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 The Great British Bake Off2019-09-03 19:59:03-21:13:24 CH4 4,212 1,917 3,024 9,153 47.2%
2 A Confession2019-09-02 21:00:00-21:58:06 ITV1 3,871 883 2,323 7,077 40.3%
3 Coronation Street2019-09-02 19:31:32-19:57:14 ITV1 4,768 1,121 774 6,664 48.0%
4 Coronation Street2019-09-04 19:32:01-19:58:04 ITV1 4,595 1,135 713 6,443 45.4%
5 Coronation Street2019-09-02 20:29:00-20:55:30 ITV1 4,657 883 875 6,415 40.8%
6 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions2019-09-07 20:33:30-22:27:06 ITV1 4,135 1,007 1,035 6,177 46.2%
7 Coronation Street2019-09-06 19:32:11-19:58:55 ITV1 4,339 901 859 6,099 42.9%
8 Coronation Street2019-09-06 20:33:21-20:59:56 ITV1 4,226 759 1,039 6,023 38.3%
9 Emmerdale2019-09-02 19:00:10-19:26:09 ITV1 4,379 1,085 540 6,003 45.5%
10 Emmerdale2019-09-03 19:00:24-19:26:51 ITV1 4,418 981 570 5,969 44.6%
11 Coronation Street2019-09-04 20:29:48-20:56:14 ITV1 3,740 958 1,031 5,729 37.3%
12 Emmerdale2019-09-04 19:00:54-19:27:00 ITV1 4,151 1,019 473 5,643 41.4%
13 Emmerdale2019-09-05 20:00:00-20:26:33 ITV1 3,912 939 776 5,627 39.0%
14 Emmerdale2019-09-05 19:02:04-19:28:13 ITV1 3,893 1,070 641 5,604 42.9%
15 Emmerdale2019-09-06 19:00:24-19:27:01 ITV1 4,019 900 637 5,555 42.0%
16 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2019-09-08 19:59:03-20:58:24 ITV1 3,134 406 264 3,803 30.5%
17 Sanditon2019-09-08 21:02:22-22:00:48 ITV1 2,549 348 826 3,724 23.6%
18 The Chase2019-09-03 17:00:07-17:55:41 ITV1 3,254 294 41 3,589 45.5%
19 Itv News2019-09-02 18:30:00-18:51:59 ITV1 3,312 119 14 3,445 36.9%
20 Euro 2020 Qualifier Live2019-09-07 16:28:30-19:13:10 ITV1 3,147 188 43 3,377 36.3%
21 Deep Water2019-09-04 21:00:28-21:59:39 ITV1 2,091 349 856 3,296 20.0%
22 The Chase2019-09-02 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 2,999 188 82 3,269 41.8%
23 Itv News2019-09-03 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 3,074 149 0 3,222 34.7%
24 The Chase2019-09-06 16:59:41-17:55:41 ITV1 2,966 177 37 3,180 41.0%
25 The Best Little Prison In Britain?2019-09-04 20:02:24-20:25:39 ITV1 2,828 139 204 3,170 24.4%
26 Itv News2019-09-04 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 2,995 156 0 3,150 35.2%
27 The Chase2019-09-04 17:00:00-17:55:41 ITV1 2,845 237 54 3,136 40.2%
28 Billy Connolly's Great American Trail2019-09-05 21:02:02-22:00:26 ITV1 2,516 134 392 3,042 19.8%
29 The Chase2019-09-05 17:00:09-17:55:41 ITV1 2,732 228 46 3,006 41.7%
30 Itv News2019-09-06 18:30:00-18:54:22 ITV1 2,941 44 3 2,988 30.4%
31 Itv News2019-09-05 18:30:00-18:55:32 ITV1 2,607 173 0 2,781 31.2%
32 Catchphrase Celebrity Specials2019-09-07 19:34:12-20:29:24 ITV1 2,342 253 147 2,741 29.2%
33 Love Your Garden2019-09-03 19:59:43-20:59:10 ITV1 2,204 234 233 2,672 14.2%
34 Tipping Point Lucky Stars2019-09-08 18:00:24-18:54:49 ITV1 2,404 121 57 2,582 25.8%
35 Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen2019-09-02 20:03:04-20:26:39 ITV1 2,392 74 42 2,508 21.3%
36 Save Money: Good Health2019-09-03 19:31:32-19:54:52 ITV1 2,150 231 127 2,507 24.6%
37 5 Gold Rings2019-09-08 18:58:00-19:54:52 ITV1 2,170 190 51 2,412 21.6%
38 Grand Designs2019-09-04 21:01:19-22:00:31 CH4 1,688 196 524 2,409 14.8%
39 Itv News2019-09-08 17:30:15-17:44:19 ITV1 2,241 25 0 2,267 24.2%
40 Itv News2019-09-07 22:32:00-22:44:59 ITV1 2,115 125 4 2,245 24.6%
41 Tonight2019-09-05 19:32:54-19:56:52 ITV1 2,056 103 39 2,197 22.6%
42 Tipping Point2019-09-03 15:58:35-16:55:26 ITV1 2,042 123 19 2,184 37.3%
43 Tipping Point2019-09-06 15:58:30-16:55:29 ITV1 2,008 95 25 2,128 35.4%
44 Itv News At Ten2019-09-02 22:02:30-22:32:29 ITV1 1,948 170 10 2,127 23.1%
45 Tipping Point2019-09-02 15:58:30-16:55:32 ITV1 1,963 112 16 2,091 33.0%
46 Tipping Point2019-09-05 15:58:43-16:56:01 ITV1 1,955 103 26 2,084 36.9%
47 Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun2019-09-03 21:01:36-21:59:26 ITV1 1,479 201 399 2,080 13.9%
48 Tipping Point2019-09-04 15:58:37-16:55:51 ITV1 1,926 142 6 2,074 33.4%
49 Lethal Weapon2019-09-06 21:04:55-21:58:12 ITV1 1,300 224 549 2,073 14.6%
50 Treasure Island With Bear Grylls2019-09-08 21:00:56-22:00:08 CH4 1,132 194 638 1,963 12.5%
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