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 The Great British Bake Off2019-09-03 19:59:03-21:13:24 CH4 2,531 1,258 1,811 5,600 57.8%
2 A Confession2019-09-02 21:00:00-21:58:06 ITV1 1,843 482 1,306 3,630 43.2%
3 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions2019-09-07 20:33:30-22:27:06 ITV1 1,758 426 515 2,699 46.4%
4 Coronation Street2019-09-02 19:31:32-19:57:14 ITV1 1,639 476 404 2,518 43.8%
5 Coronation Street2019-09-02 20:29:00-20:55:30 ITV1 1,719 318 431 2,467 36.2%
6 Coronation Street2019-09-04 19:32:01-19:58:04 ITV1 1,569 476 341 2,386 39.7%
7 Sanditon2019-09-08 21:02:22-22:00:48 ITV1 1,512 280 477 2,269 30.2%
8 Coronation Street2019-09-06 20:33:21-20:59:56 ITV1 1,435 347 465 2,247 32.5%
9 Coronation Street2019-09-06 19:32:11-19:58:55 ITV1 1,364 437 379 2,180 36.9%
10 Coronation Street2019-09-04 20:29:48-20:56:14 ITV1 1,164 455 408 2,027 31.9%
11 Emmerdale2019-09-02 19:00:10-19:26:09 ITV1 1,410 409 195 2,014 39.0%
12 Emmerdale2019-09-03 19:00:24-19:26:51 ITV1 1,331 338 236 1,904 38.0%
13 Emmerdale2019-09-05 20:00:00-20:26:33 ITV1 1,183 394 309 1,886 32.5%
14 Emmerdale2019-09-04 19:00:54-19:27:00 ITV1 1,259 427 200 1,886 34.1%
15 Emmerdale2019-09-05 19:02:04-19:28:13 ITV1 1,132 479 249 1,861 34.5%
16 Emmerdale2019-09-06 19:00:24-19:27:01 ITV1 1,213 358 252 1,823 34.6%
17 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2019-09-08 19:59:03-20:58:24 ITV1 1,380 202 180 1,761 33.2%
18 Deep Water2019-09-04 21:00:28-21:59:39 ITV1 931 218 528 1,677 21.2%
19 Euro 2020 Qualifier Live2019-09-07 16:28:30-19:13:10 ITV1 1,427 87 23 1,537 36.9%
20 Grand Designs2019-09-04 21:01:19-22:00:31 CH4 1,037 128 357 1,522 19.4%
21 Billy Connolly's Great American Trail2019-09-05 21:02:02-22:00:26 ITV1 1,071 95 248 1,413 19.6%
22 Itv News2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:51:59 ITV1 1,271 64 14 1,349 40.7%
23 The Chase2019-09-06 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 1,158 72 26 1,256 39.3%
24 Itv News2019-09-07 22:32:00-22:44:59 ITV1 1,141 102 0 1,243 30.8%
25 The Chase2019-09-03 17:00:07-17:55:41 ITV1 1,089 140 10 1,239 47.2%
26 The Chase2019-09-02 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 1,061 96 63 1,221 43.3%
27 Location, Location, Location2019-09-04 19:59:11-20:58:17 CH4 812 153 241 1,206 20.5%
28 The Chase2019-09-05 17:00:09-17:55:41 ITV1 1,051 76 34 1,161 41.0%
29 First Dates Hotel2019-09-05 21:01:21-22:00:50 CH4 758 92 300 1,149 16.0%
30 The Chase2019-09-04 17:00:00-17:55:41 ITV1 1,000 104 28 1,131 38.5%
31 The Best Little Prison In Britain?2019-09-04 20:02:24-20:25:39 ITV1 895 86 131 1,112 20.2%
32 The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice2019-09-06 19:59:02-20:58:08 CH4 700 164 240 1,105 18.7%
33 Sink Or Swim For Su2c2019-09-03 21:18:14-22:14:41 CH4 780 106 205 1,090 18.1%
34 Catchphrase Celebrity Specials2019-09-07 19:34:12-20:29:24 ITV1 928 95 59 1,082 28.8%
35 Itv News2019-09-04 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 997 84 0 1,081 33.6%
36 Itv News2019-09-06 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 1,046 31 0 1,078 28.1%
37 Itv News2019-09-03 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 987 78 0 1,066 34.4%
38 Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun2019-09-03 21:01:36-21:59:26 ITV1 698 96 266 1,060 14.4%
39 Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen2019-09-02 20:03:04-20:26:39 ITV1 988 30 25 1,042 19.6%
40 Itv News At Ten2019-09-02 22:02:30-22:32:29 ITV1 899 106 9 1,015 25.3%
41 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown2019-09-06 21:00:48-21:59:56 CH4 757 136 123 1,015 15.8%
42 Love Your Garden2019-09-03 19:59:43-20:59:10 ITV1 779 71 151 1,001 10.8%
43 The World's Most Expensive Cruise Ship2019-09-06 21:02:42-22:00:04 Channel 5 693 81 210 983 14.9%
44 Itv News2019-09-05 18:30:00-18:55:32 ITV1 902 77 0 979 29.2%
45 Save Money: Good Health2019-09-03 19:31:32-19:54:52 ITV1 758 127 71 956 21.7%
46 Treasure Island With Bear Grylls2019-09-08 21:00:56-22:00:08 CH4 570 81 300 952 12.7%
47 Tipping Point Lucky Stars2019-09-08 18:00:24-18:54:49 ITV1 851 70 26 946 24.5%
48 Jamie's Meat-Free Meals2019-09-02 20:29:37-20:57:04 CH4 713 70 148 931 13.7%
49 Lethal Weapon2019-09-06 21:04:55-21:58:12 ITV1 490 131 307 927 14.0%
50 5 Gold Rings2019-09-08 18:58:00-19:54:52 ITV1 833 74 20 927 19.7%
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