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 Strictly Come Dancing2021-10-16 19:11:45-20:59:46 BBC 1 6,511 2,262 1,351 10,124 52.1%
2 Strictly Come Dancing2021-10-17 19:11:47-19:58:00 BBC 1 5,870 1,876 377 8,123 43.2%
3 The Larkins2021-10-17 19:59:28-20:58:24 ITV 3,623 937 986 5,545 30.2%
4 Coronation Street2021-10-15 19:31:41-19:58:04 ITV 3,516 977 821 5,313 33.0%
5 Coronation Street2021-10-13 19:31:29-19:58:04 ITV 3,674 1,058 572 5,304 32.0%
6 World Cup: Qualifiers2021-10-12 19:14:00-21:58:30 ITV 4,810 361 24 5,195 24.1%
7 Angela Black2021-10-17 21:02:31-22:02:12 ITV 2,713 951 1,513 5,177 29.0%
8 Coronation Street2021-10-11 19:31:54-19:57:44 ITV 3,423 1,093 549 5,065 30.2%
9 Coronation Street2021-10-15 20:30:47-20:57:21 ITV 3,203 875 927 5,005 28.2%
10 Coronation Street2021-10-13 20:29:08-20:55:42 ITV 3,163 899 860 4,923 25.2%
11 Coronation Street2021-10-11 20:30:06-20:56:17 ITV 3,332 865 701 4,899 26.4%
12 Emmerdale2021-10-13 19:00:30-19:27:02 ITV 3,597 910 361 4,868 30.9%
13 Emmerdale2021-10-14 19:02:38-19:29:13 ITV 3,579 863 403 4,845 31.2%
14 Emmerdale2021-10-15 19:00:39-19:27:02 ITV 3,337 899 515 4,751 31.5%
15 Emmerdale2021-10-14 20:00:58-20:27:29 ITV 3,135 829 643 4,607 26.1%
16 Blankety Blank2021-10-16 21:01:00-21:34:00 BBC 1 3,339 799 462 4,600 26.1%
17 Emmerdale2021-10-11 19:00:27-19:27:01 ITV 3,377 816 405 4,598 29.8%
18 BBC News At Six2021-10-15 18:00:00-18:31:17 BBC 1 4,125 208 2 4,334 32.1%
19 Emmerdale2021-10-12 18:43:35-19:09:50 ITV 2,958 927 392 4,277 28.2%
20 Who Do You Think You Are?2021-10-12 21:01:24-21:59:29 BBC 1 2,134 843 1,257 4,233 19.3%
21 The Repair Shop2021-10-13 20:00:21-20:58:21 BBC 1 3,336 450 431 4,217 23.0%
22 All Creatures Great And Small2021-10-14 21:02:10-21:59:11 Channel 5 2,030 601 1,575 4,206 21.9%
23 Hollington Drive2021-10-13 21:00:09-21:58:58 ITV 2,121 765 1,235 4,121 22.4%
24 Grantchester2021-10-15 21:01:44-22:00:38 ITV 2,295 611 1,124 4,030 24.1%
25 BBC News At Six2021-10-12 18:00:00-18:31:28 BBC 1 3,738 275 2 4,015 30.5%
26 BBC News At Six2021-10-11 18:00:00-18:31:59 BBC 1 3,781 225 0 4,006 29.8%
27 BBC News At Six2021-10-14 18:00:00-18:31:47 BBC 1 3,675 256 1 3,932 29.9%
28 BBC News At Six2021-10-13 18:00:00-18:32:34 BBC 1 3,688 231 1 3,919 30.2%
29 The Hit List2021-10-16 18:26:11-19:10:11 BBC 1 3,356 331 116 3,803 26.1%
30 Eastenders2021-10-14 19:33:39-19:57:19 BBC 1 2,137 946 607 3,690 23.3%
31 The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet2021-10-17 19:59:00-21:02:57 BBC 1 2,865 499 173 3,537 19.8%
32 The Mating Game2021-10-17 18:11:30-19:09:30 BBC 1 2,951 282 228 3,461 23.6%
33 Eastenders2021-10-15 20:01:26-20:26:26 BBC 1 2,014 599 782 3,395 19.8%
34 BBC Weekend News2021-10-17 22:01:00-22:23:12 BBC 1 3,043 289 3 3,335 26.3%
35 Eastenders2021-10-12 19:30:26-19:50:56 BBC 1 1,976 637 708 3,321 19.4%
36 Eastenders2021-10-11 20:08:01-20:28:38 BBC 1 1,882 653 656 3,191 17.7%
37 Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport2021-10-13 20:02:20-20:25:31 ITV 2,704 260 226 3,191 18.1%
38 Match Of The Day2021-10-16 22:33:23-23:57:23 BBC 1 1,988 554 640 3,182 34.2%
39 BBC Weekend News2021-10-16 22:15:00-22:30:50 BBC 1 2,815 360 6 3,181 25.2%
40 Ambulance2021-10-14 21:00:59-21:58:43 BBC 1 2,197 321 653 3,171 16.8%
41 The Chase2021-10-12 16:59:41-17:55:51 ITV 2,828 226 96 3,150 31.3%
42 Countryfile2021-10-17 17:09:40-18:08:50 BBC 1 2,686 298 96 3,080 24.5%
43 The Chase2021-10-13 16:59:54-17:55:51 ITV 2,814 163 80 3,056 30.6%
44 The Chase2021-10-14 16:59:57-17:55:51 ITV 2,735 246 70 3,051 31.2%
45 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-10-12 18:15:00-18:37:32 ITV 2,874 136 0 3,010 22.0%
46 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-10-14 18:30:00-18:56:12 ITV 2,852 141 0 2,993 21.0%
47 Only Connect2021-10-11 20:01:27-20:30:26 BBC 2 1,923 692 357 2,973 16.6%
48 Pointless Celebrities2021-10-16 17:40:52-18:24:47 BBC 1 2,651 252 66 2,968 24.4%
49 Our Yorkshire Farm2021-10-12 21:02:30-21:59:30 Channel 5 1,717 368 865 2,950 13.5%
50 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-10-13 18:30:00-18:54:02 ITV 2,884 62 2 2,948 21.0%
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