Top programmes report

week 7, February 15 - 21

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The top 50 programmes on TV based on the size of their total viewing audience over the week (including live, VOSDAL, time-shifted and total audience viewing figures).

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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 Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2021-02-20 19:00:00-20:34:54 ITV1 5,525 2,111 822 8,457 38.4%
2 Death In Paradise2021-02-18 21:00:28-21:58:28 BBC 1 4,717 1,637 1,727 8,080 34.1%
3 Bloodlands2021-02-21 21:01:36-21:57:47 BBC 1 4,745 1,257 1,850 7,852 33.1%
4 Coronation Street2021-02-15 19:30:33-19:57:06 ITV1 4,860 1,394 439 6,693 30.8%
5 Coronation Street2021-02-15 20:29:00-20:55:35 ITV1 4,898 1,188 591 6,677 28.2%
6 Coronation Street2021-02-17 19:31:48-19:58:24 ITV1 4,522 1,408 595 6,524 31.0%
7 Coronation Street2021-02-19 19:31:12-20:28:43 ITV1 4,707 1,227 544 6,478 29.2%
8 Coronation Street2021-02-17 20:30:05-20:56:37 ITV1 4,182 1,401 769 6,351 26.0%
9 Countryfile2021-02-21 19:01:00-19:59:57 BBC 1 5,782 289 136 6,207 31.8%
10 Antiques Roadshow2021-02-21 20:01:59-20:59:59 BBC 1 5,082 529 227 5,838 25.0%
11 Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad2021-02-15 20:00:07-20:26:49 ITV1 4,006 871 830 5,707 24.1%
12 BBC News At Six2021-02-15 18:00:16-18:31:47 BBC 1 5,307 242 1 5,550 30.9%
13 BBC Weekend News2021-02-21 18:35:05-18:51:51 BBC 1 5,246 298 1 5,545 30.3%
14 BBC News At Six2021-02-19 18:00:00-18:31:32 BBC 1 5,086 448 3 5,538 30.4%
15 Emmerdale2021-02-15 18:59:30-19:25:52 ITV1 4,218 924 365 5,506 29.0%
16 The Repair Shop2021-02-17 20:00:51-20:58:45 BBC 1 4,290 510 667 5,467 23.4%
17 Emmerdale2021-02-19 19:00:00-19:26:36 ITV1 4,326 911 215 5,453 28.0%
18 Emmerdale2021-02-18 19:03:50-19:30:23 ITV1 4,200 879 344 5,422 27.8%
19 BBC News At Six2021-02-18 18:00:00-18:32:02 BBC 1 5,120 301 0 5,420 29.0%
20 Emmerdale2021-02-17 19:00:47-19:27:23 ITV1 4,204 755 391 5,350 27.2%
21 BBC News At Six2021-02-16 18:00:00-18:31:54 BBC 1 5,009 329 0 5,338 29.8%
22 Celebrity Catchphrase2021-02-20 18:00:30-18:54:48 ITV1 4,279 690 243 5,212 28.3%
23 Emmerdale2021-02-16 19:00:45-19:27:22 ITV1 4,020 764 324 5,108 27.3%
24 BBC News At Six2021-02-17 18:00:00-18:31:29 BBC 1 4,803 249 1 5,052 27.7%
25 Emmerdale2021-02-18 20:00:04-20:26:31 ITV1 3,479 750 520 4,749 22.5%
26 Eastenders2021-02-16 19:28:52-19:48:05 BBC 1 3,133 793 815 4,740 24.1%
27 The Chase2021-02-19 17:00:08-17:55:41 ITV1 4,150 493 64 4,707 32.8%
28 The Chase2021-02-16 17:00:19-17:55:51 ITV1 4,243 397 51 4,692 33.9%
29 The Chase2021-02-17 17:00:19-17:55:51 ITV1 4,205 427 52 4,684 33.2%
30 The Voice2021-02-20 20:39:35-22:22:58 ITV1 3,405 772 426 4,602 24.5%
31 Celebrity Best Home Cook2021-02-17 21:00:11-21:58:29 BBC 1 3,106 546 858 4,509 20.1%
32 Long Lost Family2021-02-15 21:00:02-21:59:42 ITV1 3,276 663 562 4,501 20.4%
33 The Chase2021-02-18 17:00:11-17:55:51 ITV1 4,060 355 64 4,479 31.8%
34 Eastenders2021-02-18 19:37:26-19:57:35 BBC 1 2,762 944 640 4,346 21.2%
35 BBC Weekend News2021-02-21 22:00:00-22:23:51 BBC 1 3,957 369 5 4,331 27.2%
36 The Chase2021-02-15 17:00:09-17:55:51 ITV1 3,842 453 30 4,326 28.6%
37 Eastenders2021-02-15 20:06:44-20:27:46 BBC 1 2,541 919 780 4,239 17.9%
38 BBC News At Ten2021-02-18 22:00:00-22:33:16 BBC 1 3,706 466 10 4,182 25.9%
39 The Bay2021-02-17 21:01:04-22:00:08 ITV1 2,757 547 852 4,156 18.2%
40 Celebrity Best Home Cook2021-02-16 21:01:43-21:59:49 BBC 1 2,861 617 665 4,143 17.0%
41 Would I Lie To You?2021-02-15 20:29:30-20:58:24 BBC 1 2,178 743 1,165 4,086 17.4%
42 BBC News At One2021-02-19 13:00:00-13:34:42 BBC 1 3,866 214 0 4,080 43.2%
43 Finding Alice2021-02-21 21:03:22-22:02:45 ITV1 2,379 593 1,105 4,077 17.3%
44 Casualty2021-02-20 20:20:25-20:58:58 BBC 1 2,201 950 898 4,049 19.5%
45 Eastenders2021-02-19 20:02:46-20:25:40 BBC 1 1,814 1,166 990 3,970 17.0%
46 DIY SOS2021-02-15 21:00:01-21:58:59 BBC 1 2,702 527 628 3,856 17.6%
47 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-02-19 18:30:00-18:53:37 ITV1 3,613 192 3 3,808 20.8%
48 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-02-16 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 3,571 193 2 3,766 21.5%
49 Joanna Lumley's Home Sweet Home - Travels In My Own Land2021-02-16 19:59:02-20:58:04 ITV1 2,953 377 425 3,754 16.4%
50 The One Show2021-02-19 19:00:40-19:30:42 BBC 1 3,526 214 11 3,751 19.6%
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