Top programmes report

week 40, September 30 - October 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’ 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 Strictly Come Dancing2019-10-05 19:11:03-21:19:09 BBC 1 6,283 1,962 1,569 9,814 44.4%
2 Strictly Come Dancing: The Results2019-10-06 19:17:02-20:01:57 BBC 1 6,232 2,018 499 8,750 40.8%
3 The Great British Bake Off2019-10-01 19:59:01-21:13:28 CH4 3,892 1,948 2,595 8,435 33.0%
4 Doc Martin2019-10-02 21:00:30-21:59:28 ITV1 4,148 671 1,702 6,522 24.8%
5 Coronation Street2019-09-30 19:31:57-19:58:24 ITV1 4,667 1,043 676 6,386 33.7%
6 Coronation Street2019-10-04 19:33:08-20:30:23 ITV1 4,342 995 1,020 6,357 33.0%
7 The Apprentice2019-10-02 21:00:12-22:04:12 BBC 1 3,105 1,206 2,039 6,349 25.2%
8 A Confession2019-09-30 21:00:04-21:58:04 ITV1 3,108 1,097 2,068 6,273 25.2%
9 Coronation Street2019-10-02 19:31:53-19:58:24 ITV1 4,468 980 788 6,237 30.9%
10 Antiques Roadshow2019-10-06 20:03:15-21:01:17 BBC 1 5,570 488 141 6,199 30.1%
11 Emmerdale2019-10-01 18:59:47-19:26:21 ITV1 4,590 947 604 6,141 33.7%
12 Coronation Street2019-09-30 20:29:05-20:55:04 ITV1 4,213 979 841 6,032 28.7%
13 Coronation Street2019-10-02 20:29:54-20:56:20 ITV1 3,959 890 1,040 5,888 26.9%
14 Emmerdale2019-09-30 19:00:24-19:26:57 ITV1 4,484 754 602 5,840 31.7%
15 Emmerdale2019-10-04 19:01:34-19:28:09 ITV1 4,114 864 820 5,798 32.8%
16 Emmerdale2019-10-02 19:00:07-19:26:39 ITV1 4,397 770 601 5,768 30.0%
17 The Capture2019-10-01 21:00:29-21:59:59 BBC 1 2,319 1,082 2,282 5,683 23.8%
18 Emmerdale2019-10-03 19:00:54-19:27:20 ITV1 4,089 905 664 5,658 30.8%
19 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions2019-10-05 20:31:27-22:28:42 ITV1 3,694 713 1,168 5,575 27.2%
20 Emmerdale2019-10-03 20:00:20-20:26:29 ITV1 3,894 801 830 5,524 27.4%
21 World On Fire2019-10-06 21:02:51-21:59:10 BBC 1 3,769 675 890 5,334 23.3%
22 Eastenders2019-10-04 20:30:39-20:59:20 BBC 1 3,130 1,117 1,067 5,314 27.0%
23 Eastenders2019-10-01 19:30:23-19:59:08 BBC 1 3,244 1,138 887 5,269 27.4%
24 Eastenders2019-10-03 19:29:54-20:00:10 BBC 1 3,194 1,246 790 5,230 28.0%
25 Eastenders2019-09-30 20:00:11-20:28:29 BBC 1 3,362 1,036 810 5,207 24.9%
26 Bbc News2019-10-06 22:00:15-22:22:52 BBC 1 4,694 267 9 4,969 30.5%
27 Countryfile2019-10-06 18:15:30-19:14:19 BBC 1 4,486 280 65 4,830 27.5%
28 Casualty2019-10-05 21:21:00-22:08:56 BBC 1 2,891 672 1,087 4,650 24.6%
29 Six O'clock News2019-09-30 18:00:04-18:28:58 BBC 1 4,139 115 0 4,254 28.5%
30 Gogglebox2019-10-04 21:00:46-21:59:19 CH4 2,524 682 984 4,190 20.9%
31 Six O'clock News2019-10-01 18:00:00-18:29:58 BBC 1 3,847 193 4 4,044 27.6%
32 Celebrity Masterchef2019-10-02 18:59:20-19:57:35 BBC 1 2,344 761 789 3,895 20.2%
33 Celebrity Masterchef2019-09-30 21:00:12-21:58:29 BBC 1 2,558 417 876 3,851 15.7%
34 Six O'clock News2019-10-02 18:00:03-18:27:46 BBC 1 3,642 145 1 3,788 27.8%
35 Athletics: World Championships2019-10-05 17:45:00-19:09:32 BBC 1 3,597 140 16 3,753 25.8%
36 The Chase2019-10-03 16:59:59-17:55:41 ITV1 3,503 192 45 3,739 31.5%
37 Rugby World Cup 20192019-10-05 08:15:42-11:18:44 ITV1 3,084 563 51 3,697 45.9%
38 Six O'clock News2019-10-04 18:00:02-18:28:56 BBC 1 3,601 78 2 3,680 26.6%
39 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2019-10-06 20:00:44-20:58:24 ITV1 2,839 538 299 3,675 17.7%
40 Celebrity Masterchef2019-10-04 21:00:55-21:29:26 BBC 1 2,311 595 745 3,652 17.9%
41 The Chase2019-09-30 17:00:29-17:55:41 ITV1 3,373 191 45 3,608 29.9%
42 The Graham Norton Show2019-10-04 22:38:10-23:27:27 BBC 1 2,541 337 724 3,602 30.5%
43 Six O'clock News2019-10-03 18:00:04-18:28:03 BBC 1 3,417 152 0 3,569 24.1%
44 The Chase2019-10-01 16:59:45-17:55:41 ITV1 3,308 192 35 3,534 30.3%
45 Athletics: World Championships2019-10-02 20:00:00-20:59:06 BBC 1 3,302 171 43 3,515 17.2%
46 Sanditon2019-10-06 21:02:01-22:01:03 ITV1 2,159 438 907 3,504 15.2%
47 Ten O'clock News2019-09-30 22:00:00-22:29:11 BBC 1 3,370 124 5 3,499 22.0%
48 The Chase2019-10-04 17:00:04-17:55:41 ITV1 3,275 150 48 3,473 30.9%
49 Ten O'clock News2019-10-01 22:00:30-22:30:37 BBC 1 3,197 261 11 3,470 23.3%
50 Match Of The Day2019-10-05 22:30:42-23:49:48 BBC 1 2,465 424 573 3,462 28.9%
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