Top programmes report

week 21, May 18 - 24

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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 Britain's Got Talent2020-05-23 20:00:15-21:18:42 ITV1 5,461 1,890 1,383 8,734 40.2%
2 Coronation Street2020-05-18 19:31:14-19:57:54 ITV1 5,488 1,316 684 7,487 38.7%
3 Coronation Street2020-05-22 19:31:43-19:58:24 ITV1 4,908 1,215 949 7,072 36.0%
4 Coronation Street2020-05-20 19:31:55-19:58:54 ITV1 4,747 1,288 830 6,864 39.7%
5 Emmerdale2020-05-18 19:01:00-19:25:31 ITV1 4,742 875 453 6,069 32.1%
6 Emmerdale2020-05-22 19:01:30-19:26:14 ITV1 4,606 888 519 6,013 33.1%
7 The Great British Sewing Bee2020-05-20 21:00:23-21:59:19 BBC 1 3,883 969 1,152 6,004 27.4%
8 Gogglebox2020-05-22 21:00:47-21:59:58 CH4 3,147 1,431 1,352 5,930 24.9%
9 Countryfile2020-05-24 19:17:34-20:16:43 BBC 1 5,510 261 111 5,882 34.5%
10 Antiques Roadshow2020-05-24 20:17:58-21:15:50 BBC 1 5,112 482 76 5,670 29.3%
11 Emmerdale2020-05-20 19:00:55-19:26:14 ITV1 4,232 846 560 5,638 34.3%
12 BBC News At Six2020-05-18 18:00:03-18:33:44 BBC 1 5,021 227 0 5,248 33.0%
13 BBC News At Six2020-05-22 18:00:04-18:34:36 BBC 1 4,850 260 2 5,112 32.0%
14 Remarkable Places To Eat2020-05-20 19:59:58-20:58:53 BBC 1 4,187 567 320 5,074 26.9%
15 The Real Marigold Hotel2020-05-21 21:00:55-21:58:46 BBC 1 3,540 764 722 5,026 23.5%
16 BBC News At Six2020-05-19 18:00:02-18:33:54 BBC 1 4,669 235 4 4,907 33.2%
17 Eastenders2020-05-18 20:02:46-20:30:30 BBC 1 3,276 759 823 4,858 24.4%
18 Eastenders2020-05-19 19:30:28-19:59:00 BBC 1 2,789 1,079 791 4,659 27.0%
19 BBC Weekend News2020-05-24 18:50:00-19:08:57 BBC 1 4,330 225 0 4,554 30.0%
20 BBC News At Six2020-05-21 18:00:05-18:33:44 BBC 1 4,320 228 0 4,548 32.6%
21 BBC News At Ten2020-05-20 22:00:00-22:35:41 BBC 1 4,067 391 11 4,469 26.1%
22 BBC News At Six2020-05-20 18:00:02-18:34:08 BBC 1 4,134 197 3 4,334 32.5%
23 BBC News At Ten2020-05-21 22:00:00-22:34:57 BBC 1 3,993 294 16 4,302 27.0%
24 BBC News At Ten2020-05-18 22:00:00-22:34:45 BBC 1 3,799 241 4 4,044 22.6%
25 The One Show2020-05-19 19:03:05-19:29:07 BBC 1 3,774 203 14 3,990 25.7%
26 Killing Eve2020-05-24 21:17:30-21:58:23 BBC 1 2,182 624 1,171 3,977 19.3%
27 Harry's Heroes: Euro Having A Laugh2020-05-18 21:01:03-22:28:48 ITV1 2,522 350 1,104 3,976 18.0%
28 BBC Weekend News2020-05-24 22:00:00-22:27:10 BBC 1 3,540 350 13 3,902 22.7%
29 Casualty2020-05-23 20:40:11-21:27:04 BBC 1 2,266 630 970 3,867 17.8%
30 Have I Got News For You2020-05-22 21:00:55-21:28:42 BBC 1 2,281 859 721 3,861 16.3%
31 BBC News At Ten2020-05-19 22:00:00-22:34:53 BBC 1 3,575 243 0 3,818 23.4%
32 BBC Weekend News2020-05-23 17:30:02-17:42:14 BBC 1 3,506 305 1 3,812 27.6%
33 The Chase2020-05-18 17:00:53-17:58:31 ITV1 3,398 299 81 3,779 28.2%
34 Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins2020-05-18 21:01:21-22:00:26 CH4 1,562 611 1,601 3,773 15.9%
35 BBC News At Ten2020-05-22 22:00:00-22:32:12 BBC 1 3,456 247 11 3,714 21.5%
36 ITV News Weekday Teatime2020-05-18 18:30:00-18:54:19 ITV1 3,531 110 0 3,641 21.5%
37 The Chase2020-05-22 16:59:29-17:55:51 ITV1 3,314 234 55 3,603 26.3%
38 The One Show2020-05-22 19:03:45-19:31:05 BBC 1 3,381 198 3 3,582 20.1%
39 The One Show2020-05-21 19:02:40-19:28:14 BBC 1 3,376 184 4 3,563 24.5%
40 Harry's Heroes: Euro Having A Laugh2020-05-20 21:00:00-22:29:37 ITV1 2,408 456 687 3,550 17.1%
41 ITV News Weekday Teatime2020-05-22 18:30:00-18:54:19 ITV1 3,370 101 0 3,472 21.1%
42 Garden Rescue2020-05-24 18:19:52-18:48:51 BBC 1 3,163 230 63 3,455 23.8%
43 The Chase2020-05-19 17:00:03-17:56:01 ITV1 3,099 274 44 3,417 28.5%
44 BBC News At One2020-05-22 13:00:00-13:33:45 BBC 1 3,239 178 0 3,417 37.3%
45 Vera2020-05-22 20:34:30-22:21:25 ITV1 2,603 343 468 3,413 16.2%
46 BBC News Special2020-05-24 15:50:00-18:19:05 BBC 1 3,064 273 14 3,350 27.8%
47 The A Word2020-05-19 21:00:49-21:59:29 BBC 1 2,210 421 690 3,321 15.8%
48 The Chase2020-05-21 16:59:49-17:56:01 ITV1 2,957 290 67 3,314 28.4%
49 The One Show2020-05-18 19:02:52-19:30:57 BBC 1 3,101 203 3 3,307 17.9%
50 Celebrity Mastermind2020-05-23 17:50:07-18:19:19 BBC 1 3,081 173 46 3,299 22.7%
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