Top programmes report

week 7, February 15 - 21

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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 Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable2021-02-16 22:00:19-23:00:39 Dave 250 29 180 459 4.7%
2 QI2021-02-19 21:19:37-22:00:30 Dave 412 10 0 423 2.8%
3 Would I Lie To You?2021-02-18 20:00:02-20:37:49 Dave 319 0 61 380 2.4%
4 QI2021-02-16 20:39:59-21:20:04 Dave 348 16 1 366 2.3%
5 Would I Lie To You?2021-02-16 20:00:58-20:39:59 Dave 280 8 62 350 2.1%
6 Have I Got News For You2021-02-21 21:01:21-22:00:41 Dave 339 3 0 342 2.4%
7 QI2021-02-17 21:19:49-22:00:15 Dave 336 1 0 336 2.2%
8 QI2021-02-16 21:20:04-22:00:19 Dave 315 16 0 330 2.1%
9 Would I Lie To You?2021-02-19 20:00:46-20:39:27 Dave 268 3 55 326 1.9%
10 QI2021-02-15 21:20:21-22:00:19 Dave 307 8 0 314 2.0%
11 Hypothetical2021-02-17 22:00:15-23:00:33 Dave 173 19 108 299 3.2%
12 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA2021-02-16 19:31:48-20:00:58 Dave 182 0 114 295 2.3%
13 Taskmaster2021-02-15 22:00:19-23:00:39 Dave 247 6 0 253 2.6%
14 Not Going Out2021-02-20 21:19:55-21:59:37 Dave 241 7 0 248 1.7%
15 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA2021-02-18 19:31:16-20:00:02 Dave 132 19 92 244 1.7%
16 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA2021-02-16 19:01:55-19:31:48 Dave 132 15 88 235 1.8%
17 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA2021-02-18 19:00:06-19:31:16 Dave 132 3 99 233 1.6%
18 Would I Lie To You?2021-02-17 20:00:18-20:39:13 Dave 163 9 61 233 1.5%
19 Not Going Out2021-02-20 20:39:09-21:19:55 Dave 229 3 0 231 1.6%
20 QI2021-02-18 21:19:57-21:59:57 Dave 217 9 0 226 1.7%
21 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA2021-02-15 19:32:55-20:01:17 Dave 124 21 79 223 1.4%
22 QI2021-02-15 20:39:41-21:20:21 Dave 212 11 0 223 1.3%
23 QI2021-02-18 20:37:49-21:19:57 Dave 219 3 0 223 1.5%
24 QI2021-02-19 20:39:27-21:19:37 Dave 221 0 0 221 1.6%
25 QI2021-02-21 23:02:21-23:42:07 Dave 203 4 14 221 4.1%
26 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA2021-02-19 19:31:54-20:00:46 Dave 123 21 73 217 1.4%
27 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA2021-02-17 19:02:18-19:32:35 Dave 64 10 142 216 1.5%
28 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA2021-02-19 19:01:58-19:31:54 Dave 122 16 71 209 1.6%
29 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA2021-02-15 19:02:31-19:32:55 Dave 104 4 99 207 1.5%
30 Top Gear2021-02-21 19:00:55-20:01:18 Dave 199 4 0 204 1.7%
31 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA2021-02-17 19:32:35-20:00:18 Dave 77 0 122 199 1.2%
32 QI2021-02-17 24:20:32-25:01:14 Dave 184 4 11 199 6.9%
33 American Pickers2021-02-20 11:59:33-12:59:38 Dave 198 0 0 198 3.2%
34 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing2021-02-21 18:20:21-19:00:55 Dave 159 7 27 192 1.7%
35 Mock The Week2021-02-17 23:39:44-24:20:32 Dave 172 0 14 186 4.4%
36 QI2021-02-17 20:39:13-21:19:49 Dave 175 10 1 186 1.2%
37 Red Dwarf2021-02-19 22:39:25-23:19:43 Dave 159 7 13 178 2.0%
38 Red Dwarf2021-02-19 23:19:43-23:59:30 Dave 153 9 13 175 3.1%
39 Would I Lie To You?2021-02-20 23:00:34-23:39:24 Dave 140 13 17 170 2.2%
40 Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable2021-02-15 23:00:39-24:01:31 Dave 123 3 37 164 2.8%
41 Red Dwarf2021-02-19 22:00:30-22:39:25 Dave 129 7 26 162 1.4%
42 Top Gear2021-02-18 17:00:26-18:00:18 Dave 142 6 12 161 1.6%
43 Have I Got News For You2021-02-18 21:59:57-22:59:50 Dave 149 8 0 157 1.6%
44 Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable2021-02-20 21:59:37-23:00:34 Dave 141 2 12 155 1.5%
45 QI2021-02-21 23:42:07-24:21:54 Dave 131 2 20 153 3.6%
46 Comedians Giving Lectures2021-02-17 23:00:33-23:39:44 Dave 149 2 0 151 2.5%
47 Expedition With Steve Backshall2021-02-21 20:01:18-21:01:21 Dave 145 5 0 150 1.0%
48 Not Going Out2021-02-20 20:01:11-20:39:09 Dave 147 0 0 147 0.9%
49 Mock The Week2021-02-18 23:39:46-24:20:15 Dave 143 0 0 143 3.5%
50 QI2021-02-17 25:01:14-25:39:58 Dave 126 4 13 143 7.7%
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