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 World Cup: Qualifiers2021-10-12 19:14:00-21:58:30 ITV 196 19 0 215 35.2%
2 Emmerdale2021-10-14 19:02:38-19:29:13 ITV 98 55 23 176 39.5%
3 Coronation Street2021-10-13 20:29:08-20:55:42 ITV 138 22 8 169 48.0%
4 Emmerdale2021-10-14 20:00:58-20:27:29 ITV 49 46 69 164 36.3%
5 Coronation Street2021-10-13 19:31:29-19:58:04 ITV 98 26 14 137 37.6%
6 Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport2021-10-13 20:02:20-20:25:31 ITV 91 0 35 126 33.3%
7 Coronation Street2021-10-15 19:31:41-19:58:04 ITV 34 61 20 115 30.6%
8 Emmerdale2021-10-13 19:00:30-19:27:02 ITV 67 35 8 110 28.0%
9 Hollington Drive2021-10-13 21:00:09-21:58:58 ITV 82 14 8 104 33.5%
10 Coronation Street2021-10-11 20:30:06-20:56:17 ITV 56 23 20 99 29.1%
11 The Larkins2021-10-17 19:59:28-20:58:24 ITV 44 43 11 98 26.3%
12 Emmerdale2021-10-12 18:43:35-19:09:50 ITV 51 44 2 97 39.8%
13 Family Fortunes2021-10-17 18:59:00-19:55:38 ITV 71 9 16 96 30.5%
14 Coronation Street2021-10-11 19:31:54-19:57:44 ITV 67 20 8 96 28.0%
15 Emmerdale2021-10-15 19:00:39-19:27:02 ITV 22 42 30 94 30.4%
16 The Cube2021-10-16 19:29:26-20:28:47 ITV 87 0 5 92 36.8%
17 Beat The Chasers2021-10-16 20:33:23-21:33:47 ITV 80 12 0 91 33.5%
18 South Park2021-10-16 27:24:51-27:48:23 Comedy Central 90 0 0 90 63.2%
19 South Park2021-10-16 27:49:53-28:12:56 Comedy Central 86 0 0 86 66.8%
20 Emmerdale2021-10-11 19:00:27-19:27:01 ITV 63 10 11 85 26.7%
21 Celebrity Catchphrase2021-10-16 18:29:13-19:24:44 ITV 73 7 0 79 24.1%
22 Coronation Street2021-10-15 20:30:47-20:57:21 ITV 30 37 10 76 24.5%
23 The Chase2021-10-13 16:59:54-17:55:51 ITV 73 0 0 73 40.5%
24 Hell's Kitchen (USA)2021-10-15 21:00:12-21:57:21 ITV2 19 0 53 72 19.1%
25 Angela Black2021-10-17 21:02:31-22:02:12 ITV 40 22 8 70 24.3%
26 South Park2021-10-16 26:59:49-27:23:31 Comedy Central 69 0 0 69 48.4%
27 Grantchester2021-10-15 21:01:44-22:00:38 ITV 51 15 1 67 17.9%
28 The Martin Lewis Money Show Live2021-10-14 20:31:45-20:57:59 ITV 46 13 7 67 21.1%
29 All Creatures Great And Small2021-10-14 21:02:10-21:59:11 Channel 5 17 13 32 62 15.4%
30 ITV News Weekend Teatime2021-10-17 18:31:10-18:46:09 ITV 59 3 0 62 16.8%
31 The Chase2021-10-12 16:59:41-17:55:51 ITV 44 1 16 61 40.6%
32 The Chase2021-10-14 16:59:57-17:55:51 ITV 49 10 0 59 30.0%
33 Tonight2021-10-14 19:33:44-19:57:42 ITV 55 2 0 56 14.7%
34 This Morning2021-10-13 11:08:43-12:26:41 ITV 56 0 0 56 66.2%
35 Hell's Kitchen (USA)2021-10-14 21:01:21-21:58:11 ITV2 9 11 36 55 13.4%
36 FILM: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)2021-10-16 18:13:54-19:14:09 ITV2 55 0 0 55 18.3%
37 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-10-13 18:30:00-18:54:02 ITV 52 2 0 54 22.2%
38 Beyond The Line: North Wales Traffic Cops (HTC 2021)2021-10-11 20:02:16-20:26:07 ITV 54 0 0 54 16.8%
39 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-10-14 18:30:00-18:56:12 ITV 44 10 0 54 23.5%
40 The Motorway Cops: Fast & Furious2021-10-11 20:01:40-20:58:04 Channel 5 34 1 19 54 16.0%
41 The Abduction Of Lesley Whittle2021-10-11 21:02:17-22:51:23 Channel 5 44 0 10 54 15.5%
42 The Chase2021-10-11 17:00:17-17:55:51 ITV 50 1 0 51 43.0%
43 FILM: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)2021-10-16 19:20:08-19:58:25 ITV2 49 0 1 50 18.3%
44 Blaze And The Monster Machines2021-10-14 12:30:02-12:51:27 Nick Jr 0 0 50 50 46.4%
45 ITV News At Ten2021-10-12 22:02:50-22:32:49 ITV 44 5 0 49 18.2%
46 Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport2021-10-14 22:45:49-23:11:49 ITV 48 0 0 48 29.7%
47 Family Guy2021-10-15 21:59:00-22:24:35 ITV2 43 3 1 47 15.1%
48 American Dad!2021-10-16 24:13:05-24:38:28 ITV2 47 0 0 47 38.0%
49 ITV News At Ten2021-10-13 22:01:05-22:31:04 ITV 47 0 0 47 21.0%
50 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-10-11 18:30:00-18:54:02 ITV 47 0 0 47 18.1%
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