Top programmes report

week 2, January 11 - 17

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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 Law & Order: Criminal Intent2021-01-12 21:00:24-21:58:26 5USA 153 58 61 271 1.2%
2 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-14 21:01:02-21:57:06 5USA 155 30 85 269 1.7%
3 The Murders2021-01-13 21:00:11-21:57:56 5USA 119 14 81 213 1.1%
4 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 16:00:07-16:59:40 5USA 193 5 0 198 2.1%
5 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 17:00:27-17:59:52 5USA 178 3 6 187 1.7%
6 Columbo2021-01-17 17:03:15-19:02:53 5USA 150 26 2 178 1.2%
7 Columbo2021-01-17 13:27:57-15:01:54 5USA 158 12 6 176 2.2%
8 Columbo2021-01-17 15:03:11-17:02:28 5USA 148 26 0 174 1.7%
9 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-12 22:00:13-22:57:33 5USA 124 4 38 165 1.7%
10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-16 22:58:10-23:55:21 5USA 110 8 45 162 2.3%
11 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 18:00:39-19:00:13 5USA 152 4 2 158 1.1%
12 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 14:59:34-15:59:00 5USA 154 3 0 156 1.9%
13 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-12 22:59:40-23:55:44 5USA 109 3 42 153 2.6%
14 NCIS2021-01-11 20:01:58-21:00:35 5USA 124 2 26 151 0.9%
15 NCIS2021-01-15 20:02:17-20:59:13 5USA 138 1 9 148 1.0%
16 Columbo2021-01-17 19:04:10-20:59:18 5USA 140 6 0 146 1.0%
17 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 13:59:21-14:58:27 5USA 135 11 0 145 1.9%
18 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 13:00:16-13:58:34 5USA 127 16 0 143 2.1%
19 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-13 21:59:33-22:57:07 5USA 92 2 49 143 1.5%
20 NCIS2021-01-12 20:02:44-20:59:07 5USA 135 0 7 142 0.9%
21 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 10:59:37-11:58:36 5USA 122 17 0 140 2.7%
22 NCIS2021-01-12 19:06:41-20:01:27 5USA 138 1 1 139 1.1%
23 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-15 22:00:16-22:56:25 5USA 106 4 27 137 1.5%
24 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-11 23:00:13-23:57:03 5USA 121 3 12 135 2.2%
25 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-14 21:59:13-22:57:04 5USA 131 0 1 132 1.5%
26 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-16 22:01:11-22:57:23 5USA 78 2 51 131 1.1%
27 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 11:59:23-12:59:09 5USA 113 16 0 130 2.2%
28 NCIS2021-01-11 19:01:49-20:00:51 5USA 103 0 26 129 0.9%
29 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-15 21:01:30-21:58:39 5USA 100 1 25 126 1.0%
30 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-14 22:59:01-23:54:58 5USA 110 5 7 122 2.2%
31 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-17 23:55:33-24:51:37 5USA 93 0 28 121 3.6%
32 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-15 22:57:52-23:54:40 5USA 87 6 28 121 1.9%
33 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-17 21:59:54-22:55:56 5USA 118 0 2 120 1.3%
34 NCIS2021-01-14 20:03:26-20:58:55 5USA 113 0 3 117 0.7%
35 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 20:01:17-21:00:31 5USA 112 0 2 114 0.8%
36 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-11 22:02:34-22:58:56 5USA 93 5 15 114 1.2%
37 Law & Order: Criminal Intent2021-01-17 21:01:05-21:58:47 5USA 114 0 0 114 0.7%
38 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 19:01:00-20:00:30 5USA 105 2 1 107 0.7%
39 Law & Order2021-01-11 16:05:23-17:02:01 5USA 86 20 0 106 1.3%
40 NCIS2021-01-14 19:07:53-20:01:29 5USA 101 0 3 104 0.8%
41 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-13 22:59:24-23:56:37 5USA 65 0 38 104 1.9%
42 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-16 23:56:28-24:52:29 5USA 67 5 31 103 2.3%
43 NCIS2021-01-11 21:02:02-22:01:17 5USA 73 3 26 102 0.5%
44 Columbo2021-01-17 11:59:37-13:27:10 5USA 97 4 1 102 1.7%
45 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-12 23:56:51-24:52:58 5USA 54 14 32 100 2.6%
46 Law & Order2021-01-14 14:14:18-15:14:30 5USA 97 1 0 99 1.6%
47 NCIS2021-01-13 19:00:37-19:58:48 5USA 85 0 4 88 0.6%
48 NCIS2021-01-13 20:00:25-20:58:04 5USA 84 0 4 88 0.6%
49 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-17 22:57:03-23:54:26 5USA 82 2 2 87 1.5%
50 Murder She Wrote2021-01-16 21:01:18-22:00:24 5USA 86 0 0 86 0.6%
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