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 World Cup: Qualifiers2021-10-12 19:14:00-21:58:30 ITV 318 37 0 354 35.6%
2 Emmerdale2021-10-15 19:00:39-19:27:02 ITV 122 62 61 245 52.6%
3 Coronation Street2021-10-13 20:29:08-20:55:42 ITV 159 21 46 226 47.1%
4 Coronation Street2021-10-15 19:31:41-19:58:04 ITV 107 56 54 217 48.9%
5 Emmerdale2021-10-13 19:00:30-19:27:02 ITV 150 29 23 202 37.0%
6 Emmerdale2021-10-14 19:02:38-19:29:13 ITV 122 36 34 192 43.3%
7 Coronation Street2021-10-13 19:31:29-19:58:04 ITV 136 30 22 188 39.4%
8 Coronation Street2021-10-15 20:30:47-20:57:21 ITV 85 45 47 177 32.7%
9 Emmerdale2021-10-14 20:00:58-20:27:29 ITV 68 38 67 173 36.2%
10 The Larkins2021-10-17 19:59:28-20:58:24 ITV 105 17 50 172 27.2%
11 The Martin Lewis Money Show Live2021-10-14 20:31:45-20:57:59 ITV 98 13 49 161 37.4%
12 Emmerdale2021-10-12 18:43:35-19:09:50 ITV 101 53 5 158 44.7%
13 Family Fortunes2021-10-17 18:59:00-19:55:38 ITV 98 46 14 158 29.3%
14 Hollington Drive2021-10-13 21:00:09-21:58:58 ITV 85 16 48 149 23.2%
15 Coronation Street2021-10-11 19:31:54-19:57:44 ITV 91 29 18 138 37.8%
16 Coronation Street2021-10-11 20:30:06-20:56:17 ITV 89 31 17 136 27.2%
17 Beat The Chasers2021-10-16 20:33:23-21:33:47 ITV 109 17 9 136 32.1%
18 Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport2021-10-13 20:02:20-20:25:31 ITV 120 4 12 136 28.7%
19 Angela Black2021-10-17 21:02:31-22:02:12 ITV 56 74 4 134 24.6%
20 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-10-15 18:30:00-18:54:17 ITV 126 0 0 126 39.4%
21 Emmerdale2021-10-11 19:00:27-19:27:01 ITV 89 7 20 117 34.6%
22 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-10-13 18:30:00-18:54:02 ITV 106 0 0 106 36.3%
23 Premier League2021-10-16 11:30:00-14:53:10 BT Sport 1 35 71 0 106 39.4%
24 The Chase2021-10-13 16:59:54-17:55:51 ITV 100 0 0 100 46.3%
25 The Cube2021-10-16 19:29:26-20:28:47 ITV 85 0 15 100 26.2%
26 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-10-14 18:30:00-18:56:12 ITV 84 9 0 93 35.6%
27 The Chase2021-10-14 16:59:57-17:55:51 ITV 75 17 0 92 38.0%
28 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-10-12 18:15:00-18:37:32 ITV 88 4 0 92 30.3%
29 Grantchester2021-10-15 21:01:44-22:00:38 ITV 48 36 0 84 14.8%
30 Celebrity Catchphrase2021-10-16 18:29:13-19:24:44 ITV 61 11 11 83 19.2%
31 Gps: Behind Closed Doors2021-10-12 19:00:00-19:55:25 Channel 5 68 8 6 82 16.0%
32 Super Sunday2021-10-17 16:00:39-18:51:28 Sky Sports Main Event 61 20 0 81 17.6%
33 The Motorway Cops: Fast & Furious2021-10-11 20:01:40-20:58:04 Channel 5 51 2 23 76 16.2%
34 Super Sunday2021-10-17 16:00:39-19:49:14 Sky Sports Premier League 44 30 0 74 15.6%
35 Tonight2021-10-14 19:33:44-19:57:42 ITV 73 0 0 73 18.5%
36 Hell's Kitchen (USA)2021-10-14 21:01:21-21:58:11 ITV2 0 7 63 70 10.6%
37 Question Team2021-10-12 22:00:39-23:00:51 Dave 38 0 31 69 15.7%
38 Code Of A Killer2021-10-11 21:00:32-22:20:36 ITV 59 8 2 69 11.6%
39 Hell's Kitchen (USA)2021-10-15 21:00:12-21:57:21 ITV2 13 4 49 67 11.7%
40 The Chase2021-10-12 16:59:41-17:55:51 ITV 56 10 0 66 32.4%
41 American Dad!2021-10-13 23:23:42-23:48:48 ITV2 59 3 2 64 32.1%
42 Family Guy2021-10-13 22:54:57-23:19:44 ITV2 49 3 12 64 25.9%
43 Family Guy2021-10-15 22:28:41-22:54:18 ITV2 43 8 13 64 14.9%
44 The Abduction Of Lesley Whittle2021-10-11 21:02:17-22:51:23 Channel 5 33 6 23 62 12.5%
45 World Cup 2022 Qualifiers2021-10-12 19:00:00-22:16:13 Sky Sports Main Event 28 34 0 62 6.8%
46 Family Guy2021-10-13 22:29:00-22:54:07 ITV2 59 3 0 62 19.3%
47 Alexander Armstrong In Iceland2021-10-13 21:02:20-21:59:40 Channel 5 50 1 10 61 9.5%
48 ITV News Weekend Teatime2021-10-16 18:00:10-18:15:09 ITV 54 7 0 61 20.4%
49 Have I Got News For You2021-10-13 24:39:53-25:39:50 Dave 60 0 0 60 58.2%
50 Autumn On The Farm Including Green Special2021-10-13 20:00:49-20:57:50 Channel 5 58 2 0 60 12.9%
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