Top programmes report

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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 NCIS2021-10-11 21:01:30-21:58:42 5USA 285 24 184 493 3.3%
2 NCIS2021-10-14 19:01:12-19:59:21 5USA 192 4 4 201 1.8%
3 Law & Order: Criminal Intent2021-10-12 21:00:13-21:58:33 5USA 95 30 64 189 1.2%
4 Crossing Lines2021-10-14 21:00:30-22:01:07 5USA 116 2 54 173 1.2%
5 NCIS2021-10-13 19:01:51-19:58:50 5USA 158 2 8 168 1.4%
6 NCIS2021-10-14 20:01:28-20:58:03 5USA 157 0 0 158 1.3%
7 NCIS2021-10-12 19:00:22-19:58:33 5USA 142 12 0 154 1.4%
8 NCIS2021-10-13 20:00:57-20:58:01 5USA 149 0 4 153 1.2%
9 NCIS2021-10-13 21:00:18-21:58:50 5USA 150 0 3 153 1.1%
10 Columbo2021-10-17 16:37:13-18:25:42 5USA 140 0 9 149 1.7%
11 NCIS2021-10-15 18:59:44-19:58:13 5USA 128 8 0 136 1.1%
12 NCIS2021-10-15 19:59:30-20:58:07 5USA 126 6 1 133 1.1%
13 NCIS2021-10-11 19:03:17-20:00:51 5USA 128 2 0 130 1.1%
14 NCIS2021-10-11 20:02:28-21:00:13 5USA 112 15 0 127 1.0%
15 NCIS2021-10-14 18:01:50-18:59:05 5USA 115 7 5 126 1.7%
16 Murder She Wrote2021-10-16 18:01:29-19:00:21 5USA 119 0 5 123 1.4%
17 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-10-11 22:00:29-22:57:35 5USA 118 0 0 118 1.4%
18 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-10-14 22:57:51-23:54:52 5USA 100 0 14 114 2.7%
19 NCIS2021-10-12 20:00:50-20:57:56 5USA 98 10 2 109 0.6%
20 Columbo2021-10-17 12:40:57-14:38:24 5USA 105 0 3 108 2.1%
21 Law & Order2021-10-14 17:03:03-17:59:33 5USA 89 18 0 107 1.5%
22 Murder She Wrote2021-10-16 16:02:34-16:59:06 5USA 98 0 6 104 1.8%
23 Murder She Wrote2021-10-16 13:02:02-14:01:50 5USA 98 1 3 102 1.9%
24 Murder She Wrote2021-10-16 17:00:43-17:59:42 5USA 99 0 1 100 1.5%
25 Murder She Wrote2021-10-16 14:03:17-15:01:18 5USA 95 0 4 99 2.0%
26 Murder She Wrote2021-10-16 12:01:39-13:00:25 5USA 87 3 7 96 2.1%
27 Murder She Wrote2021-10-16 15:03:05-16:00:37 5USA 85 0 11 96 1.9%
28 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-10-13 22:00:07-22:56:22 5USA 92 0 3 95 1.3%
29 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-10-13 22:57:39-23:55:11 5USA 89 0 3 92 2.3%
30 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-10-11 22:59:32-23:55:58 5USA 79 2 10 92 2.2%
31 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-10-14 23:56:09-24:52:49 5USA 71 0 21 92 3.9%
32 Law & Order2021-10-12 17:03:20-18:00:32 5USA 83 6 0 88 1.3%
33 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-10-14 22:02:04-22:57:14 5USA 66 0 21 87 1.2%
34 Columbo2021-10-17 14:39:31-16:36:36 5USA 86 0 0 86 1.3%
35 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-10-15 22:58:04-23:54:48 5USA 75 0 11 86 1.8%
36 Columbo2021-10-17 20:02:27-21:35:15 5USA 80 0 2 82 0.7%
37 Law & Order2021-10-11 16:00:46-16:57:49 5USA 64 17 0 81 1.6%
38 Columbo2021-10-17 18:26:29-20:01:00 5USA 80 1 0 81 0.8%
39 Columbo2021-10-17 10:43:07-12:40:10 5USA 73 7 0 81 1.8%
40 Law & Order2021-10-11 16:59:56-17:57:00 5USA 67 11 0 79 1.2%
41 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-10-12 22:58:29-23:55:29 5USA 70 4 5 78 1.8%
42 NCIS2021-10-11 17:59:07-18:55:43 5USA 73 2 4 78 1.0%
43 NCIS2021-10-12 18:02:49-18:58:05 5USA 69 4 4 76 1.0%
44 Law & Order2021-10-13 16:02:29-16:55:52 5USA 66 9 0 76 1.5%
45 Murder She Wrote2021-10-16 19:01:38-20:01:12 5USA 72 2 0 74 0.9%
46 LA's Finest2021-10-15 21:00:14-22:00:20 5USA 54 2 16 72 0.5%
47 NCIS2021-10-15 18:00:06-18:58:07 5USA 61 4 4 68 0.9%
48 Law & Order2021-10-14 16:00:17-16:54:19 5USA 58 6 4 68 1.3%
49 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-10-12 22:00:20-22:57:22 5USA 59 4 4 66 0.8%
50 Law & Order2021-10-12 15:59:40-16:56:06 5USA 60 6 0 65 1.2%
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