Top programmes report

week 36, September 06 - 12

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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 Vigil2021-09-12 21:02:52-21:57:38 BBC 1 3,607 1,840 3,483 8,930 37.8%
2 Silent Witness2021-09-06 21:00:43-21:58:54 BBC 1 3,440 1,074 2,235 6,749 31.8%
3 Silent Witness2021-09-07 21:01:03-21:58:58 BBC 1 2,858 1,065 2,193 6,116 27.2%
4 WTA Tennis2021-09-11 20:00:00-23:43:37 CH4 5,444 435 135 6,013 37.7%
5 World Cup: Qualifiers2021-09-08 19:14:00-22:00:54 ITV 5,331 311 34 5,676 32.2%
6 Coronation Street2021-09-10 19:31:50-19:58:24 ITV 3,659 1,160 834 5,654 37.7%
7 Coronation Street2021-09-10 20:29:44-20:57:32 ITV 3,487 1,095 1,003 5,585 31.9%
8 Coronation Street2021-09-06 20:29:45-20:56:14 ITV 3,793 915 870 5,578 30.5%
9 Coronation Street2021-09-06 19:32:06-19:58:24 ITV 3,727 1,032 701 5,461 36.6%
10 Emmerdale2021-09-10 19:00:45-19:27:23 ITV 3,353 1,008 490 4,851 34.8%
11 Antiques Roadshow2021-09-12 20:02:46-21:00:55 BBC 1 4,089 459 254 4,802 25.4%
12 Endeavour2021-09-12 20:02:56-21:57:24 ITV 2,454 701 1,488 4,642 21.6%
13 Emmerdale2021-09-06 19:00:28-19:26:59 ITV 3,406 757 456 4,619 32.2%
14 Emmerdale2021-09-09 18:59:00-19:25:32 ITV 3,302 894 398 4,594 31.3%
15 Emmerdale2021-09-07 19:00:24-19:27:02 ITV 3,110 761 354 4,226 32.2%
16 Emmerdale2021-09-08 18:43:35-19:09:48 ITV 2,860 928 365 4,154 30.4%
17 BBC Weekend News2021-09-12 22:00:00-22:21:51 BBC 1 3,723 402 13 4,138 31.8%
18 Celebrity Masterchef2021-09-08 21:00:29-21:58:44 BBC 1 2,153 850 1,075 4,078 19.5%
19 Celebrity Masterchef2021-09-09 19:59:08-20:57:20 BBC 1 2,265 841 935 4,041 23.7%
20 Grantchester2021-09-10 21:02:05-22:00:52 ITV 2,248 526 1,158 3,932 20.0%
21 Countryfile2021-09-12 19:01:58-20:00:55 BBC 1 3,633 216 70 3,918 24.4%
22 The National Television Awards2021-09-09 19:30:00-22:04:03 ITV 3,091 414 229 3,734 21.8%
23 Celebrity Masterchef2021-09-10 21:00:03-21:29:25 BBC 1 2,190 608 933 3,731 19.2%
24 BBC News At Six2021-09-09 18:00:00-18:31:47 BBC 1 3,546 178 1 3,725 30.2%
25 Eastenders2021-09-10 20:05:47-20:26:07 BBC 1 1,989 616 1,086 3,691 23.3%
26 Eastenders2021-09-06 20:09:03-20:30:50 BBC 1 2,022 755 795 3,572 21.1%
27 Eastenders2021-09-09 19:36:32-19:56:51 BBC 1 1,953 685 919 3,556 22.7%
28 Celebrity Gogglebox2021-09-10 21:00:59-22:00:00 CH4 2,002 681 809 3,492 17.7%
29 BBC News At Six2021-09-08 18:00:00-18:32:30 BBC 1 3,341 139 0 3,480 31.6%
30 BBC News At Six2021-09-10 18:00:00-18:32:09 BBC 1 3,344 118 0 3,462 28.1%
31 BBC News At Six2021-09-06 18:00:00-18:31:32 BBC 1 3,296 151 1 3,449 29.1%
32 BBC News At Six2021-09-07 18:00:00-18:31:48 BBC 1 3,173 218 0 3,392 30.1%
33 Eastenders2021-09-07 19:30:29-19:50:25 BBC 1 1,964 702 713 3,379 25.0%
34 The Cleaner2021-09-10 21:30:58-21:59:04 BBC 1 1,470 441 1,371 3,281 17.2%
35 BBC News At Ten2021-09-06 22:00:00-22:28:06 BBC 1 2,941 281 9 3,231 23.6%
36 BBC News At Ten2021-09-07 22:00:00-22:31:36 BBC 1 2,889 322 9 3,219 22.9%
37 The Repair Shop2021-09-08 20:01:48-20:59:33 BBC 1 2,566 337 284 3,187 18.3%
38 Beat The Chasers2021-09-11 20:32:10-21:32:32 ITV 2,295 277 439 3,010 18.4%
39 The Chase2021-09-10 17:00:05-17:55:41 ITV 2,617 239 121 2,977 29.5%
40 BBC News At Ten2021-09-08 22:00:00-22:27:56 BBC 1 2,779 128 7 2,914 23.4%
41 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-09-09 18:30:00-18:52:52 ITV 2,763 92 0 2,855 21.8%
42 The Chase2021-09-09 16:59:56-17:55:51 ITV 2,589 177 48 2,815 30.6%
43 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-09-08 18:15:00-18:37:32 ITV 2,596 189 0 2,784 23.9%
44 Ambulance2021-09-09 21:00:31-21:58:51 BBC 1 1,827 226 723 2,775 15.3%
45 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-09-10 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV 2,671 99 1 2,772 21.2%
46 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-09-06 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV 2,604 145 3 2,752 21.9%
47 Only Connect2021-09-06 20:00:22-20:29:07 BBC 2 1,787 588 374 2,749 16.7%
48 Holby City2021-09-07 19:51:59-20:30:12 BBC 1 1,668 515 477 2,660 17.2%
49 The Hit List2021-09-11 19:24:28-20:08:28 BBC 1 2,025 374 246 2,645 19.1%
50 9/11: Life Under Attack2021-09-07 21:00:40-22:31:47 ITV 1,728 279 616 2,623 13.3%
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