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 965 571 627 2,162 53.3%
2 A Confession2019-09-02 21:00:00-21:58:06 ITV1 679 184 509 1,373 38.2%
3 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions2019-09-07 20:33:30-22:27:06 ITV1 700 192 202 1,094 43.4%
4 Euro 2020 Qualifier Live2019-09-07 16:28:30-19:13:10 ITV1 962 64 11 1,037 46.5%
5 Coronation Street2019-09-02 19:31:32-19:57:14 ITV1 520 186 106 811 34.5%
6 Coronation Street2019-09-02 20:29:00-20:55:30 ITV1 585 118 107 809 29.7%
7 Grand Designs2019-09-04 21:01:19-22:00:31 CH4 465 70 176 711 20.2%
8 Coronation Street2019-09-04 19:32:01-19:58:04 ITV1 475 150 85 710 28.9%
9 Sanditon2019-09-08 21:02:22-22:00:48 ITV1 468 78 158 704 22.6%
10 Coronation Street2019-09-06 20:33:21-20:59:56 ITV1 437 132 121 689 23.7%
11 Emmerdale2019-09-02 19:00:10-19:26:09 ITV1 497 148 35 679 31.7%
12 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2019-09-08 19:59:03-20:58:24 ITV1 504 80 76 660 26.0%
13 Coronation Street2019-09-06 19:32:11-19:58:55 ITV1 393 147 117 657 25.4%
14 Billy Connolly's Great American Trail2019-09-05 21:02:02-22:00:26 ITV1 455 48 132 635 19.3%
15 Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun2019-09-03 21:01:36-21:59:26 ITV1 402 48 176 626 19.0%
16 Emmerdale2019-09-04 19:00:54-19:27:00 ITV1 406 165 43 615 25.1%
17 F1: Italian Gp Highlights2019-09-08 18:59:00-20:57:04 CH4 424 116 65 605 24.3%
18 Emmerdale2019-09-06 19:00:24-19:27:01 ITV1 395 135 75 605 26.5%
19 Itv News2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:51:59 ITV1 565 30 0 596 42.5%
20 Emmerdale2019-09-05 20:00:00-20:26:33 ITV1 362 130 98 590 23.4%
21 Emmerdale2019-09-05 19:02:04-19:28:13 ITV1 329 167 94 590 23.8%
22 Emmerdale2019-09-03 19:00:24-19:26:51 ITV1 416 112 62 589 29.6%
23 Coronation Street2019-09-04 20:29:48-20:56:14 ITV1 329 139 105 572 23.0%
24 Deep Water2019-09-04 21:00:28-21:59:39 ITV1 314 82 165 562 15.8%
25 Itv News2019-09-07 22:32:00-22:44:59 ITV1 452 64 0 516 28.5%
26 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown2019-09-06 21:00:48-21:59:56 CH4 376 75 56 507 16.4%
27 The Chase2019-09-02 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 422 23 33 477 40.3%
28 Catchphrase Celebrity Specials2019-09-07 19:34:12-20:29:24 ITV1 399 43 26 469 25.0%
29 The Chase2019-09-06 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 436 22 11 468 31.4%
30 Itv News2019-09-04 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 421 41 0 461 33.0%
31 The Chase2019-09-05 17:00:09-17:55:41 ITV1 410 27 16 452 33.7%
32 The Chase2019-09-03 17:00:07-17:55:41 ITV1 399 47 5 450 44.0%
33 First Dates Hotel2019-09-05 21:01:21-22:00:50 CH4 267 42 136 444 13.5%
34 Sink Or Swim For Su2c2019-09-03 21:18:14-22:14:41 CH4 325 31 80 435 16.0%
35 Itv News2019-09-06 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 406 17 0 423 24.9%
36 Itv News2019-09-05 18:30:00-18:55:32 ITV1 382 39 0 420 26.5%
37 Paxman: Why Are Our Politicians So Crap?2019-09-02 21:03:30-21:59:28 Channel 5 300 47 73 420 12.0%
38 Cricket On 52019-09-06 19:00:40-19:57:05 Channel 5 248 100 71 419 17.5%
39 Lethal Weapon2019-09-06 21:04:55-21:58:12 ITV1 201 68 150 419 13.2%
40 The Chase2019-09-04 17:00:00-17:55:41 ITV1 371 35 10 415 33.1%
41 Itv News At Ten2019-09-02 22:02:30-22:32:29 ITV1 359 46 9 415 23.4%
42 Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen2019-09-02 20:03:04-20:26:39 ITV1 387 10 11 408 17.2%
43 The World's Most Expensive Cruise Ship2019-09-06 21:02:42-22:00:04 Channel 5 274 46 86 407 12.9%
44 Treasure Island With Bear Grylls2019-09-08 21:00:56-22:00:08 CH4 227 39 137 403 12.9%
45 Itv News2019-09-03 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 370 28 0 398 34.3%
46 Itv News At Ten2019-09-05 22:01:10-22:31:09 ITV1 369 14 8 391 22.5%
47 Location, Location, Location2019-09-04 19:59:11-20:58:17 CH4 255 55 79 389 16.4%
48 The Best Little Prison In Britain?2019-09-04 20:02:24-20:25:39 ITV1 297 34 56 388 17.1%
49 Taskmaster2019-09-04 21:01:06-22:01:18 Dave 125 75 185 385 10.7%
50 F1: Italian Gp Qualifying Highlights2019-09-07 18:29:00-19:58:43 CH4 245 99 38 381 16.6%
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