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 1,466 695 1,045 3,206 56.6%
2 A Confession2019-09-02 21:00:00-21:58:06 ITV1 1,173 303 768 2,244 45.3%
3 Coronation Street2019-09-02 19:31:32-19:57:14 ITV1 1,124 292 271 1,688 48.6%
4 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions2019-09-07 20:33:30-22:27:06 ITV1 1,104 239 306 1,649 47.9%
5 Coronation Street2019-09-02 20:29:00-20:55:30 ITV1 1,115 199 301 1,614 39.6%
6 Coronation Street2019-09-04 19:32:01-19:58:04 ITV1 1,052 324 235 1,611 44.3%
7 Sanditon2019-09-08 21:02:22-22:00:48 ITV1 1,036 196 322 1,553 34.5%
8 Coronation Street2019-09-06 20:33:21-20:59:56 ITV1 964 221 346 1,531 36.0%
9 Coronation Street2019-09-06 19:32:11-19:58:55 ITV1 965 286 264 1,515 42.9%
10 Coronation Street2019-09-04 20:29:48-20:56:14 ITV1 792 312 304 1,408 35.0%
11 Emmerdale2019-09-02 19:00:10-19:26:09 ITV1 931 266 147 1,344 42.4%
12 Emmerdale2019-09-05 20:00:00-20:26:33 ITV1 822 272 222 1,316 36.9%
13 Emmerdale2019-09-03 19:00:24-19:26:51 ITV1 912 229 169 1,310 41.4%
14 Emmerdale2019-09-04 19:00:54-19:27:00 ITV1 855 287 136 1,278 39.0%
15 Emmerdale2019-09-05 19:02:04-19:28:13 ITV1 790 314 173 1,277 39.7%
16 Emmerdale2019-09-06 19:00:24-19:27:01 ITV1 869 224 181 1,273 39.3%
17 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2019-09-08 19:59:03-20:58:24 ITV1 864 112 110 1,086 37.1%
18 Deep Water2019-09-04 21:00:28-21:59:39 ITV1 599 133 343 1,075 23.4%
19 Grand Designs2019-09-04 21:01:19-22:00:31 CH4 585 61 204 850 18.7%
20 The Chase2019-09-06 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 759 50 15 823 43.5%
21 Location, Location, Location2019-09-04 19:59:11-20:58:17 CH4 556 96 146 798 21.8%
22 Billy Connolly's Great American Trail2019-09-05 21:02:02-22:00:26 ITV1 611 48 128 787 19.1%
23 Itv News2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:51:59 ITV1 737 28 14 779 38.6%
24 The Chase2019-09-03 17:00:07-17:55:41 ITV1 687 86 5 778 46.8%
25 The Chase2019-09-02 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 668 68 24 760 43.3%
26 Itv News2019-09-07 22:32:00-22:44:59 ITV1 702 55 0 757 31.6%
27 Itv News2019-09-06 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 723 18 0 741 31.1%
28 The Chase2019-09-05 17:00:09-17:55:41 ITV1 663 52 18 733 44.8%
29 The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice2019-09-06 19:59:02-20:58:08 CH4 489 95 143 727 20.3%
30 The Chase2019-09-04 17:00:00-17:55:41 ITV1 649 54 18 722 40.5%
31 The Best Little Prison In Britain?2019-09-04 20:02:24-20:25:39 ITV1 592 50 76 718 21.2%
32 First Dates Hotel2019-09-05 21:01:21-22:00:50 CH4 458 58 181 697 16.9%
33 Euro 2020 Qualifier Live2019-09-07 16:28:30-19:13:10 ITV1 648 36 7 692 31.0%
34 Itv News2019-09-03 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 640 31 0 671 33.7%
35 Catchphrase Celebrity Specials2019-09-07 19:34:12-20:29:24 ITV1 571 60 30 661 31.2%
36 Itv News2019-09-04 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 612 48 0 660 33.8%
37 Love Your Garden2019-09-03 19:59:43-20:59:10 ITV1 506 52 94 651 12.0%
38 Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen2019-09-02 20:03:04-20:26:39 ITV1 607 16 13 635 21.1%
39 Save Money: Good Health2019-09-03 19:31:32-19:54:52 ITV1 499 73 49 621 24.1%
40 Sink Or Swim For Su2c2019-09-03 21:18:14-22:14:41 CH4 436 67 111 614 17.6%
41 Jamie's Meat-Free Meals2019-09-02 20:29:37-20:57:04 CH4 450 51 110 611 15.1%
42 Tipping Point Lucky Stars2019-09-08 18:00:24-18:54:49 ITV1 549 34 18 601 27.9%
43 The World's Most Expensive Cruise Ship2019-09-06 21:02:42-22:00:04 Channel 5 438 36 123 597 15.6%
44 Itv News2019-09-05 18:30:00-18:55:32 ITV1 547 38 0 585 29.7%
45 Itv News At Ten2019-09-02 22:02:30-22:32:29 ITV1 520 63 1 584 25.1%
46 5 Gold Rings2019-09-08 18:58:00-19:54:52 ITV1 507 48 12 567 23.0%
47 Itv News2019-09-08 17:30:15-17:44:19 ITV1 548 5 0 554 26.2%
48 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown2019-09-06 21:00:48-21:59:56 CH4 412 77 62 551 14.8%
49 Lethal Weapon2019-09-06 21:04:55-21:58:12 ITV1 301 65 182 548 14.2%
50 Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun2019-09-03 21:01:36-21:59:26 ITV1 387 28 131 547 12.8%
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