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 1,566 688 1,184 3,438 61.0%
2 A Confession2019-09-02 21:00:00-21:58:06 ITV1 1,164 298 796 2,257 46.9%
3 Coronation Street2019-09-02 19:31:32-19:57:14 ITV1 1,119 290 299 1,707 50.3%
4 Coronation Street2019-09-04 19:32:01-19:58:04 ITV1 1,094 325 257 1,677 47.1%
5 Coronation Street2019-09-02 20:29:00-20:55:30 ITV1 1,134 200 324 1,658 40.5%
6 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions2019-09-07 20:33:30-22:27:06 ITV1 1,058 233 313 1,605 48.7%
7 Sanditon2019-09-08 21:02:22-22:00:48 ITV1 1,044 202 319 1,565 35.6%
8 Coronation Street2019-09-06 20:33:21-20:59:56 ITV1 999 215 344 1,558 38.8%
9 Coronation Street2019-09-06 19:32:11-19:58:55 ITV1 971 291 262 1,523 45.8%
10 Coronation Street2019-09-04 20:29:48-20:56:14 ITV1 835 316 303 1,454 37.6%
11 Emmerdale2019-09-02 19:00:10-19:26:09 ITV1 913 262 160 1,335 44.2%
12 Emmerdale2019-09-03 19:00:24-19:26:51 ITV1 915 226 174 1,315 43.6%
13 Emmerdale2019-09-05 20:00:00-20:26:33 ITV1 821 264 211 1,296 39.5%
14 Emmerdale2019-09-04 19:00:54-19:27:00 ITV1 852 262 157 1,271 41.3%
15 Emmerdale2019-09-05 19:02:04-19:28:13 ITV1 803 313 155 1,271 43.6%
16 Emmerdale2019-09-06 19:00:24-19:27:01 ITV1 817 224 178 1,219 40.7%
17 Deep Water2019-09-04 21:00:28-21:59:39 ITV1 617 136 363 1,116 25.6%
18 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2019-09-08 19:59:03-20:58:24 ITV1 876 122 104 1,102 39.8%
19 Location, Location, Location2019-09-04 19:59:11-20:58:17 CH4 556 98 162 817 23.2%
20 Grand Designs2019-09-04 21:01:19-22:00:31 CH4 571 58 182 811 18.8%
21 The Chase2019-09-03 17:00:07-17:55:41 ITV1 690 93 5 789 49.2%
22 The Chase2019-09-06 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 723 51 15 788 46.3%
23 Billy Connolly's Great American Trail2019-09-05 21:02:02-22:00:26 ITV1 617 47 115 779 19.9%
24 Itv News2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:51:59 ITV1 706 34 14 753 39.4%
25 The Chase2019-09-02 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 640 74 31 744 45.5%
26 The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice2019-09-06 19:59:02-20:58:08 CH4 469 96 171 736 21.8%
27 Itv News2019-09-07 22:32:00-22:44:59 ITV1 689 39 0 727 32.6%
28 The Best Little Prison In Britain?2019-09-04 20:02:24-20:25:39 ITV1 597 52 75 724 22.4%
29 The Chase2019-09-04 17:00:00-17:55:41 ITV1 629 69 18 716 42.5%
30 The Chase2019-09-05 17:00:09-17:55:41 ITV1 641 49 19 709 47.6%
31 First Dates Hotel2019-09-05 21:01:21-22:00:50 CH4 491 50 164 705 18.0%
32 Itv News2019-09-03 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 618 51 0 668 34.5%
33 Sink Or Swim For Su2c2019-09-03 21:18:14-22:14:41 CH4 455 75 125 655 19.9%
34 Itv News2019-09-06 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 640 14 0 655 30.7%
35 Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen2019-09-02 20:03:04-20:26:39 ITV1 601 20 13 634 21.6%
36 Love Your Garden2019-09-03 19:59:43-20:59:10 ITV1 497 49 87 633 11.8%
37 Itv News2019-09-04 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 576 43 0 619 34.1%
38 Tipping Point Lucky Stars2019-09-08 18:00:24-18:54:49 ITV1 559 38 18 615 30.8%
39 Catchphrase Celebrity Specials2019-09-07 19:34:12-20:29:24 ITV1 529 52 32 612 32.5%
40 Save Money: Good Health2019-09-03 19:31:32-19:54:52 ITV1 479 76 49 604 25.4%
41 Itv News At Ten2019-09-02 22:02:30-22:32:29 ITV1 540 60 0 600 26.8%
42 Jamie's Meat-Free Meals2019-09-02 20:29:37-20:57:04 CH4 439 52 99 589 14.5%
43 The World's Most Expensive Cruise Ship2019-09-06 21:02:42-22:00:04 Channel 5 419 35 124 577 16.7%
44 5 Gold Rings2019-09-08 18:58:00-19:54:52 ITV1 514 45 9 568 25.0%
45 Itv News2019-09-05 18:30:00-18:55:32 ITV1 520 38 0 558 31.6%
46 Treasure Island With Bear Grylls2019-09-08 21:00:56-22:00:08 CH4 343 43 163 549 12.6%
47 Itv News2019-09-08 17:30:15-17:44:19 ITV1 532 5 0 538 27.8%
48 Tipping Point2019-09-02 15:58:30-16:55:32 ITV1 461 38 9 508 39.7%
49 Lethal Weapon2019-09-06 21:04:55-21:58:12 ITV1 289 63 157 508 14.7%
50 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown2019-09-06 21:00:48-21:59:56 CH4 381 60 66 508 15.1%
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