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 341 152 364 858 71.0%
2 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions2019-09-07 20:33:30-22:27:06 ITV1 184 57 110 351 55.5%
3 Coronation Street2019-09-02 20:29:00-20:55:30 ITV1 135 35 87 257 37.1%
4 Coronation Street2019-09-04 19:32:01-19:58:04 ITV1 157 24 66 247 45.1%
5 Coronation Street2019-09-02 19:31:32-19:57:14 ITV1 105 52 89 247 37.4%
6 Coronation Street2019-09-06 20:33:21-20:59:56 ITV1 126 9 79 213 34.7%
7 Coronation Street2019-09-04 20:29:48-20:56:14 ITV1 93 9 95 197 30.7%
8 Emmerdale2019-09-04 19:00:54-19:27:00 ITV1 104 34 47 186 32.8%
9 The Best Little Prison In Britain?2019-09-04 20:02:24-20:25:39 ITV1 141 11 30 182 31.5%
10 Coronation Street2019-09-06 19:32:11-19:58:55 ITV1 97 26 50 174 35.2%
11 Hollyoaks2019-09-02 18:59:18-19:27:10 E4 51 47 70 168 25.8%
12 Emmerdale2019-09-02 19:00:10-19:26:09 ITV1 77 40 50 166 25.1%
13 Taskmaster2019-09-04 21:01:06-22:01:18 Dave 47 22 87 156 18.3%
14 Emmerdale2019-09-03 19:00:24-19:26:51 ITV1 96 18 37 151 26.2%
15 A Confession2019-09-02 21:00:00-21:58:06 ITV1 67 25 60 151 26.1%
16 Hollyoaks2019-09-05 18:59:07-19:27:19 E4 25 38 85 147 26.5%
17 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2019-09-08 19:59:03-20:58:24 ITV1 122 6 9 137 22.7%
18 The Simpsons2019-09-02 18:01:21-18:25:07 CH4 125 5 3 133 41.2%
19 Hollyoaks2019-09-03 18:59:16-19:27:08 E4 33 47 52 133 23.1%
20 Hollyoaks2019-09-04 18:59:28-19:27:33 E4 35 54 43 132 24.0%
21 American Dad! (Series 7)2019-09-06 23:36:50-24:02:49 ITV2 81 10 40 131 36.9%
22 Sink Or Swim For Su2c2019-09-03 21:18:14-22:14:41 CH4 83 32 14 129 23.8%
23 Hollyoaks2019-09-06 18:59:02-19:27:00 E4 30 49 46 125 24.2%
24 First Dates Hotel2019-09-05 21:01:21-22:00:50 CH4 81 1 38 120 18.3%
25 Emmerdale2019-09-06 19:00:24-19:27:01 ITV1 74 11 35 119 23.1%
26 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown2019-09-06 21:00:48-21:59:56 CH4 77 4 36 118 21.4%
27 American Dad! (Series 7)2019-09-07 23:33:43-23:59:38 ITV2 79 2 36 117 35.5%
28 American Dad! (Series 7)2019-09-05 23:31:35-23:57:24 ITV2 72 5 40 116 41.9%
29 Treasure Island With Bear Grylls2019-09-08 21:00:56-22:00:08 CH4 73 5 37 115 15.9%
30 Euro 2020 Qualifier Live2019-09-07 16:28:30-19:13:10 ITV1 110 4 1 115 35.1%
31 The Only Way Is Essex2019-09-08 21:00:13-22:00:10 ITVBe 43 10 57 110 15.1%
32 Itv News2019-09-04 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 101 2 0 103 28.4%
33 Emmerdale2019-09-05 20:00:00-20:26:33 ITV1 44 24 33 101 20.6%
34 The Simpsons2019-09-05 18:00:38-18:26:03 CH4 101 0 0 101 27.7%
35 Film: Holmes & Watson (2018)2019-09-06 12:02:00-13:28:15 Sky Cinema Premiere (Total) 0 24 75 99 32.6%
36 Itv News2019-09-07 22:32:00-22:44:59 ITV1 97 0 0 97 28.1%
37 Emmerdale2019-09-05 19:02:04-19:28:13 ITV1 36 28 32 95 16.8%
38 American Dad! (Series 7)2019-09-03 23:30:02-23:55:50 ITV2 70 0 26 95 36.2%
39 Family Guy2019-09-06 22:09:10-22:35:39 ITV2 86 2 7 95 21.2%
40 American Dad! (Series 7)2019-09-04 23:31:53-23:57:42 ITV2 69 0 26 95 36.4%
41 Hollyoaks2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:57:19 CH4 26 9 57 92 24.7%
42 Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen2019-09-02 20:03:04-20:26:39 ITV1 89 3 0 92 16.5%
43 The Chase2019-09-06 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 91 0 0 92 33.6%
44 Film: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man2019-09-08 17:55:09-19:25:55 ITV2 89 1 0 90 20.2%
45 Hollyoaks2019-09-05 18:31:33-18:58:28 CH4 43 0 47 90 20.8%
46 Itv News2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:51:59 ITV1 88 0 0 88 24.6%
47 Film: Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World2019-09-08 19:29:28-20:27:01 ITV2 77 11 0 87 14.9%
48 Catchphrase Celebrity Specials2019-09-07 19:34:12-20:29:24 ITV1 82 2 3 86 23.4%
49 American Dad! (Series 7)2019-09-06 24:07:33-24:33:22 ITV2 71 14 0 86 29.3%
50 Made In Chelsea2019-09-02 21:00:10-21:58:24 E4 13 0 72 86 14.8%
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