Top programmes report

week 2, January 11 - 17

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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 The Masked Singer2021-01-16 19:01:44-20:28:25 ITV1 235 188 120 543 49.3%
2 Live Super Sunday2021-01-17 16:00:06-18:59:11 Sky Sports Main Event 321 84 0 406 38.9%
3 The Pembrokeshire Murders2021-01-12 21:00:00-22:00:19 ITV1 116 61 215 392 32.4%
4 The Pembrokeshire Murders2021-01-11 21:00:00-22:00:42 ITV1 137 80 163 379 32.4%
5 The Pembrokeshire Murders2021-01-13 21:00:25-22:01:05 ITV1 118 87 156 362 39.0%
6 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?2021-01-17 19:59:00-20:58:18 ITV1 210 62 28 300 35.7%
7 Finding Alice2021-01-17 21:00:50-21:59:50 ITV1 161 46 85 292 37.4%
8 Celebrity Catchphrase2021-01-16 18:00:25-18:59:03 ITV1 212 60 13 285 33.5%
9 Dancing On Ice2021-01-17 18:01:20-19:54:34 ITV1 185 88 11 284 29.0%
10 Coronation Street2021-01-15 19:31:31-20:28:52 ITV1 186 62 35 284 40.7%
11 Grand Designs2021-01-13 21:00:59-22:00:09 CH4 174 39 70 283 30.8%
12 Coronation Street2021-01-11 20:29:03-20:55:36 ITV1 147 101 31 279 32.7%
13 Coronation Street2021-01-11 19:30:33-19:56:37 ITV1 128 114 32 274 40.5%
14 Emmerdale2021-01-14 20:00:29-20:26:39 ITV1 151 72 32 255 26.9%
15 Emmerdale2021-01-14 19:00:35-19:26:43 ITV1 150 54 35 239 41.0%
16 Coronation Street2021-01-13 19:31:36-19:57:44 ITV1 122 85 30 237 29.9%
17 The Chase2021-01-15 16:59:57-17:55:41 ITV1 196 24 0 220 47.6%
18 Emmerdale2021-01-11 19:00:00-19:25:22 ITV1 125 88 7 219 40.3%
19 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown2021-01-14 21:01:00-22:00:36 CH4 75 33 104 213 20.9%
20 Coronation Street2021-01-13 20:29:53-20:56:17 ITV1 87 74 43 204 24.9%
21 Emmerdale2021-01-13 19:00:18-19:26:51 ITV1 130 67 5 202 28.9%
22 Emmerdale2021-01-15 18:59:55-19:26:32 ITV1 144 49 8 201 37.7%
23 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-01-13 18:30:00-18:53:54 ITV1 139 56 0 194 34.9%
24 The Chase2021-01-14 17:00:03-17:55:51 ITV1 163 23 0 187 40.9%
25 The Chase2021-01-13 17:00:11-17:55:51 ITV1 162 22 0 184 43.3%
26 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-01-15 18:30:00-18:53:32 ITV1 164 20 0 184 34.1%
27 The Voice2021-01-16 20:32:30-21:59:59 ITV1 120 39 20 179 27.9%
28 Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad2021-01-11 20:00:04-20:26:15 ITV1 109 28 41 178 24.8%
29 The Pembrokeshire Murders: Catching The Gameshow Killer2021-01-14 21:01:50-22:00:07 ITV1 77 56 33 167 16.5%
30 999: What's Your Emergency?2021-01-11 21:00:54-22:00:10 CH4 91 25 49 165 14.2%
31 The Last Leg2021-01-15 21:01:00-22:28:27 CH4 97 52 12 161 27.1%
32 Kirstie And Phil's Love It Or List It2021-01-13 19:59:02-20:58:11 CH4 89 40 32 161 21.6%
33 The Simpsons2021-01-15 18:03:09-18:27:34 CH4 158 0 0 158 28.9%
34 Emmerdale2021-01-12 18:59:10-19:25:36 ITV1 106 30 22 158 22.1%
35 ITV News2021-01-17 22:00:10-22:13:09 ITV1 130 23 3 156 22.9%
36 Paul Sinha's Tv Showdown2021-01-16 22:04:25-22:39:24 ITV1 138 8 8 154 26.1%
37 The Chase2021-01-12 17:00:02-17:55:51 ITV1 145 4 1 150 37.9%
38 Premier League2021-01-12 20:02:36-22:51:19 Sky Sports Main Event 128 21 0 149 18.3%
39 The Martin Lewis Money Show Live2021-01-14 20:31:45-20:57:59 ITV1 90 36 20 146 17.1%
40 Live Super Sunday2021-01-17 13:59:00-15:55:03 Sky Sports Main Event 87 56 0 144 24.0%
41 Premier League2021-01-16 16:57:49-19:40:31 Sky Sports Main Event 66 68 0 134 16.7%
42 The Great Pottery Throw Down2021-01-17 19:47:54-20:59:36 CH4 65 35 28 127 15.5%
43 The Simpsons2021-01-15 18:31:47-18:56:29 CH4 119 0 8 127 23.6%
44 24 Hours In A&E2021-01-12 21:01:07-22:00:13 CH4 91 2 29 121 10.6%
45 ITV News Weekday Teatime2021-01-11 18:30:00-18:53:34 ITV1 106 15 0 121 34.3%
46 The Chase2021-01-11 16:59:58-17:55:51 ITV1 96 23 0 119 30.7%
47 George Clarke's Amazing Spaces Box Set2021-01-14 19:59:03-20:58:12 CH4 62 33 20 115 12.8%
48 Cornwall And Devon Walks With Julia Bradbury2021-01-13 20:02:18-20:26:17 ITV1 88 25 0 112 16.8%
49 Premier League2021-01-13 17:30:00-20:13:05 BT Sport 1 59 52 0 111 18.5%
50 Tonight2021-01-14 19:31:23-19:55:29 ITV1 97 14 0 111 18.4%
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