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 Vera2019-09-05 20:00:52-21:58:42 ITV3 668 15 92 775 5.5%
2 Midsomer Murders2019-09-03 20:03:19-22:00:42 ITV3 549 30 127 706 4.2%
3 Downton Abbey (Series 6)2019-09-06 17:56:31-18:58:47 ITV3 427 106 97 630 6.6%
4 Lewis2019-09-06 20:01:37-21:59:16 ITV3 520 27 24 571 4.2%
5 Downton Abbey (Series 6)2019-09-05 17:56:42-18:58:52 ITV3 384 85 102 571 6.8%
6 Downton Abbey (Series 6)2019-09-04 17:25:36-18:56:34 ITV3 409 70 87 565 6.7%
7 Downton Abbey2019-09-03 17:00:06-19:02:29 ITV3 383 47 117 547 6.4%
8 Downton Abbey2019-09-02 17:22:24-18:53:22 ITV3 402 63 65 529 6.1%
9 Doc Martin2019-09-02 20:59:51-21:59:26 ITV3 472 3 44 519 3.1%
10 Poirot2019-09-04 19:58:32-22:03:14 ITV3 472 12 21 506 3.5%
11 Agatha Christie's Marple2019-09-08 17:04:43-19:03:42 ITV3 404 8 28 439 4.5%
12 Joanna Lumley's Japan2019-09-08 21:01:04-22:01:54 ITV3 363 18 31 412 2.6%
13 Endeavour2019-09-07 21:02:11-23:00:38 ITV3 356 13 43 411 3.5%
14 Doc Martin2019-09-02 19:58:30-20:58:50 ITV3 360 2 34 396 2.9%
15 Dci Banks2019-09-03 22:04:41-23:02:01 ITV3 238 4 145 388 4.8%
16 Midsomer Murders2019-09-07 19:04:15-21:01:10 ITV3 320 39 21 379 3.7%
17 Midsomer Murders2019-09-02 15:23:10-17:19:48 ITV3 244 25 98 366 6.0%
18 Coronation Street2019-09-02 14:52:22-15:20:31 ITV3 267 48 49 364 7.4%
19 Midsomer Murders2019-09-08 15:12:57-17:03:47 ITV3 329 0 21 349 4.5%
20 Coronation Street2019-09-05 15:24:43-15:54:02 ITV3 252 57 40 349 7.3%
21 Coronation Street2019-09-04 14:50:58-15:18:56 ITV3 212 86 50 348 7.9%
22 Coronation Street2019-09-05 14:51:33-15:21:04 ITV3 234 53 57 344 8.1%
23 Coronation Street2019-09-04 14:17:19-14:45:49 ITV3 208 91 44 343 7.8%
24 Coronation Street2019-09-02 14:17:39-14:47:13 ITV3 227 73 42 341 7.3%
25 Coronation Street2019-09-06 14:51:24-15:20:27 ITV3 221 81 32 333 7.1%
26 Midsomer Murders2019-09-07 14:55:44-16:56:39 ITV3 303 1 21 325 4.8%
27 Coronation Street2019-09-03 15:21:11-15:51:19 ITV3 202 47 72 321 6.7%
28 Dci Banks2019-09-03 23:03:07-24:03:16 ITV3 164 4 150 318 6.2%
29 Coronation Street2019-09-06 15:24:36-15:53:26 ITV3 197 79 42 317 6.0%
30 Murder She Wrote2019-09-03 19:03:25-20:02:23 ITV3 297 3 14 313 2.7%
31 Murder She Wrote2019-09-05 19:00:58-19:58:46 ITV3 279 22 8 309 2.8%
32 Lewis2019-09-08 19:04:38-21:00:13 ITV3 300 9 0 308 2.6%
33 Law & Order: Uk2019-09-05 22:03:51-23:00:20 ITV3 249 2 44 296 3.5%
34 Murder She Wrote2019-09-06 19:00:53-19:59:01 ITV3 278 4 10 291 2.1%
35 Midsomer Murders2019-09-08 13:17:23-15:08:18 ITV3 268 4 19 291 4.4%
36 Foyle's War2019-09-07 16:57:35-19:03:06 ITV3 282 7 2 291 3.0%
37 Midsomer Murders2019-09-07 12:57:30-14:54:48 ITV3 249 13 22 283 4.9%
38 Coronation Street2019-09-03 14:50:32-15:18:12 ITV3 166 56 57 280 6.6%
39 Murder She Wrote2019-09-04 18:58:40-19:55:56 ITV3 251 11 13 276 2.1%
40 Foyle's War2019-09-06 22:04:26-24:14:54 ITV3 231 3 37 271 3.9%
41 Midsomer Murders2019-09-04 15:22:55-17:23:30 ITV3 186 19 51 255 4.2%
42 Murder She Wrote2019-09-02 18:56:28-19:55:24 ITV3 222 10 21 252 2.0%
43 Midsomer Murders2019-09-05 15:57:41-17:54:36 ITV3 173 0 63 236 3.7%
44 Scott & Bailey2019-09-02 22:03:35-23:00:44 ITV3 182 0 51 233 2.7%
45 Inspector Morse2019-09-08 11:03:04-13:16:27 ITV3 111 34 48 193 4.0%
46 Emmerdale2019-09-05 14:17:07-14:46:24 ITV3 169 15 0 185 4.4%
47 Law & Order: Uk2019-09-05 23:01:26-24:01:05 ITV3 167 0 15 183 3.8%
48 The Darling Buds Of May2019-09-08 07:56:04-09:00:03 ITV3 167 0 9 176 7.2%
49 Poirot2019-09-07 11:52:04-12:56:34 ITV3 171 4 0 175 3.5%
50 Emmerdale2019-09-06 14:16:45-14:46:15 ITV3 136 33 5 174 3.8%
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