Top programmes report

week 2, January 11 - 17

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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 Vera2021-01-14 20:02:19-21:59:49 ITV3 613 42 150 806 5.3%
2 Vera2021-01-16 21:02:32-23:00:02 ITV3 521 48 135 704 5.4%
3 Midsomer Murders2021-01-16 15:55:18-17:53:51 ITV3 507 14 19 541 5.3%
4 Wycliffe2021-01-12 18:59:56-20:03:46 ITV3 441 43 55 539 4.0%
5 Wycliffe2021-01-11 18:59:26-20:02:59 ITV3 384 64 72 521 3.7%
6 Midsomer Murders2021-01-17 19:03:18-21:00:45 ITV3 468 30 14 512 3.5%
7 Midsomer Murders2021-01-12 20:04:42-22:04:49 ITV3 481 4 24 508 2.8%
8 Wycliffe2021-01-14 18:56:55-20:01:25 ITV3 405 25 72 503 3.9%
9 Wycliffe2021-01-13 18:55:20-19:59:05 ITV3 377 29 47 453 3.2%
10 Doc Martin2021-01-15 20:59:35-21:59:54 ITV3 403 27 16 446 3.5%
11 Agatha Christie's Marple2021-01-16 19:00:20-21:01:37 ITV3 403 11 32 446 2.9%
12 Agatha Christie's Marple2021-01-17 14:43:40-16:45:10 ITV3 421 8 9 438 4.6%
13 Agatha Christie's Poirot2021-01-11 20:03:55-21:03:41 ITV3 371 28 36 435 2.7%
14 Agatha Christie's Poirot2021-01-17 16:46:06-17:56:10 ITV3 378 30 9 416 3.1%
15 Wycliffe2021-01-15 18:54:12-19:58:33 ITV3 335 40 34 409 3.1%
16 Foyle's War2021-01-14 22:04:48-24:06:45 ITV3 297 29 53 378 5.5%
17 Midsomer Murders2021-01-16 13:54:21-15:54:23 ITV3 343 16 13 371 4.6%
18 Long Lost Family2021-01-11 21:04:37-22:04:52 ITV3 333 19 17 370 1.9%
19 Vera2021-01-17 22:03:29-24:01:19 ITV3 311 0 47 357 5.0%
20 Midsomer Murders2021-01-13 15:51:36-17:46:09 ITV3 259 45 50 353 4.0%
21 Foyle's War2021-01-11 22:09:52-24:17:28 ITV3 236 5 113 353 5.0%
22 Inside The Ritz Hotel2021-01-17 21:02:21-21:29:42 ITV3 322 3 17 342 2.0%
23 Agatha Christie's Poirot2021-01-16 17:54:46-18:59:25 ITV3 323 11 8 342 2.5%
24 Midsomer Murders2021-01-11 15:53:51-17:49:12 ITV3 261 31 40 332 3.7%
25 Midsomer Murders2021-01-14 15:54:13-17:50:54 ITV3 285 15 30 330 3.5%
26 Doc Martin2021-01-15 19:59:29-20:58:37 ITV3 305 19 6 329 2.3%
27 Agatha Christie's Poirot2021-01-13 20:00:01-21:59:50 ITV3 302 8 19 329 1.9%
28 Agatha Christie's Poirot2021-01-11 17:54:11-18:58:30 ITV3 255 51 17 323 3.4%
29 Midsomer Murders2021-01-12 15:53:25-17:53:27 ITV3 256 43 24 323 3.5%
30 Foyle's War2021-01-15 22:04:53-24:09:06 ITV3 274 1 47 322 4.4%
31 Agatha Christie's Poirot2021-01-17 17:57:46-19:01:42 ITV3 285 6 25 316 2.2%
32 Foyle's War2021-01-12 22:09:48-24:10:08 ITV3 254 2 60 315 4.4%
33 Classic Coronation Street2021-01-14 15:23:33-15:52:14 ITV3 210 63 35 308 4.4%
34 Midsomer Murders2021-01-15 15:53:53-17:49:40 ITV3 201 48 49 297 3.4%
35 Classic Coronation Street2021-01-14 14:51:22-15:19:34 ITV3 188 64 38 290 4.6%
36 Agatha Christie's Poirot2021-01-12 17:54:23-18:59:00 ITV3 240 27 19 286 2.9%
37 Inside The Ritz Hotel2021-01-17 21:34:51-22:01:53 ITV3 263 6 17 285 1.7%
38 Midsomer Murders2021-01-17 12:40:20-14:38:41 ITV3 257 14 12 283 3.8%
39 Classic Coronation Street2021-01-12 15:22:42-15:51:26 ITV3 167 81 33 281 4.2%
40 Classic Coronation Street2021-01-11 15:20:48-15:48:52 ITV3 195 71 6 272 4.0%
41 Classic Coronation Street2021-01-13 15:21:50-15:49:57 ITV3 189 53 22 264 3.9%
42 Foyle's War2021-01-13 22:04:49-24:06:10 ITV3 211 6 34 251 3.6%
43 Classic Coronation Street2021-01-13 14:50:01-15:18:11 ITV3 173 63 13 250 4.1%
44 Classic Coronation Street2021-01-15 15:23:23-15:51:54 ITV3 147 45 42 233 3.6%
45 Classic Coronation Street2021-01-15 14:51:10-15:19:24 ITV3 133 61 36 231 4.0%
46 Classic Coronation Street2021-01-11 14:48:30-15:15:49 ITV3 155 67 7 229 3.7%
47 Midsomer Murders2021-01-16 11:53:45-13:53:25 ITV3 194 11 18 223 3.6%
48 Classic Coronation Street2021-01-12 14:50:39-15:18:43 ITV3 121 85 15 221 3.7%
49 Agatha Christie's Poirot2021-01-13 17:51:08-18:54:24 ITV3 185 6 28 219 2.2%
50 Wycliffe2021-01-16 23:04:41-24:05:28 ITV3 178 2 34 214 3.3%
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