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 World's Most Expensive Cruise Ship2019-09-06 21:02:42-22:00:04 Channel 5 1,472 147 280 1,899 13.4%
2 Traffic Cops2019-09-02 20:01:52-20:59:05 Channel 5 1,256 143 145 1,544 11.4%
3 World's Most Luxurious Yachts2019-09-08 21:02:32-22:00:04 Channel 5 1,049 139 102 1,290 8.2%
4 The Yorkshire Vet2019-09-03 20:02:07-21:14:11 Channel 5 962 110 218 1,290 6.9%
5 British Airways 24/7: Access All Areas2019-09-05 21:01:57-21:59:53 Channel 5 844 133 300 1,277 8.2%
6 Paxman: Why Are Our Politicians So Crap?2019-09-02 21:03:30-21:59:28 Channel 5 960 115 154 1,229 7.2%
7 Inside The Tower Of London2019-09-03 21:16:38-22:14:11 Channel 5 813 54 354 1,222 9.6%
8 Cricket On 52019-09-06 19:00:40-19:57:05 Channel 5 716 180 115 1,010 7.5%
9 Neighbours2019-09-06 13:46:21-14:12:25 Channel 5 401 395 191 987 19.5%
10 World's Greatest Warships2019-09-04 21:02:27-21:59:34 Channel 5 769 55 161 985 6.1%
11 Neighbours2019-09-02 13:45:46-14:11:36 Channel 5 372 462 134 968 20.2%
12 Neighbours2019-09-05 13:46:20-14:12:55 Channel 5 396 438 92 926 20.7%
13 Neighbours2019-09-04 13:47:01-14:14:03 Channel 5 414 415 97 925 21.2%
14 Neighbours2019-09-03 13:45:17-14:11:30 Channel 5 354 426 139 919 19.9%
15 Gps Behind Closed Doors2019-09-04 20:01:12-20:59:00 Channel 5 702 63 78 843 6.0%
16 Britain's Parking Hell2019-09-05 20:01:12-20:58:20 Channel 5 660 103 60 823 6.3%
17 Cricket On 52019-09-07 19:00:00-19:59:18 Channel 5 584 169 68 821 8.7%
18 Celebs Go Motorhoming: Back On The Road2019-09-06 22:03:30-22:58:52 Channel 5 566 54 154 774 8.9%
19 Cricket On 52019-09-04 19:00:40-19:27:16 Channel 5 534 161 74 769 5.7%
20 Cricket On 52019-09-05 19:00:40-19:57:50 Channel 5 489 205 68 761 6.7%
21 When Cruises Go Horribly Wrong & Other T2019-09-06 20:01:07-20:59:05 Channel 5 680 41 32 753 5.6%
22 When... Goes Horribly Wrong S32019-09-08 22:03:21-24:48:59 Channel 5 598 38 44 679 11.8%
23 Prisoners' Wives: Visiting Hours2019-09-05 22:03:30-22:58:23 Channel 5 480 28 163 671 7.8%
24 Around The World By Train2019-09-07 20:03:01-22:01:52 Channel 5 571 42 47 660 5.3%
25 Neighbours2019-09-02 17:29:08-17:55:47 Channel 5 492 66 31 589 6.8%
26 Cricket On 52019-09-08 19:00:00-19:59:28 Channel 5 383 133 70 586 5.3%
27 Live Debate: Are Our Politicians Up To T2019-09-02 22:03:25-22:58:43 Channel 5 492 35 50 577 6.7%
28 Inside Buckingham Palace2019-09-07 17:09:23-18:54:11 Channel 5 519 26 25 570 5.8%
29 Neighbours2019-09-03 17:29:28-17:55:41 Channel 5 451 60 21 531 6.2%
30 Police Interceptors Specials2019-09-03 19:02:33-19:54:55 Channel 5 493 8 28 528 4.5%
31 Neighbours2019-09-05 17:29:48-17:55:37 Channel 5 380 112 32 524 6.7%
32 Neighbours2019-09-04 17:29:07-17:55:49 Channel 5 395 85 23 502 6.1%
33 Neighbours2019-09-06 17:29:08-17:55:42 Channel 5 372 87 28 487 5.7%
34 British Airways 24/7: Access All Areas2019-09-08 20:02:40-21:00:35 Channel 5 368 38 79 485 3.9%
35 Police Interceptors2019-09-02 19:02:02-19:54:55 Channel 5 461 13 6 480 3.6%
36 Mysteries Of The Bermuda Triangle2019-09-07 22:03:00-23:58:04 Channel 5 412 36 9 457 5.8%
37 Home And Away2019-09-04 13:14:35-13:40:49 Channel 5 228 153 62 443 12.8%
38 Home And Away2019-09-02 18:01:59-18:26:46 Channel 5 347 45 43 435 5.0%
39 Home And Away2019-09-06 18:01:54-18:26:46 Channel 5 347 23 62 432 4.6%
40 Paw Patrol2019-09-05 07:55:23-08:07:03 Channel 5 397 20 12 428 16.9%
41 Film: Instakiller2019-09-02 14:17:03-15:55:41 Channel 5 366 18 28 412 8.3%
42 Red Arrows: Kings Of The Sky2019-09-08 18:00:46-18:51:41 Channel 5 341 20 22 383 3.8%
43 Home And Away2019-09-05 18:01:49-18:26:16 Channel 5 316 27 39 382 4.8%
44 Home And Away2019-09-02 13:14:05-13:40:14 Channel 5 166 164 52 382 9.6%
45 Home And Away2019-09-03 18:01:53-18:26:26 Channel 5 318 33 29 380 4.4%
46 Home And Away2019-09-03 13:14:02-13:40:05 Channel 5 168 153 58 379 10.3%
47 Film: Twisted Tenant2019-09-04 14:20:30-15:54:58 Channel 5 323 27 28 378 8.4%
48 Home And Away2019-09-05 13:14:18-13:40:31 Channel 5 175 165 36 377 10.8%
49 Film: Killer In Paradise2019-09-06 14:17:52-15:55:36 Channel 5 323 40 6 368 7.5%
50 5 News At 52019-09-03 17:00:00-17:24:16 Channel 5 363 3 0 366 5.1%
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