Top programmes report

week 22, May 31 - June 06

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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 Time2021-06-06 21:01:51-21:57:27 BBC 1 3,900 1,181 2,739 7,819 38.6%
2 The Great British Sewing Bee2021-06-02 21:01:09-21:59:09 BBC 1 3,209 979 1,326 5,514 25.8%
3 Coronation Street2021-05-31 20:59:50-21:57:15 ITV 3,455 924 1,045 5,424 25.5%
4 Coronation Street2021-06-01 20:59:00-21:25:38 ITV 3,020 1,018 1,163 5,201 25.3%
5 Coronation Street2021-06-03 20:59:25-21:25:59 ITV 3,222 1,078 878 5,179 29.2%
6 Coronation Street2021-06-04 21:00:43-21:26:45 ITV 3,021 1,072 1,043 5,136 22.4%
7 Celebrity Gogglebox2021-06-04 21:01:36-22:00:20 CH4 2,551 1,078 1,381 5,010 24.0%
8 Emmerdale2021-06-02 19:00:48-19:27:02 ITV 3,307 835 497 4,639 33.9%
9 Emmerdale2021-06-03 18:59:50-19:26:25 ITV 3,223 924 413 4,559 33.2%
10 BBC Weekend News2021-06-06 22:00:00-22:27:31 BBC 1 4,103 404 3 4,509 30.7%
11 Emmerdale2021-06-01 18:59:58-19:26:26 ITV 3,168 794 510 4,472 33.8%
12 The Masked Dancer2021-06-05 19:29:05-20:58:03 ITV 3,147 857 439 4,444 29.9%
13 Emmerdale2021-05-31 19:00:25-19:26:58 ITV 3,097 779 534 4,410 33.3%
14 Emmerdale2021-06-04 18:59:58-19:26:34 ITV 3,048 869 485 4,402 32.4%
15 International Football2021-06-02 19:29:00-22:12:38 ITV 3,995 248 4 4,247 23.8%
16 Have I Got News For You2021-06-04 21:00:22-21:28:46 BBC 1 2,215 891 798 3,904 17.5%
17 The Masked Dancer2021-06-04 19:29:00-20:57:09 ITV 2,700 695 432 3,827 24.8%
18 Eastenders2021-06-03 19:37:45-19:57:28 BBC 1 2,187 807 789 3,783 25.4%
19 BBC News At Six2021-06-02 18:00:00-18:32:22 BBC 1 3,588 173 2 3,763 31.0%
20 BBC News At Ten2021-06-03 22:00:45-22:32:28 BBC 1 3,510 214 1 3,725 27.1%
21 Eastenders2021-06-01 19:29:46-19:49:44 BBC 1 1,983 761 968 3,713 25.7%
22 BBC News At Ten2021-06-02 22:00:00-22:32:03 BBC 1 3,351 330 5 3,686 27.0%
23 BBC News At Six2021-06-04 18:00:00-18:32:36 BBC 1 3,472 194 8 3,674 31.6%
24 BBC News At Six2021-06-03 18:00:00-18:31:10 BBC 1 3,426 233 1 3,659 30.0%
25 Eastenders2021-05-31 20:09:36-20:29:29 BBC 1 1,878 643 1,072 3,593 21.1%
26 The Masked Dancer2021-06-03 19:29:00-20:56:54 ITV 2,444 671 454 3,569 22.5%
27 The Masked Dancer2021-05-31 19:29:23-20:55:40 ITV 2,605 398 491 3,494 23.0%
28 The Pact2021-05-31 21:01:41-21:58:50 BBC 1 1,821 417 1,240 3,478 16.7%
29 The Pact2021-06-01 21:00:54-21:58:44 BBC 1 1,721 581 1,150 3,452 18.1%
30 The Repair Shop2021-06-02 20:01:34-20:59:29 BBC 1 2,780 385 281 3,445 20.3%
31 BBC News At Six2021-05-31 18:31:00-18:50:57 BBC 1 3,217 202 4 3,424 29.9%
32 BBC News At Six2021-06-01 18:00:00-18:32:15 BBC 1 3,146 212 0 3,358 30.2%
33 Eastenders2021-06-04 20:08:26-20:28:06 BBC 1 1,756 649 899 3,305 19.6%
34 International Football2021-06-06 16:13:30-19:12:58 ITV 2,997 245 1 3,243 27.3%
35 The Masked Dancer2021-06-01 19:29:09-20:54:49 ITV 2,252 461 490 3,204 20.1%
36 BBC News At Ten2021-05-31 22:00:00-22:23:42 BBC 1 2,901 158 0 3,058 21.7%
37 Dragons' Den2021-06-03 19:59:29-20:58:27 BBC 1 2,016 559 473 3,048 18.6%
38 BBC News At Ten2021-06-01 22:00:00-22:31:48 BBC 1 2,810 233 0 3,043 22.0%
39 Countryfile2021-06-06 17:59:59-18:59:15 BBC 1 2,644 335 55 3,033 21.5%
40 BBC News At Ten2021-06-04 22:00:00-22:34:39 BBC 1 2,781 208 6 2,994 21.6%
41 Casualty2021-06-05 21:21:05-21:59:00 BBC 1 1,636 707 638 2,981 19.4%
42 Casualty2021-06-05 20:41:23-21:19:38 BBC 1 1,689 651 576 2,916 18.6%
43 The Chase2021-05-31 17:39:24-18:31:44 ITV 2,627 208 39 2,874 30.0%
44 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-06-03 18:30:00-18:53:44 ITV 2,668 161 0 2,828 22.5%
45 The Chase2021-06-02 17:00:24-17:55:51 ITV 2,516 119 61 2,696 30.0%
46 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-06-02 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV 2,572 80 0 2,652 21.1%
47 It'll Be Alright On The Night2021-06-05 21:00:53-21:59:45 ITV 2,178 287 184 2,650 17.2%
48 The Chase2021-06-03 17:00:35-17:55:51 ITV 2,434 152 62 2,648 29.0%
49 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-06-01 18:30:00-18:53:24 ITV 2,524 99 4 2,627 22.5%
50 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-05-31 18:32:05-18:46:14 ITV 2,566 59 0 2,624 23.1%
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