:57:54 ITV1 5,881 982 935 7,798 34.9%
9 Silent Witness2017-01-31 21:00:28-21:59:28 BBC 1 4,618 1,128 1,923 7,670 27.4%
10 Countryfile2017-02-05 18:30:47-19:29:49 BBC 1 7,084 417 107 7,607 34.3%
11 Apple Tree Yard2017-02-05 21:01:45-21:59:04 BBC 1 4,197 1,321 1,987 7,505 26.2%
12 The Good Karma Hospital2017-02-05 21:00:20-21:58:24 ITV1 4,963 709 1,707 7,379 25.5%
13 Eastenders2017-01-31 19:29:06-19:57:13 BBC 1 5,097 1,460 742 7,298 33.5%
14 Coronation Street2017-02-03 20:30:50-20:57:30 ITV1 5,250 880 1,157 7,288 30.6%
15 Eastenders2017-02-02 19:29:25-19:58:45 BBC 1 4,999 1,263 991 7,254 33.5%
16 Still Open All Hours2017-02-05 19:31:07-20:00:01 BBC 1 6,298 409 422 7,129 29.8%
17 Emmerdale2017-01-30 19:00:24-19:26:56 ITV1 5,613 791 567 6,971 33.2%
18 Emmerdale2017-01-31 19:00:44-19:27:16 ITV1 5,608 811 530 6,950 33.8%
19 Emmerdale2017-02-02 19:02:24-19:28:57 ITV1 5,452 920 499 6,871 33.6%
20 Emmerdale2017-02-03 19:00:24-19:26:59 ITV1 5,322 737 657 6,716 33.2%
21 Emmerdale2017-02-01 19:00:24-19:26:57 ITV1 5,362 876 468 6,707 33.1%
22 Emmerdale2017-02-02 20:00:47-20:27:18 ITV1 4,937 965 648 6,551 27.4%
23 The Voice Uk2017-02-04 19:59:58-21:26:33 ITV1 4,344 1,222 734 6,300 27.7%
24 Bbc News2017-02-05 18:05:00-18:21:16 BBC 1 5,847 250 1 6,098 31.9%
25 Unforgotten2017-02-02 21:02:01-22:01:22 ITV1 3,002 815 2,249 6,066 21.6%
26 Casualty2017-02-04 20:26:14-21:15:22 BBC 1 3,861 859 1,018 5,738 25.4%
27 Taboo (Drama)2017-02-04 21:17:15-22:14:23 BBC 1 2,975 612 2,047 5,634 26.1%
28 Six O'clock News2017-01-30 18:00:00-18:28:52 BBC 1 5,367 170 0 5,537 31.4%
29 Six O'clock News2017-02-03 18:00:00-18:28:39 BBC 1 5,209 147 1 5,356 30.6%
30 Six O'clock News2017-01-31 18:00:00-18:29:10 BBC 1 5,158 164 1 5,323 30.3%
31 Let It Shine2017-02-04 18:41:03-20:24:48 BBC 1 4,082 605 566 5,252 25.2%
32 Six O'clock News2017-02-02 18:00:00-18:28:51 BBC 1 5,134 105 8 5,246 30.9%
33 Six O'clock News2017-02-01 18:00:00-18:28:33 BBC 1 5,063 137 0 5,200 30.3%
34 Rugby: 6 Nations Live 20172017-02-04 16:11:30-18:57:39 ITV1 4,613 450 106 5,170 29.8%
35 The Halcyon2017-01-30 21:00:35-21:59:40 ITV1 2,964 570 1,566 5,100 18.6%
36 Spy In The Wild2017-02-02 20:01:42-20:59:43 BBC 1 4,063 368 554 4,985 21.5%
37 Holby City2017-01-31 19:59:14-20:57:44 BBC 1 3,680 585 497 4,762 19.9%
38 Bbc News2017-02-05 22:00:00-22:22:14 BBC 1 4,385 313 15 4,713 24.4%
39 Not Going Out2017-02-03 21:01:49-21:29:07 BBC 1 3,255 575 873 4,703 20.0%
40 Ten O'clock News2017-01-31 22:00:00-22:30:44 BBC 1 4,466 197 17 4,681 25.2%
41 The One Show2017-01-30 18:58:00-19:27:00 BBC 1 4,496 174 0 4,670 22.5%
42 Ten O'clock News2017-01-30 22:00:00-22:32:34 BBC 1 4,340 273 17 4,631 25.0%
43 Who Do You Think You Are?2017-02-01 20:00:51-20:59:00 BBC 1 3,209 545 873 4,627 20.1%
44 Ten O'clock News2017-02-02 22:00:00-22:31:08 BBC 1 4,175 260 10 4,445 24.3%
45 Ten O'clock News2017-02-01 22:00:00-22:31:28 BBC 1 4,143 94 5 4,242 23.9%
46 Tracey Ullman's Show2017-02-03 21:30:16-21:59:09 BBC 1 3,020 331 696 4,046 17.9%
47 The One Show2017-02-02 18:58:06-19:27:27 BBC 1 3,875 132 8 4,015 20.1%
48 The One Show2017-01-31 18:58:00-19:27:19 BBC 1 3,841 87 8 3,936 19.5%
49 The Chase2017-01-31 16:59:54-17:55:41 ITV1 3,665 186 71 3,922 27.6%
50 The Chase2017-02-03 16:59:43-17:55:41 ITV1 3,560 303 49 3,912 26.9%
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