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 895 544 1,029 2,469 72.0%
2 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions2019-09-07 20:33:30-22:27:06 ITV1 733 248 316 1,297 58.9%
3 Coronation Street2019-09-02 19:31:32-19:57:14 ITV1 394 159 190 742 42.4%
4 Coronation Street2019-09-02 20:29:00-20:55:30 ITV1 408 122 185 715 36.6%
5 Coronation Street2019-09-04 19:32:01-19:58:04 ITV1 387 181 132 700 38.9%
6 A Confession2019-09-02 21:00:00-21:58:06 ITV1 195 99 350 643 33.1%
7 Coronation Street2019-09-06 19:32:11-19:58:55 ITV1 303 151 163 617 38.6%
8 Coronation Street2019-09-06 20:33:21-20:59:56 ITV1 314 102 197 613 33.2%
9 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2019-09-08 19:59:03-20:58:24 ITV1 494 47 58 598 33.2%
10 Coronation Street2019-09-04 20:29:48-20:56:14 ITV1 261 109 218 588 29.7%
11 Emmerdale2019-09-02 19:00:10-19:26:09 ITV1 314 121 139 575 32.0%
12 Emmerdale2019-09-03 19:00:24-19:26:51 ITV1 322 139 105 565 30.5%
13 Emmerdale2019-09-05 19:02:04-19:28:13 ITV1 218 173 119 510 28.4%
14 Euro 2020 Qualifier Live2019-09-07 16:28:30-19:13:10 ITV1 469 38 4 509 42.8%
15 Treasure Island With Bear Grylls2019-09-08 21:00:56-22:00:08 CH4 220 57 209 486 20.9%
16 Hollyoaks2019-09-05 18:59:07-19:27:19 E4 99 135 249 484 27.7%
17 Emmerdale2019-09-04 19:00:54-19:27:00 ITV1 238 146 98 482 25.4%
18 Emmerdale2019-09-05 20:00:00-20:26:33 ITV1 252 106 124 482 29.8%
19 Hollyoaks2019-09-06 18:59:02-19:27:00 E4 102 137 232 471 28.0%
20 Taskmaster2019-09-04 21:01:06-22:01:18 Dave 126 90 248 464 20.0%
21 Emmerdale2019-09-06 19:00:24-19:27:01 ITV1 281 76 105 462 27.5%
22 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown2019-09-06 21:00:48-21:59:56 CH4 325 57 79 460 26.9%
23 Hollyoaks2019-09-03 18:59:16-19:27:08 E4 153 135 158 446 24.3%
24 Sink Or Swim For Su2c2019-09-03 21:18:14-22:14:41 CH4 275 74 92 441 24.8%
25 Hollyoaks2019-09-02 18:59:18-19:27:10 E4 154 117 161 432 24.4%
26 Hollyoaks2019-09-04 18:59:28-19:27:33 E4 127 182 110 419 22.9%
27 Catchphrase Celebrity Specials2019-09-07 19:34:12-20:29:24 ITV1 352 27 28 408 31.5%
28 The Best Little Prison In Britain?2019-09-04 20:02:24-20:25:39 ITV1 292 14 85 391 23.3%
29 The Only Way Is Essex2019-09-08 21:00:13-22:00:10 ITVBe 47 18 254 319 13.8%
30 Itv News2019-09-07 22:32:00-22:44:59 ITV1 311 5 0 315 25.5%
31 First Dates Hotel2019-09-05 21:01:21-22:00:50 CH4 198 23 91 312 15.8%
32 Naked Attraction2019-09-04 22:03:06-23:01:22 CH4 120 27 166 312 23.5%
33 Grand Designs2019-09-04 21:01:19-22:00:31 CH4 220 41 36 297 13.2%
34 5 Gold Rings2019-09-08 18:58:00-19:54:52 ITV1 238 31 8 276 17.0%
35 Hollyoaks2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:57:19 CH4 131 27 113 271 25.4%
36 Hollyoaks2019-09-03 18:31:08-18:58:28 CH4 149 55 64 268 23.4%
37 Hollyoaks2019-09-05 18:31:33-18:58:28 CH4 120 41 102 262 21.3%
38 The Chase2019-09-03 17:00:07-17:55:41 ITV1 239 10 10 260 31.5%
39 The Simpsons2019-09-02 18:01:21-18:25:07 CH4 245 5 3 253 30.1%
40 The Chase2019-09-06 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 230 15 5 250 32.1%
41 The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice2019-09-06 19:59:02-20:58:08 CH4 130 32 87 249 16.3%
42 Save Money: Good Health2019-09-03 19:31:32-19:54:52 ITV1 208 33 8 248 18.3%
43 A League Of Their Own2019-09-05 21:00:09-21:57:25 Sky 1 16 23 208 247 12.3%
44 Itv News2019-09-05 18:30:00-18:55:32 ITV1 207 38 0 244 20.0%
45 Teen Mom Uk2019-09-04 20:00:01-20:59:53 MTV 10 24 209 244 13.3%
46 Itv News2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:51:59 ITV1 238 1 0 240 23.0%
47 Call The Cops2019-09-02 21:02:01-22:00:47 CH4 159 34 44 236 12.6%
48 Traffic Cops2019-09-02 20:01:52-20:59:05 Channel 5 168 30 34 232 13.4%
49 Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen2019-09-02 20:03:04-20:26:39 ITV1 209 22 1 232 14.9%
50 Billy Connolly's Great American Trail2019-09-05 21:02:02-22:00:26 ITV1 211 4 14 230 11.6%
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