Top programmes report

week 2, January 11 - 17

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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’ 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 Pembrokeshire Murders2021-01-11 21:00:00-22:00:42 ITV1 5,006 1,561 2,970 9,537 37.4%
2 The Pembrokeshire Murders2021-01-13 21:00:25-22:01:05 ITV1 5,125 1,854 2,507 9,486 39.1%
3 The Pembrokeshire Murders2021-01-12 21:00:00-22:00:19 ITV1 4,728 1,360 2,831 8,919 34.5%
4 Death In Paradise2021-01-14 21:00:55-21:58:28 BBC 1 4,268 1,401 1,950 7,619 30.3%
5 Finding Alice2021-01-17 21:00:50-21:59:50 ITV1 4,645 969 1,965 7,579 33.0%
6 The Masked Singer2021-01-16 19:01:44-20:28:25 ITV1 4,796 1,597 896 7,288 33.1%
7 Coronation Street2021-01-15 19:31:31-20:28:52 ITV1 4,761 1,229 807 6,797 33.1%
8 Coronation Street2021-01-11 19:30:33-19:56:37 ITV1 4,719 1,308 682 6,709 31.6%
9 Coronation Street2021-01-13 19:31:36-19:57:44 ITV1 4,555 1,217 741 6,513 31.6%
10 BBC News At Six2021-01-11 18:00:00-18:31:27 BBC 1 6,139 333 0 6,472 33.7%
11 Coronation Street2021-01-11 20:29:03-20:55:36 ITV1 4,473 1,151 848 6,471 29.2%
12 BBC News At Six2021-01-12 18:00:00-18:32:02 BBC 1 5,716 448 0 6,163 32.5%
13 BBC News At Six2021-01-15 18:00:00-18:32:02 BBC 1 5,692 391 1 6,084 33.3%
14 Antiques Roadshow2021-01-17 19:02:15-20:00:20 BBC 1 5,250 649 143 6,042 27.5%
15 Dancing On Ice2021-01-17 18:01:20-19:54:34 ITV1 4,174 1,354 482 6,010 27.3%
16 Coronation Street2021-01-13 20:29:53-20:56:17 ITV1 3,970 1,033 939 5,942 26.0%
17 BBC News At Six2021-01-14 18:00:00-18:31:28 BBC 1 5,498 353 0 5,851 31.3%
18 BBC News At Six2021-01-13 18:00:00-18:32:06 BBC 1 5,505 331 0 5,836 31.1%
19 Emmerdale2021-01-14 19:00:35-19:26:43 ITV1 4,344 995 391 5,730 30.3%
20 Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad2021-01-11 20:00:04-20:26:15 ITV1 3,964 918 845 5,726 24.4%
21 The Pembrokeshire Murders: Catching The Gameshow Killer2021-01-14 21:01:50-22:00:07 ITV1 2,789 922 1,956 5,666 22.3%
22 A Perfect Planet2021-01-17 20:01:24-20:59:17 BBC 1 4,104 763 751 5,618 24.5%
23 Emmerdale2021-01-11 19:00:00-19:25:22 ITV1 4,282 952 382 5,615 27.7%
24 Emmerdale2021-01-13 19:00:18-19:26:51 ITV1 4,425 896 280 5,600 28.6%
25 Emmerdale2021-01-12 18:59:10-19:25:36 ITV1 4,254 891 436 5,581 27.9%
26 Emmerdale2021-01-15 18:59:55-19:26:32 ITV1 4,214 847 392 5,453 29.9%
27 Countryfile2021-01-17 18:01:55-19:00:58 BBC 1 4,898 325 110 5,334 24.7%
28 Emmerdale2021-01-14 20:00:29-20:26:39 ITV1 3,866 965 489 5,321 25.4%
29 Celebrity Catchphrase2021-01-16 18:00:25-18:59:03 ITV1 4,257 595 97 4,949 27.1%
30 The Chase2021-01-14 17:00:03-17:55:51 ITV1 4,433 384 50 4,867 31.6%
31 Eastenders2021-01-12 19:29:12-19:49:14 BBC 1 2,977 1,111 770 4,858 23.4%
32 The Voice2021-01-16 20:32:30-21:59:59 ITV1 3,572 752 487 4,810 23.6%
33 The Chase2021-01-13 17:00:11-17:55:51 ITV1 4,429 301 37 4,767 31.2%
34 Eastenders2021-01-14 19:36:19-19:59:16 BBC 1 3,176 962 609 4,747 24.8%
35 The Chase2021-01-12 17:00:02-17:55:51 ITV1 4,269 372 27 4,668 29.2%
36 Would I Lie To You?2021-01-15 21:01:47-21:30:42 BBC 1 2,917 924 773 4,614 22.8%
37 The Repair Shop2021-01-13 20:00:32-20:59:29 BBC 1 3,903 377 333 4,613 21.3%
38 Michael Mcintyre's The Wheel2021-01-16 20:32:45-21:30:01 BBC 1 3,253 751 506 4,510 21.9%
39 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2021-01-17 19:59:00-20:58:18 ITV1 3,415 690 342 4,447 19.3%
40 Eastenders2021-01-11 20:06:52-20:26:59 BBC 1 2,601 973 841 4,414 18.8%
41 The Chase2021-01-15 16:59:57-17:55:41 ITV1 3,904 334 99 4,336 26.3%
42 Eastenders2021-01-15 20:41:13-21:00:48 BBC 1 2,586 849 889 4,323 21.5%
43 The Chase2021-01-11 16:59:58-17:55:51 ITV1 3,914 338 35 4,287 25.3%
44 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-01-13 18:30:00-18:53:54 ITV1 3,971 257 0 4,228 22.6%
45 BBC News At One2021-01-11 13:00:00-13:33:26 BBC 1 3,905 317 0 4,222 43.9%
46 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-01-14 18:30:00-18:54:12 ITV1 3,968 242 0 4,210 22.2%
47 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-01-11 18:30:00-18:53:34 ITV1 3,935 260 1 4,195 21.8%
48 BBC News At One2021-01-14 13:00:00-13:33:29 BBC 1 3,984 197 0 4,181 43.6%
49 Casualty2021-01-16 19:49:10-20:30:30 BBC 1 2,562 858 729 4,148 19.0%
50 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-01-12 18:30:00-18:52:44 ITV1 3,790 288 0 4,078 21.1%
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