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 QI XL2021-10-14 21:00:28-22:00:39 Dave 359 43 11 413 2.9%
2 QI XL2021-10-11 21:00:23-22:00:32 Dave 391 8 12 411 2.8%
3 QI XL2021-10-13 21:00:47-22:00:46 Dave 347 13 5 365 2.6%
4 Late Night Mash2021-10-14 22:00:39-23:00:30 Dave 152 43 158 353 4.7%
5 Question Team2021-10-12 22:00:39-23:00:51 Dave 187 17 130 334 4.2%
6 Would I Lie To You?2021-10-13 19:39:31-20:19:44 Dave 306 19 9 334 2.8%
7 QI XL2021-10-15 21:00:36-22:02:07 Dave 323 0 2 325 2.4%
8 Outsiders2021-10-13 22:00:46-23:00:42 Dave 187 15 98 300 4.3%
9 Have I Got News For You2021-10-17 21:01:41-22:00:27 Dave 268 0 2 270 2.0%
10 Would I Lie To You?2021-10-14 19:40:32-20:20:08 Dave 247 12 8 268 2.2%
11 QI XL2021-10-12 21:00:30-22:00:39 Dave 256 2 7 266 1.6%
12 Richard Osman's House Of Games2021-10-12 19:02:12-19:40:22 Dave 244 11 0 255 2.6%
13 Richard Osman's House Of Games2021-10-11 19:01:57-19:40:09 Dave 237 15 0 252 2.3%
14 Richard Osman's House Of Games2021-10-13 19:01:59-19:39:31 Dave 244 6 0 249 2.2%
15 Richard Osman's House Of Games2021-10-15 19:02:20-19:40:29 Dave 209 27 0 236 2.1%
16 QI XL2021-10-12 18:01:52-19:02:12 Dave 218 10 8 236 3.1%
17 Richard Osman's House Of Games2021-10-14 19:02:02-19:40:32 Dave 226 9 0 235 2.1%
18 Would I Lie To You?2021-10-11 19:40:09-20:20:13 Dave 207 21 0 228 2.0%
19 QI2021-10-14 20:20:08-21:00:28 Dave 205 17 0 222 1.8%
20 Red Dwarf2021-10-15 22:02:07-22:40:09 Dave 193 14 10 217 2.7%
21 QI2021-10-11 20:20:13-21:00:23 Dave 194 13 8 215 1.6%
22 Would I Lie To You?2021-10-15 19:40:29-20:20:30 Dave 201 11 0 212 1.9%
23 QI2021-10-13 20:19:44-21:00:47 Dave 195 3 9 207 1.7%
24 QI2021-10-15 20:20:30-21:00:36 Dave 178 0 12 189 1.5%
25 QI XL2021-10-15 18:02:25-19:02:20 Dave 130 51 1 181 2.4%
26 Red Dwarf2021-10-15 22:40:09-23:20:47 Dave 151 17 10 178 2.8%
27 Border Force America's Gatekeepers2021-10-17 20:01:25-21:01:41 Dave 132 20 26 178 1.4%
28 Would I Lie To You?2021-10-12 19:40:22-20:20:14 Dave 138 8 13 160 1.0%
29 QI2021-10-12 20:20:14-21:00:30 Dave 147 1 8 156 0.8%
30 Would I Lie To You?2021-10-16 18:40:34-19:20:10 Dave 141 2 0 143 1.5%
31 QI XL2021-10-13 18:01:06-19:01:59 Dave 125 6 9 140 1.9%
32 Would I Lie To You?2021-10-16 18:01:57-18:40:34 Dave 128 10 0 138 1.6%
33 Red Dwarf2021-10-15 23:20:47-24:00:08 Dave 126 7 3 137 3.1%
34 Mock The Week2021-10-13 24:00:17-24:39:53 Dave 109 10 7 126 5.0%
35 QI XL2021-10-14 18:02:33-19:02:02 Dave 98 19 9 125 1.6%
36 Would I Lie To You?2021-10-17 16:20:12-17:00:39 Dave 112 12 0 124 1.6%
37 Have I Got News For You2021-10-13 24:39:53-25:39:50 Dave 110 4 9 123 7.6%
38 British As Folk2021-10-11 22:00:32-23:00:49 Dave 104 0 18 122 1.5%
39 Question Team2021-10-13 23:00:42-24:00:17 Dave 109 4 5 118 3.0%
40 Red Bull Soapbox Race Live 2019: London2021-10-16 16:01:04-18:01:57 Dave 107 4 4 115 1.8%
41 American Pickers2021-10-17 10:02:09-11:00:35 Dave 110 0 0 110 3.1%
42 Red Bull Soapbox Race2021-10-16 14:01:28-15:01:01 Dave 80 24 5 109 2.2%
43 Top Gear2021-10-17 14:01:19-15:01:17 Dave 83 23 0 106 1.8%
44 British As Folk2021-10-14 23:00:30-24:01:22 Dave 80 25 0 106 2.6%
45 Storage Hunters UK2021-10-13 09:32:41-10:02:12 Dave 98 7 0 105 4.1%
46 QI XL2021-10-17 24:01:31-25:02:25 Dave 90 1 13 105 4.4%
47 Late Night Mash2021-10-17 22:00:27-23:00:54 Dave 95 0 8 103 1.3%
48 QI XL2021-10-11 18:01:28-19:01:57 Dave 92 10 1 103 1.4%
49 Rick Stein's Spain2021-10-13 17:00:44-18:01:06 Dave 87 6 9 102 1.5%
50 Rick Stein's India2021-10-12 17:00:22-18:01:52 Dave 98 0 3 100 1.4%
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