Top programmes report

week 36, September 02 - 08

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The top 50 programmes on TV based on the size of their total viewing audience over the week. Filter by channel or audience

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 Chicago P.D.2019-09-05 21:00:29-21:57:34 5USA 258 60 268 586 3.8%
2 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2019-09-04 21:02:23-21:57:30 5USA 247 17 73 337 2.1%
3 Law & Order: Criminal Intent2019-09-02 21:02:08-22:00:21 5USA 274 13 48 334 2.0%
4 Perception2019-09-06 21:00:16-21:57:05 5USA 154 41 108 303 2.1%
5 Film: Ransom (1996)2019-09-03 21:00:40-21:56:03 5USA 181 25 75 281 1.8%
6 Ncis: New Orleans2019-09-04 20:03:04-20:59:56 5USA 203 23 19 245 1.8%
7 Ncis: New Orleans2019-09-02 20:03:26-21:01:01 5USA 190 13 12 216 1.6%
8 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-04 21:59:17-22:56:56 5USA 203 0 2 206 2.3%
9 Film: Jesse Stone: Night Passage2019-09-07 18:09:10-18:55:00 5USA 197 3 1 201 1.9%
10 Film: Jesse Stone: Night Passage2019-09-07 17:08:26-18:04:44 5USA 193 6 0 199 2.1%
11 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-05 22:00:01-22:58:06 5USA 176 5 17 198 2.2%
12 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-02 22:02:08-22:58:40 5USA 192 0 4 196 2.2%
13 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-07 22:00:03-22:56:35 5USA 167 13 7 187 1.8%
14 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-03 22:57:20-23:53:31 5USA 168 0 15 182 3.4%
15 Film: Columbo: Old Fashioned Murder2019-09-08 19:22:52-20:58:53 5USA 164 1 17 182 1.5%
16 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-06 21:59:22-22:54:34 5USA 156 3 11 170 1.9%
17 Ncis: New Orleans2019-09-06 20:03:17-20:58:39 5USA 149 0 20 168 1.2%
18 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-03 21:59:00-22:55:53 5USA 161 5 2 167 2.0%
19 Ncis: New Orleans2019-09-03 20:03:22-20:58:13 5USA 142 4 20 166 0.9%
20 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-05 22:59:13-23:57:02 5USA 151 5 3 159 3.3%
21 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-06 22:55:41-23:52:46 5USA 151 4 1 155 2.5%
22 Ncis: New Orleans2019-09-05 20:03:22-20:58:02 5USA 142 0 13 155 1.2%
23 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-02 23:00:27-23:56:22 5USA 150 0 3 154 3.2%
24 Ncis: New Orleans2019-09-07 19:02:27-19:57:50 5USA 141 0 9 150 1.6%
25 Ncis: New Orleans2019-09-08 21:01:00-21:58:16 5USA 149 0 0 149 1.0%
26 Law & Order: Criminal Intent2019-09-08 22:00:01-22:58:13 5USA 130 9 8 147 1.7%
27 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2019-09-03 23:55:18-24:50:53 5USA 111 0 28 139 4.7%
28 Ncis: New Orleans2019-09-07 21:01:36-21:56:06 5USA 132 0 6 138 1.0%
29 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-04 22:58:23-23:54:34 5USA 130 0 6 136 2.7%
30 Ncis: New Orleans2019-09-07 20:01:27-20:59:09 5USA 133 0 2 135 1.3%
31 Film: Columbo - Agenda For Murder (1990)2019-09-08 14:01:18-16:04:21 5USA 123 0 10 133 1.8%
32 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-07 22:58:22-23:54:17 5USA 128 0 5 133 2.3%
33 Law And Order2019-09-04 19:03:27-20:01:27 5USA 120 4 0 124 0.9%
34 Film: Columbo: The Bye-Bye Sky-High I.Q.2019-09-08 16:06:38-17:41:50 5USA 105 1 7 113 1.3%
35 Murder She Wrote2019-09-07 16:05:15-17:05:51 5USA 110 0 2 111 1.6%
36 Law And Order2019-09-03 19:03:27-20:02:35 5USA 109 0 2 111 0.9%
37 Law And Order2019-09-04 18:03:02-19:02:20 5USA 103 7 0 110 1.2%
38 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-07 23:55:24-24:51:47 5USA 96 0 13 109 2.8%
39 Law And Order2019-09-05 18:02:28-19:01:45 5USA 98 7 0 106 1.2%
40 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-05 23:59:09-24:55:41 5USA 98 5 1 104 3.8%
41 Law And Order2019-09-06 19:03:23-20:01:50 5USA 90 8 5 103 0.8%
42 Law And Order2019-09-05 19:02:52-20:02:15 5USA 102 1 0 103 0.9%
43 Law And Order2019-09-06 23:54:23-24:54:21 5USA 96 2 3 101 2.6%
44 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-04 23:56:21-24:52:41 5USA 89 0 6 95 3.3%
45 Law And Order2019-09-06 18:02:52-19:02:16 5USA 82 7 3 93 0.9%
46 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-08 22:59:18-23:56:15 5USA 79 6 3 88 1.7%
47 Murder She Wrote2019-09-03 15:59:54-16:59:41 5USA 84 0 1 85 1.4%
48 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-09-02 23:57:29-24:54:17 5USA 79 0 4 83 3.1%
49 Film: Columbo: Double Exposure2019-09-08 12:23:21-13:59:41 5USA 76 5 0 81 1.5%
50 Law And Order2019-09-03 13:59:15-14:58:13 5USA 81 0 0 81 1.9%
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