Top programmes report

week 27, July 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 World Cup 2018: Col V Eng2018-07-03 18:14:00-22:34:49 ITV1 1,406 133 8 1,546 86.6%
2 -None-2018-07-07 17:59:00-22:15:43 ITV1 636 34 0 670 62.0%
3 Coronation Street2018-07-04 20:30:05-20:57:51 ITV1 225 43 27 295 39.7%
4 Coronation Street2018-07-02 20:02:36-20:59:02 ITV1 179 29 53 260 52.0%
5 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-05 21:00:00-22:02:55 ITV2 181 47 31 258 38.8%
6 Coronation Street2018-07-04 19:31:07-19:58:24 ITV1 202 21 27 250 30.9%
7 -None-2018-07-06 14:28:30-17:16:03 ITV1 231 13 0 244 59.2%
8 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-03 22:00:20-23:00:35 ITV2 101 48 85 233 24.3%
9 Coronation Street2018-07-06 19:31:32-19:58:24 ITV1 151 35 44 229 45.0%
10 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-06 21:00:00-22:03:22 ITV2 123 43 61 227 33.0%
11 Emmerdale2018-07-05 20:00:55-20:27:30 ITV1 194 16 11 222 29.6%
12 World Cup 2018: Bra V Mex2018-07-02 14:28:30-17:16:03 ITV1 195 26 0 221 49.6%
13 Coronation Street2018-07-06 20:30:01-20:56:54 ITV1 142 30 49 221 44.7%
14 Emmerdale2018-07-02 19:01:38-19:57:34 ITV1 158 27 35 220 36.6%
15 Emmerdale2018-07-04 19:00:26-19:26:58 ITV1 180 13 8 200 29.5%
16 Film: Despicable Me 2 (2014)2018-07-08 16:47:18-18:32:57 ITV1 167 8 14 189 28.1%
17 Emmerdale2018-07-05 19:01:14-19:27:43 ITV1 120 38 16 173 26.9%
18 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-02 21:00:00-22:16:06 ITV2 128 41 3 172 29.3%
19 Catchphrase2018-07-02 17:20:32-17:58:46 ITV1 165 6 0 171 26.6%
20 Itv News2018-07-07 17:28:40-17:41:39 ITV1 167 1 0 168 22.5%
21 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-04 20:59:56-22:00:15 ITV2 78 74 14 165 27.5%
22 Paul O'grady For The Love Of Dogs (Serie2018-07-04 20:02:32-20:25:38 ITV1 152 6 6 164 24.5%
23 Itv News2018-07-07 22:18:00-22:30:59 ITV1 108 52 0 160 27.6%
24 Love Island (Series 4)2018-07-08 21:00:00-22:03:40 ITV2 82 48 27 157 26.2%
25 Catchphrase2018-07-06 17:20:04-17:57:46 ITV1 147 8 0 155 29.2%
26 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom2018-07-02 07:55:17-08:06:17 Channel 5 149 0 0 149 27.5%
27 Itv News2018-07-03 22:36:55-23:06:54 ITV1 125 16 3 144 26.7%
28 Emmerdale2018-07-06 19:00:49-19:27:15 ITV1 111 15 13 139 31.0%
29 Paw Patrol2018-07-03 08:06:06-08:18:17 Channel 5 131 0 6 137 33.8%
30 The Big Nhs Singalong Live2018-07-04 21:01:45-22:00:06 ITV1 124 4 7 135 23.2%
31 The Simpsons2018-07-04 18:01:10-18:25:51 CH4 111 8 13 132 18.9%
32 -None-2018-07-08 08:17:53-08:28:54 Channel 5 91 39 0 130 26.5%
33 Floogals2018-07-08 08:51:24-09:02:24 Channel 5 111 9 8 129 21.0%
34 Itv News2018-07-04 18:30:00-18:54:02 ITV1 121 0 0 121 20.7%
35 Paw Patrol2018-07-02 08:06:27-08:18:09 Channel 5 112 0 3 115 27.1%
36 Noddy Toyland Detective2018-07-08 08:34:24-08:45:54 Channel 5 114 0 0 114 21.7%
37 Itv News2018-07-02 18:30:00-18:54:24 ITV1 111 0 0 111 18.2%
38 The Simpsons2018-07-03 18:01:53-18:26:54 CH4 90 9 11 110 18.5%
39 F1: British Grand Prix Live2018-07-08 13:41:29-16:19:22 CH4 96 14 0 110 19.9%
40 Itv News2018-07-08 18:33:15-18:46:04 ITV1 109 0 0 109 16.4%
41 Police Tapes2018-07-05 21:00:05-21:58:20 ITV1 82 3 21 106 15.5%
42 Paw Patrol2018-07-04 08:06:23-08:18:34 Channel 5 82 16 7 105 30.5%
43 Voltron2018-07-05 20:32:17-20:54:22 Pop 104 0 0 104 15.3%
44 Bake Off: The Professionals2018-07-08 20:01:03-21:00:20 CH4 44 9 49 102 14.1%
45 Floogals2018-07-02 08:22:57-08:33:57 Channel 5 97 0 3 100 34.9%
46 The Simpsons2018-07-05 18:01:06-18:25:43 CH4 72 9 19 100 14.8%
47 The Simpsons2018-07-06 18:02:32-18:26:30 CH4 60 0 40 100 16.7%
48 -None-2018-07-07 08:14:17-08:25:20 Channel 5 89 0 11 100 25.0%
49 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom2018-07-03 07:54:45-08:05:46 Channel 5 96 0 4 99 24.5%
50 The Simpsons2018-07-02 18:01:59-18:26:47 CH4 74 0 25 99 16.3%
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