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 Vera2021-10-14 20:01:50-21:59:24 ITV3 527 34 110 671 5.1%
2 Doc Martin2021-10-15 21:02:43-22:03:31 ITV3 446 13 35 493 3.7%
3 Endeavour2021-10-13 20:02:13-21:59:57 ITV3 418 19 38 475 3.7%
4 Midsomer Murders2021-10-12 20:00:37-22:02:41 ITV3 397 12 61 470 2.7%
5 Lewis2021-10-11 20:03:05-22:00:11 ITV3 348 30 52 430 3.2%
6 Doc Martin2021-10-15 20:01:00-21:01:48 ITV3 352 9 30 390 3.2%
7 Midsomer Murders2021-10-16 21:04:18-23:01:51 ITV3 277 1 49 327 3.4%
8 Heartbeat2021-10-12 18:59:51-19:59:41 ITV3 290 6 29 325 2.9%
9 Blue Murder2021-10-12 22:07:40-23:03:32 ITV3 230 7 71 308 4.1%
10 Blue Murder2021-10-14 22:04:32-23:00:30 ITV3 248 1 55 303 4.2%
11 Midsomer Murders2021-10-16 19:00:55-21:03:09 ITV3 272 2 25 299 3.5%
12 The Savoy2021-10-17 21:00:28-22:00:11 ITV3 273 1 19 293 2.3%
13 Classic Coronation Street2021-10-13 15:20:44-15:46:56 ITV3 146 98 45 290 7.5%
14 Blue Murder2021-10-13 22:05:06-23:01:17 ITV3 213 11 59 283 4.2%
15 Heartbeat2021-10-13 19:01:08-20:01:08 ITV3 246 0 35 281 2.4%
16 Heartbeat2021-10-14 19:00:44-20:00:55 ITV3 243 5 33 280 2.5%
17 Agatha Christie's Marple2021-10-16 15:57:53-17:55:02 ITV3 271 5 0 276 4.5%
18 Classic Coronation Street2021-10-13 14:49:03-15:16:44 ITV3 155 80 40 275 7.9%
19 Heartbeat2021-10-11 19:01:59-20:02:09 ITV3 253 11 9 273 2.5%
20 Agatha Christie's Poirot2021-10-16 17:57:30-18:58:17 ITV3 255 1 0 256 3.0%
21 Heartbeat2021-10-15 18:59:57-20:00:05 ITV3 213 0 39 252 2.1%
22 A Touch Of Frost2021-10-17 13:53:58-16:02:27 ITV3 231 14 0 245 3.9%
23 A Touch Of Frost2021-10-11 15:51:46-17:59:59 ITV3 205 23 17 245 4.3%
24 Classic Coronation Street2021-10-12 15:21:17-15:49:16 ITV3 123 74 38 234 5.4%
25 Endeavour2021-10-17 16:04:55-17:58:16 ITV3 192 30 6 228 2.8%
26 Classic Coronation Street2021-10-14 15:21:09-15:48:27 ITV3 126 53 48 227 5.7%
27 Classic Coronation Street2021-10-14 14:49:06-15:17:10 ITV3 122 70 35 227 6.1%
28 Ruth Rendell Mysteries2021-10-15 22:08:28-23:08:34 ITV3 154 7 65 226 3.1%
29 Classic Coronation Street2021-10-15 14:48:55-15:16:55 ITV3 113 82 31 225 5.9%
30 Classic Coronation Street2021-10-15 15:20:53-15:48:58 ITV3 95 76 54 224 5.5%
31 Joanna Lumley's Home Sweet Home - Travels In My Own Land2021-10-17 20:00:04-20:59:53 ITV3 212 3 9 223 1.8%
32 Lewis2021-10-17 18:00:56-19:56:52 ITV3 207 2 10 219 2.3%
33 A Touch Of Frost2021-10-14 15:50:06-17:59:15 ITV3 192 21 4 216 3.7%
34 Heartbeat2021-10-11 18:00:54-19:01:04 ITV3 187 10 16 213 2.8%
35 Heartbeat2021-10-12 17:59:07-18:58:56 ITV3 168 8 34 210 2.8%
36 A Touch Of Frost2021-10-15 15:50:56-17:57:47 ITV3 196 9 4 209 3.5%
37 Heartbeat2021-10-15 17:58:52-18:59:02 ITV3 165 2 40 207 2.8%
38 Blue Murder2021-10-11 22:05:09-23:01:29 ITV3 150 6 42 198 2.5%
39 Vera2021-10-17 22:04:50-23:59:24 ITV3 176 1 21 197 3.4%
40 FILM: Bless This House2021-10-17 09:49:49-11:37:17 ITV3 181 4 4 189 4.9%
41 Classic Coronation Street2021-10-12 14:49:35-15:17:37 ITV3 102 55 31 188 4.9%
42 Classic Coronation Street2021-10-11 14:50:11-15:17:53 ITV3 66 79 41 185 5.4%
43 Agatha Christie's Marple2021-10-16 13:56:38-15:55:42 ITV3 166 19 0 185 3.7%
44 Heartbeat2021-10-13 17:59:53-19:00:03 ITV3 150 13 18 181 2.5%
45 Classic Coronation Street2021-10-11 15:21:52-15:49:47 ITV3 65 79 36 180 4.9%
46 A Touch Of Frost2021-10-12 15:50:56-17:58:02 ITV3 162 8 6 176 2.9%
47 Heartbeat2021-10-14 17:59:49-18:59:49 ITV3 135 14 27 175 2.3%
48 Classic Emmerdale2021-10-13 14:16:33-14:44:25 ITV3 120 19 28 168 5.2%
49 Classic Emmerdale2021-10-14 14:16:12-14:44:27 ITV3 107 50 7 165 4.5%
50 Classic Emmerdale2021-10-15 14:16:03-14:43:57 ITV3 120 21 14 154 4.4%
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