Top programmes report

week 48, November 27 - December 03

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 Blue Planet Ii2017-12-03 20:01:59-20:59:59 BBC 1 8,234 1,503 1,715 11,452 42.0%
2 Strictly Come Dancing2017-12-02 19:04:45-20:06:27 BBC 1 7,587 2,231 1,290 11,108 46.2%
3 Strictly Come Dancing: The Results2017-12-03 19:20:14-20:00:45 BBC 1 8,504 1,792 640 10,936 43.9%
4 I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!2017-11-27 21:00:00-21:59:51 ITV1 7,067 1,857 1,551 10,475 39.0%
5 I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!2017-12-03 21:03:00-22:29:29 ITV1 6,794 1,669 1,416 9,879 40.0%
6 I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!2017-11-29 21:01:05-22:01:56 ITV1 5,978 1,955 1,919 9,852 32.3%
7 I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!2017-11-30 21:02:00-22:28:29 ITV1 6,106 1,836 1,585 9,527 38.4%
8 I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!2017-11-28 21:02:00-22:01:51 ITV1 5,957 1,878 1,639 9,473 35.0%
9 I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!2017-12-02 21:13:30-22:13:51 ITV1 5,660 1,741 2,057 9,458 39.3%
10 I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!2017-12-01 21:01:50-22:29:19 ITV1 5,713 1,685 1,766 9,164 37.5%
11 Coronation Street2017-11-27 20:29:30-20:55:48 ITV1 6,152 1,067 862 8,081 33.1%
12 Coronation Street2017-11-27 19:32:05-19:57:24 ITV1 6,106 1,145 640 7,891 36.6%
13 Coronation Street2017-11-29 19:30:47-19:57:24 ITV1 5,898 1,168 660 7,726 37.0%
14 Coronation Street2017-12-01 19:30:47-19:57:10 ITV1 5,570 1,136 953 7,658 38.5%
15 Coronation Street2017-12-01 20:29:44-20:55:41 ITV1 5,331 1,088 1,094 7,513 34.6%
16 Coronation Street2017-11-29 20:30:23-20:57:00 ITV1 5,203 885 973 7,061 27.8%
17 Eastenders2017-11-27 20:00:16-20:29:13 BBC 1 4,921 1,225 872 7,018 29.8%
18 Emmerdale2017-11-30 18:59:40-19:26:09 ITV1 5,404 964 408 6,776 34.4%
19 Countryfile2017-12-03 18:20:04-19:18:59 BBC 1 6,359 296 89 6,743 33.3%
20 Emmerdale2017-11-28 19:01:37-19:28:03 ITV1 5,429 857 454 6,740 34.1%
21 Emmerdale2017-11-30 19:59:00-20:25:34 ITV1 5,146 997 589 6,732 29.6%
22 Emmerdale2017-11-29 18:59:15-19:25:38 ITV1 5,423 845 421 6,689 33.9%
23 Eastenders2017-11-28 19:29:50-19:58:08 BBC 1 4,507 1,164 1,000 6,672 32.3%
24 Emmerdale2017-11-27 19:00:25-19:26:49 ITV1 5,400 773 412 6,585 32.4%
25 Eastenders2017-11-30 19:29:26-19:57:37 BBC 1 4,388 1,220 833 6,441 31.4%
26 Michael Mcintyre's Big Show2017-12-02 20:08:46-21:08:12 BBC 1 4,905 881 578 6,365 28.8%
27 Emmerdale2017-12-01 18:59:00-19:25:30 ITV1 4,950 837 572 6,358 33.4%
28 The Apprentice2017-11-29 21:00:28-21:59:27 BBC 1 3,192 1,310 1,786 6,288 20.9%
29 Eastenders2017-12-01 20:00:50-20:30:06 BBC 1 4,135 986 1,073 6,194 29.6%
30 The X Factor2017-12-03 19:15:35-20:57:04 ITV1 4,215 1,228 313 5,755 21.9%
31 Pointless Celebrities2017-12-02 18:14:50-19:03:47 BBC 1 5,294 259 97 5,650 30.4%
32 Six O'clock News2017-11-27 18:00:00-18:28:23 BBC 1 5,356 232 5 5,592 31.5%
33 Six O'clock News2017-11-29 18:00:00-18:28:44 BBC 1 5,203 183 2 5,388 32.1%
34 The X Factor2017-12-02 19:05:00-21:08:23 ITV1 3,488 1,117 606 5,211 22.4%
35 Bbc News2017-12-03 17:55:00-18:11:06 BBC 1 5,025 91 2 5,118 27.9%
36 Six O'clock News2017-11-28 18:00:00-18:29:00 BBC 1 4,877 147 0 5,025 29.7%
37 Six O'clock News2017-11-30 18:00:00-18:28:57 BBC 1 4,796 85 2 4,883 29.2%
38 Casualty2017-12-02 21:09:57-21:58:20 BBC 1 3,194 594 1,028 4,815 20.1%
39 Howards End2017-12-03 21:02:16-21:59:22 BBC 1 3,450 544 816 4,809 18.7%
40 Paul O'grady For The Love Of Dogs (Serie2017-11-30 20:30:40-20:55:53 ITV1 3,788 374 589 4,751 19.8%
41 Six O'clock News2017-12-01 18:00:00-18:28:24 BBC 1 4,399 163 1 4,562 27.3%
42 Have I Got News For You2017-12-01 21:00:48-21:29:53 BBC 1 3,031 629 861 4,521 17.3%
43 Holby City2017-11-28 20:01:34-20:59:43 BBC 1 3,253 522 514 4,288 19.4%
44 The Martin Lewis Money Show2017-11-27 20:02:16-20:25:52 ITV1 3,614 271 336 4,221 17.8%
45 Love, Lies And Records2017-11-30 21:00:51-21:58:42 BBC 1 2,743 391 1,030 4,163 16.4%
46 The One Show2017-11-27 18:57:40-19:26:43 BBC 1 3,625 313 21 3,959 19.7%
47 The A Word2017-11-28 21:00:57-21:57:49 BBC 1 2,444 434 893 3,771 14.1%
48 The Chase2017-11-28 16:59:40-17:55:41 ITV1 3,459 226 48 3,733 26.8%
49 Itv News2017-11-27 18:30:00-18:55:49 ITV1 3,539 141 1 3,681 19.5%
50 The Chase2017-11-27 16:59:56-17:55:41 ITV1 3,464 189 23 3,677 25.7%
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