Top programmes report

week 1, January 04 - 10

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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 ITV Racing2021-01-09 13:00:00-15:58:50 ITV4 522 29 0 551 7.9%
2 FILM: You Only Live Twice2021-01-08 20:03:46-21:03:23 ITV4 407 17 40 464 2.8%
3 FILM: From Russia With Love (1963)2021-01-05 20:04:20-21:00:37 ITV4 391 25 24 440 3.0%
4 FILM: From Russia With Love (1963)2021-01-05 21:05:05-22:19:54 ITV4 365 33 33 430 2.6%
5 FILM: You Only Live Twice2021-01-08 21:07:51-22:21:09 ITV4 333 5 53 392 2.3%
6 FILM: Diamonds Are Forever2021-01-09 21:21:39-22:50:11 ITV4 344 8 25 377 3.0%
7 FILM: Goldfinger (1964)2021-01-06 19:49:16-20:56:45 ITV4 273 66 33 372 2.2%
8 FILM: Die Hard 2 (1990)2021-01-10 22:02:33-23:19:26 ITV4 310 22 32 364 4.0%
9 FILM: Thunderball2021-01-07 21:04:46-22:01:51 ITV4 314 1 31 347 2.4%
10 FILM: Dr No (1962)2021-01-04 18:56:09-20:00:07 ITV4 274 26 46 347 2.4%
11 FILM: Die Hard 2 (1990)2021-01-06 22:03:30-23:01:35 ITV4 298 12 29 338 3.7%
12 FILM: Diamonds Are Forever2021-01-09 20:23:15-21:15:41 ITV4 288 10 31 328 2.2%
13 FILM: Goldfinger (1964)2021-01-06 18:46:34-19:44:48 ITV4 258 29 40 327 2.5%
14 FILM: Die Hard 2 (1990)2021-01-06 23:06:03-24:28:14 ITV4 286 8 31 326 7.0%
15 FILM: Thunderball2021-01-07 22:06:19-23:40:21 ITV4 262 7 30 298 3.6%
16 FILM: Die Hard 2 (1990)2021-01-10 21:00:20-21:58:05 ITV4 256 15 24 294 2.0%
17 FILM: Dr No (1962)2021-01-04 17:49:44-18:51:41 ITV4 249 2 39 290 2.8%
18 FILM: Dr No (1962)2021-01-10 19:52:44-20:56:42 ITV4 259 22 8 289 2.3%
19 FILM: Dr No (1962)2021-01-10 18:46:19-19:48:16 ITV4 249 18 18 284 2.4%
20 FILM: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)2021-01-09 17:08:31-18:12:45 ITV4 221 10 15 245 2.2%
21 FILM: The Losers (2010)2021-01-09 22:54:52-24:00:03 ITV4 201 1 41 244 3.6%
22 ITV Racing: The Opening Show2021-01-09 09:30:00-10:29:48 ITV4 174 54 0 229 5.8%
23 FILM: The Towering Inferno2021-01-10 16:36:37-18:42:40 ITV4 212 14 0 226 2.3%
24 FILM: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)2021-01-09 16:03:29-17:04:03 ITV4 208 0 16 224 2.4%
25 FILM: The Jewel Of The Nile (1985)2021-01-10 14:23:46-15:26:16 ITV4 191 19 9 219 3.0%
26 FILM: The Towering Inferno2021-01-10 15:30:25-16:30:39 ITV4 209 5 0 214 2.5%
27 FILM: Romancing The Stone2021-01-09 19:20:55-20:18:35 ITV4 154 26 19 199 1.3%
28 Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport2021-01-07 20:33:39-21:01:07 ITV4 174 0 4 178 1.2%
29 The Chase Celebrity Special2021-01-05 18:59:54-20:00:19 ITV4 163 13 0 176 1.4%
30 FILM: The Losers (2010)2021-01-09 24:06:01-24:47:21 ITV4 117 8 49 173 3.6%
31 FILM: Romancing The Stone2021-01-09 18:16:24-19:16:27 ITV4 145 13 14 172 1.3%
32 The Chase Celebrity Special2021-01-08 18:59:56-20:00:06 ITV4 169 0 1 170 1.2%
33 Giant Lobster Hunters2021-01-06 21:00:50-21:59:36 ITV4 149 7 10 166 0.9%
34 Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport2021-01-07 20:01:29-20:29:00 ITV4 141 13 9 164 1.0%
35 Sherlock Holmes2021-01-10 11:03:04-13:16:02 ITV4 126 19 13 158 2.7%
36 The Chase Celebrity Special2021-01-07 18:59:39-20:00:22 ITV4 142 9 0 152 1.2%
37 Sherlock Holmes2021-01-08 12:31:41-13:35:06 ITV4 103 30 12 145 3.1%
38 FILM: The Jewel Of The Nile (1985)2021-01-10 13:20:31-14:19:18 ITV4 116 18 2 136 2.0%
39 FILM: The Waterboy (1998)2021-01-04 23:10:06-23:50:15 ITV4 130 0 0 130 2.3%
40 FILM: Get Carter2021-01-05 22:25:33-23:22:02 ITV4 117 0 4 121 1.6%
41 All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite2021-01-08 22:25:57-24:25:58 ITV4 64 22 30 115 1.7%
42 ITV Sport Stories2021-01-09 10:33:32-11:02:11 ITV4 107 7 0 114 2.5%
43 FILM: Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)2021-01-09 12:08:26-12:53:13 ITV4 111 0 0 111 2.0%
44 FILM: The Waterboy (1998)2021-01-04 22:03:32-23:04:08 ITV4 109 0 0 109 1.1%
45 Sherlock Holmes2021-01-05 12:31:51-13:34:26 ITV4 83 0 20 103 2.3%
46 Sherlock Holmes2021-01-06 12:47:28-13:48:06 ITV4 65 13 24 102 2.1%
47 FILM: Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)2021-01-09 11:07:22-12:03:58 ITV4 95 1 0 97 1.9%
48 FILM: Get Carter2021-01-05 23:26:30-24:38:06 ITV4 94 0 3 96 2.3%
49 The Sweeney2021-01-08 14:41:49-15:44:18 ITV4 73 23 0 96 1.4%
50 Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera2021-01-10 23:25:40-24:25:26 ITV4 91 0 0 91 2.1%
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