Top programmes report

week 37, September 07 - 13

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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 QI XL2020-09-13 22:00:27-23:00:23 Dave 302 4 4 310 4.0%
2 Have I Got News For You2020-09-13 21:00:08-22:00:27 Dave 214 10 4 228 1.6%
3 Mock The Week2020-09-12 22:00:03-22:40:25 Dave 218 0 5 223 2.2%
4 Would I Lie To You?2020-09-13 20:20:10-21:00:08 Dave 201 1 4 205 1.5%
5 Would I Lie To You?2020-09-08 20:40:41-21:19:25 Dave 173 16 9 197 1.1%
6 Have I Got News For You2020-09-12 23:21:01-24:22:51 Dave 186 3 7 196 3.9%
7 QI XL2020-09-09 22:59:29-23:59:55 Dave 138 26 30 194 3.9%
8 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing2020-09-13 19:00:49-19:40:18 Dave 151 12 30 193 1.7%
9 QI XL2020-09-07 24:01:42-25:01:53 Dave 117 5 63 184 6.2%
10 Mock The Week2020-09-12 22:40:25-23:21:01 Dave 165 0 5 170 2.2%
11 Have I Got News For You2020-09-11 23:00:24-23:59:11 Dave 158 0 9 168 2.8%
12 Would I Lie To You?2020-09-13 19:40:18-20:20:10 Dave 137 8 17 162 1.3%
13 Not Going Out2020-09-12 21:19:55-22:00:03 Dave 162 0 0 162 1.1%
14 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier2020-09-07 20:00:24-21:00:37 Dave 134 22 2 158 1.2%
15 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2020-09-07 23:01:06-24:01:42 Dave 134 20 0 154 3.1%
16 Meet The Richardsons2020-09-10 22:39:40-23:20:20 Dave 106 35 12 153 2.2%
17 Taskmaster2020-09-12 19:00:57-20:01:19 Dave 112 15 25 153 1.2%
18 The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan2020-09-07 21:00:37-22:01:21 Dave 133 14 0 147 1.0%
19 Meet The Richardsons2020-09-10 23:20:20-24:01:00 Dave 139 0 5 144 3.4%
20 Not Going Out2020-09-12 20:39:30-21:19:55 Dave 139 0 5 144 1.0%
21 Room 1012020-09-08 20:02:34-20:40:41 Dave 134 10 0 144 1.0%
22 Taskmaster2020-09-09 19:00:03-19:59:29 Dave 101 0 43 143 1.0%
23 Dave Gorman: Terms And Conditions Apply2020-09-11 22:00:23-23:00:24 Dave 138 0 0 138 1.5%
24 Rick Stein: From Venice To Istanbul2020-09-07 15:00:42-16:01:28 Dave 135 0 0 135 2.7%
25 Taskmaster2020-09-07 18:00:47-19:00:23 Dave 92 21 18 132 1.5%
26 Taskmaster2020-09-12 18:00:41-19:00:57 Dave 98 7 23 129 1.2%
27 Top Gear2020-09-07 17:00:58-18:00:47 Dave 119 6 1 125 1.5%
28 Taskmaster2020-09-11 19:00:48-20:00:13 Dave 86 33 0 119 0.8%
29 Judge Romesh2020-09-07 19:31:11-20:00:24 Dave 88 30 0 119 0.8%
30 Would I Lie To You?2020-09-12 24:22:51-25:01:06 Dave 100 10 8 118 3.7%
31 Hypothetical2020-09-11 21:00:49-22:00:23 Dave 66 0 50 116 0.7%
32 Not Going Out2020-09-12 20:01:19-20:39:30 Dave 111 4 0 115 0.8%
33 Meet The Richardsons2020-09-10 22:00:35-22:39:40 Dave 74 28 13 114 1.2%
34 Taskmaster2020-09-08 19:02:01-20:02:34 Dave 109 5 0 113 0.9%
35 Taskmaster2020-09-11 20:00:13-21:00:49 Dave 87 25 0 112 0.7%
36 Taskmaster2020-09-07 25:01:53-26:02:44 Dave 93 3 13 110 7.1%
37 Top Gear2020-09-07 16:01:28-17:00:58 Dave 108 0 0 108 1.6%
38 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier2020-09-10 21:00:30-22:00:35 Dave 89 14 0 104 0.7%
39 Top Gear2020-09-09 17:00:59-18:00:59 Dave 95 1 6 102 1.3%
40 FILM: The Next Karate Kid (1994)2020-09-13 10:49:39-13:00:32 Dave 98 0 0 98 2.1%
41 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2020-09-09 23:59:55-24:59:27 Dave 74 16 5 95 3.9%
42 Hypothetical2020-09-08 21:19:25-22:21:56 Dave 92 2 0 94 0.6%
43 Taskmaster: Champion Of Champions2020-09-13 18:01:39-19:00:49 Dave 92 2 1 94 1.0%
44 Rick Stein: From Venice To Istanbul2020-09-10 14:59:29-15:59:58 Dave 56 37 0 93 2.0%
45 Rick Stein: From Venice To Istanbul2020-09-11 14:59:52-16:00:38 Dave 77 16 0 93 1.7%
46 Live At The Apollo2020-09-13 23:00:23-24:00:27 Dave 89 4 0 92 2.1%
47 Live At The Apollo2020-09-08 23:00:45-24:00:31 Dave 91 0 0 91 1.8%
48 Top Gear2020-09-07 13:59:52-15:00:42 Dave 90 0 0 91 1.9%
49 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier2020-09-10 19:00:48-20:00:58 Dave 86 3 0 89 0.8%
50 Judge Romesh2020-09-07 19:00:23-19:31:11 Dave 73 16 0 89 0.7%
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