Top programmes report

week 47, November 18 - 24

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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 And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-21 21:00:00-21:56:37 5USA 261 7 90 357 1.8%
2 Ransom2019-11-19 21:00:00-21:57:07 5USA 215 19 45 278 1.3%
3 Private Eyes2019-11-22 21:00:25-21:57:59 5USA 220 22 32 274 1.3%
4 Ncis2019-11-19 20:03:26-20:57:53 5USA 227 0 3 230 1.4%
5 Ncis2019-11-21 20:03:30-20:57:53 5USA 217 2 8 228 1.7%
6 Law & Order: Criminal Intent2019-11-18 21:00:09-21:57:58 5USA 157 0 69 226 1.0%
7 Ncis2019-11-22 20:02:11-20:59:08 5USA 207 13 5 225 1.6%
8 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-19 21:59:04-22:56:50 5USA 198 2 5 205 1.9%
9 Ncis2019-11-18 20:03:14-20:58:32 5USA 191 0 0 191 1.4%
10 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-21 21:59:04-22:56:14 5USA 178 1 7 187 1.6%
11 Law And Order2019-11-20 21:00:17-21:59:45 5USA 170 2 13 185 1.0%
12 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-20 22:00:42-22:57:47 5USA 175 3 2 180 1.9%
13 Film: Columbo - Goes To College (1991)2019-11-23 17:03:10-19:03:11 5USA 156 9 13 177 1.6%
14 Ncis2019-11-20 20:03:29-20:58:00 5USA 170 1 0 171 1.2%
15 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-20 22:59:24-23:54:29 5USA 153 0 2 154 2.8%
16 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-22 21:59:16-22:56:12 5USA 149 0 3 152 1.2%
17 Law And Order2019-11-22 19:03:30-20:00:34 5USA 102 27 21 149 1.1%
18 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-23 22:57:45-23:53:21 5USA 144 0 4 148 2.2%
19 Law & Order: Criminal Intent2019-11-18 21:59:35-22:57:01 5USA 128 0 19 147 1.2%
20 Law And Order2019-11-21 19:04:42-20:00:43 5USA 127 1 17 145 1.3%
21 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-19 22:59:07-23:56:57 5USA 138 0 0 138 2.6%
22 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-22 22:57:49-23:54:28 5USA 136 0 2 138 2.2%
23 Law And Order2019-11-20 19:03:30-20:00:42 5USA 115 2 17 134 1.0%
24 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-19 23:58:14-24:54:11 5USA 120 0 6 126 4.2%
25 Law And Order2019-11-22 18:04:45-19:02:35 5USA 84 8 29 121 1.2%
26 Law And Order2019-11-19 19:03:30-20:00:19 5USA 117 1 2 120 0.9%
27 Law And Order2019-11-18 19:03:22-20:00:07 5USA 114 0 2 116 0.8%
28 Ncis2019-11-23 20:03:07-20:57:15 5USA 112 0 0 112 1.1%
29 Film: Columbo: Grand Deceptions (1989)2019-11-24 13:32:01-15:33:15 5USA 107 2 0 109 1.6%
30 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-23 21:59:07-22:56:18 5USA 103 0 2 105 0.9%
31 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-21 22:57:41-23:55:01 5USA 102 0 0 102 2.0%
32 Law And Order2019-11-18 18:05:41-19:02:45 5USA 94 0 6 100 1.0%
33 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-23 23:54:38-24:50:54 5USA 97 0 2 99 2.2%
34 Murder She Wrote2019-11-18 16:00:09-17:00:35 5USA 98 0 0 98 1.5%
35 Law And Order2019-11-21 18:06:24-19:03:25 5USA 85 4 8 97 1.0%
36 Law And Order2019-11-18 13:59:14-14:57:10 5USA 90 0 6 96 2.0%
37 Film: Columbo: Now You See Him (1976)2019-11-24 15:34:42-17:26:47 5USA 89 3 3 95 1.0%
38 Law & Order: Criminal Intent2019-11-24 21:00:17-21:57:49 5USA 86 0 7 93 0.5%
39 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-18 22:58:18-23:55:29 5USA 80 5 8 93 1.8%
40 Film: Columbo: Double Exposure2019-11-24 17:29:34-19:05:54 5USA 93 0 0 93 0.8%
41 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-20 23:55:46-24:52:08 5USA 91 0 1 92 3.1%
42 Murder She Wrote2019-11-19 17:02:10-18:03:12 5USA 91 0 0 91 1.0%
43 Murder She Wrote2019-11-24 09:35:51-10:26:23 5USA 90 0 0 90 2.2%
44 Law And Order - Special Victims Unit2019-11-22 23:55:45-24:51:59 5USA 83 2 5 90 2.5%
45 Law And Order2019-11-20 18:04:59-19:02:13 5USA 74 10 5 90 0.9%
46 Murder She Wrote2019-11-21 17:01:31-18:02:47 5USA 89 0 0 89 1.0%
47 Murder She Wrote2019-11-20 17:02:06-18:03:24 5USA 87 0 0 87 1.0%
48 Law And Order2019-11-19 18:05:29-19:02:33 5USA 84 3 0 87 0.9%
49 Murder She Wrote2019-11-18 17:01:52-18:02:54 5USA 87 0 0 87 1.0%
50 Perception2019-11-18 11:59:17-12:57:15 5USA 78 8 1 86 2.8%
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