Top programmes report

week 12, March 16 - 22

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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 Racing2020-03-21 13:30:00-15:58:50 ITV4 423 14 0 437 6.5%
2 An Audience With...2020-03-19 21:02:39-22:07:29 ITV4 274 14 8 296 1.7%
3 FILM: Heartbreak Ridge (1986)2020-03-18 21:04:23-22:00:06 ITV4 220 9 9 238 1.5%
4 World Rally Championship Highlights2020-03-17 20:01:58-21:00:48 ITV4 138 26 70 233 1.4%
5 Giant Lobster Hunters2020-03-16 21:02:34-22:01:10 ITV4 176 31 24 232 1.4%
6 FILM: Heartbreak Ridge (1986)2020-03-18 22:04:35-23:40:17 ITV4 203 11 18 231 2.9%
7 FILM: Shalako (1968)2020-03-21 17:10:31-18:11:28 ITV4 200 11 1 212 2.0%
8 FILM: Pale Rider (1985)2020-03-16 23:06:59-24:21:13 ITV4 206 5 0 211 4.8%
9 FILM: Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)2020-03-21 12:45:21-13:24:56 ITV4 191 1 0 192 3.1%
10 River Monsters2020-03-21 20:33:03-21:34:52 ITV4 182 2 5 189 1.2%
11 FILM: Pale Rider (1985)2020-03-16 22:04:43-23:02:31 ITV4 186 3 0 188 2.1%
12 River Monsters2020-03-16 19:59:44-21:01:33 ITV4 141 5 38 184 1.4%
13 FILM: Shalako (1968)2020-03-21 16:03:19-17:06:22 ITV4 170 8 3 181 2.1%
14 An Audience With...2020-03-21 21:39:56-22:43:46 ITV4 128 4 42 174 1.3%
15 FILM: The Pink Panther (1964)2020-03-21 19:18:37-20:27:34 ITV4 152 14 8 174 1.0%
16 Sherlock Holmes2020-03-22 14:41:22-16:59:21 ITV4 159 6 7 172 2.2%
17 FILM: The Pink Panther (1964)2020-03-21 18:14:47-19:14:28 ITV4 133 23 1 157 1.1%
18 Minder2020-03-19 15:35:48-16:41:46 ITV4 133 0 14 146 2.0%
19 Fishing Allstars2020-03-20 19:59:17-21:00:10 ITV4 99 14 29 142 0.9%
20 Mr Bean2020-03-22 14:09:57-14:39:14 ITV4 126 2 10 138 2.1%
21 Monster Carp2020-03-17 21:01:42-22:01:21 ITV4 100 2 34 135 0.8%
22 The Professionals2020-03-19 16:46:53-17:49:39 ITV4 126 0 0 126 1.5%
23 FILM: Jaws 3-D (1983)2020-03-20 22:06:01-23:03:56 ITV4 118 0 4 122 1.1%
24 FILM: Blade: Trinty2020-03-21 23:50:06-24:56:31 ITV4 120 0 1 120 2.9%
25 FILM: Blade: Trinty2020-03-21 22:48:22-23:45:37 ITV4 120 0 0 120 1.5%
26 FILM: Jaws 3-D (1983)2020-03-20 21:04:09-22:01:32 ITV4 115 0 4 119 0.7%
27 The Chase2020-03-19 19:00:04-19:59:26 ITV4 83 25 11 118 0.9%
28 FILM: National Lampoon's Vacation2020-03-19 22:11:33-23:09:51 ITV4 110 2 5 117 1.3%
29 FILM: Jaws 3-D (1983)2020-03-22 22:23:25-23:21:00 ITV4 115 0 0 115 1.4%
30 Minder2020-03-16 15:38:53-16:43:31 ITV4 113 0 1 114 1.9%
31 FILM: Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)2020-03-21 11:43:13-12:41:12 ITV4 112 0 0 112 2.0%
32 FILM: Cahill U.S. Marshal2020-03-22 18:06:53-19:04:48 ITV4 109 0 0 109 1.0%
33 Junk & Disorderly2020-03-19 20:01:01-21:00:59 ITV4 96 0 13 109 0.7%
34 Made In Britain2020-03-18 20:00:15-20:59:54 ITV4 106 0 1 107 0.7%
35 Mr Bean2020-03-22 13:34:56-14:04:18 ITV4 88 3 16 107 1.7%
36 Minder2020-03-20 15:39:29-16:43:39 ITV4 93 9 3 106 1.6%
37 FILM: The Incredible Hulk (2008)2020-03-17 23:05:33-24:13:54 ITV4 95 6 0 102 2.2%
38 FILM: Shalako (1968)2020-03-22 20:16:29-21:17:45 ITV4 102 0 0 102 0.7%
39 All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite2020-03-20 23:09:30-25:18:56 ITV4 55 0 46 101 2.3%
40 FILM: Jaws 3-D (1983)2020-03-22 21:21:34-22:18:56 ITV4 90 11 0 100 0.7%
41 The Professionals2020-03-16 16:48:10-17:50:59 ITV4 99 0 0 99 1.4%
42 The Saint2020-03-20 14:36:08-15:37:01 ITV4 66 16 12 93 1.7%
43 The Professionals2020-03-20 16:48:36-17:52:15 ITV4 81 4 6 91 1.1%
44 The Chase2020-03-17 19:02:41-20:00:57 ITV4 89 1 0 90 0.7%
45 FILM: Shalako (1968)2020-03-22 19:08:37-20:12:20 ITV4 90 0 0 90 0.7%
46 Minder2020-03-18 16:41:57-17:47:57 ITV4 82 0 6 87 1.0%
47 The Saint2020-03-22 10:19:32-11:22:35 ITV4 81 7 0 87 1.8%
48 River Monsters2020-03-21 08:59:07-09:25:50 ITV4 87 0 0 87 2.8%
49 The Chase2020-03-18 18:59:38-19:58:39 ITV4 68 16 0 84 0.6%
50 FILM: National Lampoon's Vacation2020-03-19 23:14:20-24:09:53 ITV4 82 2 0 84 1.8%
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