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 4,212 1,917 3,024 9,153 47.2%
2 Grand Designs2019-09-04 21:01:19-22:00:31 CH4 1,688 196 524 2,409 14.8%
3 Treasure Island With Bear Grylls2019-09-08 21:00:56-22:00:08 CH4 1,132 194 638 1,963 12.5%
4 First Dates Hotel2019-09-05 21:01:21-22:00:50 CH4 1,367 142 433 1,942 12.7%
5 The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice2019-09-06 19:59:02-20:58:08 CH4 1,194 257 434 1,885 14.2%
6 Location, Location, Location2019-09-04 19:59:11-20:58:17 CH4 1,307 197 313 1,817 13.0%
7 Sink Or Swim For Su2c2019-09-03 21:18:14-22:14:41 CH4 1,244 226 324 1,794 14.3%
8 F1: Italian Gp Highlights2019-09-08 18:59:00-20:57:04 CH4 1,361 233 128 1,722 14.6%
9 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown2019-09-06 21:00:48-21:59:56 CH4 1,337 162 216 1,715 12.4%
10 The Dog House2019-09-05 19:59:04-20:58:21 CH4 1,158 118 266 1,542 11.8%
11 Jamie's Meat-Free Meals2019-09-02 20:29:37-20:57:04 CH4 1,088 134 192 1,414 9.1%
12 Call The Cops2019-09-02 21:02:01-22:00:47 CH4 907 90 266 1,262 7.4%
13 F1: Italian Gp Qualifying Highlights2019-09-07 18:29:00-19:58:43 CH4 871 234 66 1,171 12.0%
14 Naked Attraction2019-09-04 22:03:06-23:01:22 CH4 782 76 253 1,110 12.9%
15 Brexit Debate: A Very British Coup?2019-09-02 19:29:00-20:28:20 CH4 921 64 3 989 7.9%
16 Channel 4 News2019-09-03 19:00:00-19:56:30 CH4 815 77 1 892 7.7%
17 Channel 4 News2019-09-04 19:00:00-19:57:58 CH4 707 134 0 841 6.3%
18 Rugby: Ireland Vs Wales Live2019-09-07 13:29:00-16:09:00 CH4 723 78 26 827 12.8%
19 The Rob Rinder Verdict2019-09-06 22:02:57-23:02:02 CH4 645 78 61 783 9.1%
20 Channel 4 News2019-09-05 19:00:00-19:57:31 CH4 684 93 0 777 7.0%
21 Film: Split (2016)2019-09-07 21:00:23-23:09:22 CH4 559 139 61 760 6.6%
22 Channel 4 News2019-09-02 19:00:00-19:28:00 CH4 645 76 15 736 5.7%
23 Skeletons Of The Mary Rose: The New Evid2019-09-07 20:00:41-20:57:22 CH4 653 19 50 722 6.7%
24 Hollyoaks2019-09-03 18:31:08-18:58:28 CH4 464 172 81 717 7.6%
25 Hollyoaks2019-09-06 18:30:48-18:57:30 CH4 454 135 127 717 7.2%
26 Hollyoaks2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:57:19 CH4 432 99 182 713 7.6%
27 Hollyoaks2019-09-05 18:31:33-18:58:28 CH4 392 147 166 705 7.7%
28 Adventures In Futureland: Virtual Sex2019-09-08 22:03:08-22:57:59 CH4 641 10 46 696 8.3%
29 The Simpsons2019-09-02 18:01:21-18:25:07 CH4 626 25 12 664 7.7%
30 The Yorkshire Dales And The Lakes2019-09-08 17:39:35-18:31:16 CH4 557 30 75 662 6.6%
31 Hollyoaks2019-09-04 18:30:15-18:57:08 CH4 431 93 133 658 7.3%
32 The Simpsons2019-09-06 18:01:23-18:26:47 CH4 621 27 1 650 7.0%
33 This Way Up2019-09-05 22:03:30-22:31:18 CH4 371 81 185 637 6.8%
34 Channel 4 News2019-09-07 18:01:00-18:27:31 CH4 564 61 0 624 6.2%
35 Channel 4 News2019-09-06 19:00:00-19:57:30 CH4 560 62 0 622 4.7%
36 The Simpsons2019-09-04 18:02:02-18:27:29 CH4 602 12 1 615 7.4%
37 Channel 4 News2019-09-08 18:32:00-18:57:31 CH4 557 42 0 598 6.1%
38 The Simpsons2019-09-05 18:00:38-18:26:03 CH4 583 3 2 588 7.4%
39 The Simpsons2019-09-03 18:00:49-18:26:15 CH4 554 19 3 576 6.7%
40 High Society: Cannabis Cafe2019-09-03 22:18:16-23:13:09 CH4 404 19 101 525 7.2%
41 Sunday Brunch2019-09-08 09:29:00-12:26:01 CH4 489 29 1 520 12.4%
42 Four In A Bed2019-09-07 12:59:05-13:26:24 CH4 427 47 35 509 10.2%
43 The Great British Bake Off2019-09-08 15:26:53-16:41:14 CH4 320 31 133 485 6.3%
44 The Simpsons2019-09-06 17:32:11-17:57:41 CH4 403 20 32 454 5.4%
45 Come Dine With Me2019-09-06 17:00:34-17:27:28 CH4 396 30 25 451 6.2%
46 The Simpsons2019-09-02 17:31:45-17:56:48 CH4 400 24 18 442 5.1%
47 Come Dine With Me2019-09-02 17:00:12-17:27:30 CH4 392 28 18 438 6.1%
48 Naked Attraction2019-09-06 23:07:09-24:02:55 CH4 385 19 31 434 7.5%
49 The Simpsons2019-09-03 17:31:51-17:56:46 CH4 361 47 24 432 5.0%
50 Coast Vs Country2019-09-08 16:42:14-17:37:05 CH4 401 6 2 410 4.7%
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