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 Great British Bake Off2019-09-03 19:59:03-21:13:24 CH4 639 346 486 1,471 64.4%
2 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions2019-09-07 20:33:30-22:27:06 ITV1 527 189 169 885 55.4%
3 A Confession2019-09-02 21:00:00-21:58:06 ITV1 311 92 292 695 41.6%
4 Coronation Street2019-09-02 19:31:32-19:57:14 ITV1 369 127 172 668 48.2%
5 Coronation Street2019-09-04 19:32:01-19:58:04 ITV1 334 194 122 650 44.8%
6 Coronation Street2019-09-02 20:29:00-20:55:30 ITV1 377 99 166 642 39.2%
7 Coronation Street2019-09-06 20:33:21-20:59:56 ITV1 321 94 205 620 38.8%
8 Coronation Street2019-09-06 19:32:11-19:58:55 ITV1 324 92 182 597 46.5%
9 Coronation Street2019-09-04 20:29:48-20:56:14 ITV1 306 101 183 589 34.1%
10 Emmerdale2019-09-03 19:00:24-19:26:51 ITV1 281 127 110 518 37.3%
11 Emmerdale2019-09-05 19:02:04-19:28:13 ITV1 259 116 107 482 38.3%
12 Emmerdale2019-09-02 19:00:10-19:26:09 ITV1 252 114 115 481 37.4%
13 Emmerdale2019-09-04 19:00:54-19:27:00 ITV1 265 123 92 480 35.4%
14 Emmerdale2019-09-05 20:00:00-20:26:33 ITV1 272 90 114 476 36.0%
15 Emmerdale2019-09-06 19:00:24-19:27:01 ITV1 226 93 135 454 35.8%
16 Treasure Island With Bear Grylls2019-09-08 21:00:56-22:00:08 CH4 210 48 139 398 21.5%
17 Catchphrase Celebrity Specials2019-09-07 19:34:12-20:29:24 ITV1 292 49 37 378 39.6%
18 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2019-09-08 19:59:03-20:58:24 ITV1 322 24 15 362 27.8%
19 Sink Or Swim For Su2c2019-09-03 21:18:14-22:14:41 CH4 223 54 80 357 26.7%
20 Grand Designs2019-09-04 21:01:19-22:00:31 CH4 238 23 69 329 19.1%
21 The Best Little Prison In Britain?2019-09-04 20:02:24-20:25:39 ITV1 239 15 73 326 23.0%
22 First Dates Hotel2019-09-05 21:01:21-22:00:50 CH4 229 21 59 308 18.9%
23 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown2019-09-06 21:00:48-21:59:56 CH4 216 20 34 270 19.2%
24 Save Money: Good Health2019-09-03 19:31:32-19:54:52 ITV1 208 27 27 261 25.1%
25 Sanditon2019-09-08 21:02:22-22:00:48 ITV1 165 21 59 245 13.3%
26 5 Gold Rings2019-09-08 18:58:00-19:54:52 ITV1 198 38 6 242 23.1%
27 Jamie's Meat-Free Meals2019-09-02 20:29:37-20:57:04 CH4 132 39 64 235 14.4%
28 Location, Location, Location2019-09-04 19:59:11-20:58:17 CH4 149 31 55 234 15.1%
29 Lethal Weapon2019-09-06 21:04:55-21:58:12 ITV1 135 25 71 231 15.9%
30 Deep Water2019-09-04 21:00:28-21:59:39 ITV1 147 14 68 229 13.2%
31 The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice2019-09-06 19:59:02-20:58:08 CH4 159 16 45 220 18.3%
32 Hollyoaks2019-09-06 18:59:02-19:27:00 E4 46 61 110 218 17.3%
33 The Chase2019-09-03 17:00:07-17:55:41 ITV1 195 19 1 216 39.6%
34 The Chase2019-09-05 17:00:09-17:55:41 ITV1 195 20 0 215 41.3%
35 The Only Way Is Essex2019-09-08 21:00:13-22:00:10 ITVBe 33 15 163 210 11.4%
36 Itv News2019-09-07 22:32:00-22:44:59 ITV1 200 10 0 210 21.7%
37 Euro 2020 Qualifier Live2019-09-07 16:28:30-19:13:10 ITV1 188 20 2 210 31.4%
38 Hollyoaks2019-09-03 18:59:16-19:27:08 E4 69 78 62 209 15.2%
39 Hollyoaks2019-09-05 18:59:07-19:27:19 E4 41 69 96 206 17.0%
40 Itv News2019-09-04 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 194 9 0 203 22.3%
41 Itv News2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:51:59 ITV1 192 6 0 199 22.8%
42 Hollyoaks2019-09-02 18:59:18-19:27:10 E4 50 59 89 198 15.6%
43 The Chase2019-09-04 17:00:00-17:55:41 ITV1 175 21 3 198 30.5%
44 Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen2019-09-02 20:03:04-20:26:39 ITV1 182 5 5 193 18.0%
45 The Chase2019-09-02 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 180 7 1 187 34.0%
46 Taskmaster2019-09-04 21:01:06-22:01:18 Dave 43 58 85 185 10.5%
47 Tipping Point Lucky Stars2019-09-08 18:00:24-18:54:49 ITV1 174 5 5 183 22.6%
48 Teen Mom Uk2019-09-04 20:00:01-20:59:53 MTV 1 18 164 182 11.5%
49 Hollyoaks2019-09-04 18:59:28-19:27:33 E4 54 84 44 182 13.8%
50 Itv News2019-09-03 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 178 2 0 180 20.5%
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