Top programmes report

week 13, March 29 - April 04

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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’s some information about the data you can see on this page:

  • Live: the audience who watched the programme at the time of transmission on a TV set.
  • VOSDAL: this is ‘Viewing-On-Same-Day-As-Live’.  The audience who watched a recorded or on-demand programme that has been viewed on the same day as the original broadcast (on a TV set).
  • Time-Shifted: the audience who watched the programme recorded or on-demand between 1 and 7 days post-broadcast (on a TV set).
  • 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 broadcaster TV viewing (on a TV set) unless ALL TV is selected, in which case the share is of all broadcaster TV viewing (on a TV set).

Rank Programme Channel Live
('000)
VOSDAL
('000)
Time-Shifted
('000)
Total Audience
('000)
Share
1 Line Of Duty2021-04-04 21:01:36-21:58:42 BBC 1 5,361 3,325 3,518 12,205 44.6%
2 Unforgotten2021-03-29 21:01:11-22:00:24 ITV 4,201 1,573 2,641 8,415 30.3%
3 Gogglebox2021-04-02 21:01:23-22:00:28 CH4 3,422 1,229 1,620 6,271 25.9%
4 Coronation Street2021-03-29 19:31:44-19:57:54 ITV 4,344 1,232 511 6,087 32.7%
5 Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2021-04-03 19:00:00-20:35:54 ITV 3,866 1,518 588 5,972 30.4%
6 Coronation Street2021-04-02 19:31:24-20:28:46 ITV 4,118 1,109 741 5,968 30.4%
7 Coronation Street2021-03-29 20:29:35-20:56:09 ITV 3,974 1,054 737 5,765 27.9%
8 Top Gear2021-04-04 20:00:54-20:59:07 BBC 1 3,190 1,117 1,405 5,712 25.3%
9 Coronation Street2021-04-01 20:00:05-20:57:24 ITV 3,817 1,117 722 5,656 26.1%
10 Emmerdale2021-04-01 19:01:30-19:56:31 ITV 3,950 1,071 455 5,476 30.5%
11 Antiques Roadshow2021-04-04 19:00:56-19:58:58 BBC 1 4,600 527 168 5,295 30.4%
12 Emmerdale2021-04-02 19:00:10-19:26:45 ITV 3,733 1,151 363 5,247 29.5%
13 World Cup: Qualifiers2021-03-31 19:14:00-21:57:25 ITV 4,927 260 30 5,218 26.5%
14 Emmerdale2021-03-30 19:02:52-19:28:08 ITV 3,794 930 440 5,164 31.2%
15 Emmerdale2021-03-29 19:00:37-19:26:33 ITV 3,793 847 487 5,128 30.1%
16 BBC Weekend News2021-04-04 22:00:00-22:22:52 BBC 1 4,523 504 7 5,034 29.4%
17 The Great Celebrity Bake Off For SU2C2021-03-30 19:59:03-21:13:24 CH4 2,386 970 1,588 4,945 23.1%
18 Emmerdale2021-03-31 18:44:00-19:09:43 ITV 3,257 1,176 331 4,764 28.7%
19 Midsomer Murders2021-04-04 20:03:03-21:57:49 ITV 2,832 774 1,067 4,674 18.5%
20 Masterchef2021-04-01 21:00:36-21:58:49 BBC 1 2,874 778 970 4,622 21.8%
21 BBC News At Six2021-03-29 17:59:59-18:31:27 BBC 1 4,347 265 1 4,613 31.4%
22 BBC News At Six2021-04-01 18:00:00-18:31:49 BBC 1 4,274 253 8 4,535 31.5%
23 Masterchef2021-03-29 21:00:46-21:58:58 BBC 1 2,716 724 986 4,425 16.5%
24 Eastenders2021-03-29 20:02:13-20:25:25 BBC 1 2,785 912 640 4,338 21.3%
25 The Syndicate2021-03-30 21:01:57-21:58:44 BBC 1 2,619 658 995 4,272 19.4%
26 BBC News At Six2021-03-31 18:00:00-18:32:36 BBC 1 3,986 259 0 4,244 30.2%
27 Eastenders2021-03-30 19:32:11-19:50:48 BBC 1 2,830 909 468 4,208 24.4%
28 Countryfile2021-04-04 17:59:34-18:58:50 BBC 1 3,715 271 84 4,070 27.0%
29 BBC News At Six2021-03-30 18:00:00-18:31:24 BBC 1 3,901 130 0 4,030 30.4%
30 Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow2021-04-03 20:40:32-21:37:24 ITV 2,776 623 438 3,836 19.3%
31 BBC News At Ten2021-04-02 22:00:00-22:22:47 BBC 1 3,580 247 1 3,828 21.3%
32 Casualty2021-04-03 20:20:09-20:59:20 BBC 1 2,107 876 814 3,797 18.8%
33 The Repair Shop2021-03-31 20:02:10-20:59:59 BBC 1 3,031 334 256 3,621 17.7%
34 Eastenders2021-04-02 20:34:25-20:56:44 BBC 1 2,077 686 824 3,587 17.1%
35 Eastenders2021-04-01 19:35:01-19:58:21 BBC 1 1,577 1,097 899 3,572 18.9%
36 BBC News At Ten2021-03-29 22:00:00-22:31:18 BBC 1 3,408 129 5 3,542 20.3%
37 BBC News At Ten2021-04-01 22:00:00-22:32:23 BBC 1 3,222 252 8 3,482 21.8%
38 BBC Weekend News2021-04-04 17:32:02-17:49:51 BBC 1 3,252 211 0 3,464 27.2%
39 Dragons' Den2021-04-01 19:59:10-20:58:20 BBC 1 2,225 546 686 3,456 16.3%
40 BBC News At Ten2021-03-30 22:00:00-22:31:46 BBC 1 3,223 220 4 3,447 23.3%
41 BBC Weekend News2021-04-03 22:01:35-22:18:17 BBC 1 3,276 141 1 3,419 21.4%
42 Masterchef2021-04-02 20:59:00-21:27:59 BBC 1 1,893 425 1,092 3,410 14.1%
43 Only Connect2021-03-29 20:02:06-20:30:56 BBC 2 2,408 571 417 3,396 16.8%
44 Vera2021-04-02 20:33:15-22:20:38 ITV 2,560 472 363 3,395 15.7%
45 The Chase2021-04-01 17:00:17-17:55:51 ITV 3,109 229 31 3,369 30.0%
46 24 Hours In Police Custody2021-03-29 21:01:46-22:01:20 CH4 1,352 620 1,396 3,368 12.2%
47 The One Show2021-03-31 19:01:00-19:30:18 BBC 1 3,162 122 12 3,296 20.8%
48 The Chase2021-03-29 17:00:35-17:55:51 ITV 2,952 306 27 3,284 28.3%
49 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-04-01 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV 3,142 118 0 3,260 21.8%
50 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-04-02 18:29:00-18:43:29 ITV 3,017 162 8 3,188 21.5%
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