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 Merlin2021-01-15 20:00:44-20:58:52 Pick 158 0 49 207 1.5%
2 Merlin2021-01-12 20:00:37-20:58:57 Pick 145 1 30 175 1.2%
3 Ghost Whisperer2021-01-12 19:00:31-19:58:48 Pick 155 12 1 168 1.2%
4 Ghost Whisperer2021-01-11 19:00:39-19:58:29 Pick 150 16 1 167 1.2%
5 Merlin2021-01-15 19:00:39-19:58:54 Pick 130 1 30 160 1.2%
6 Merlin2021-01-14 20:00:24-20:58:20 Pick 128 4 20 151 1.0%
7 Merlin2021-01-11 20:00:18-20:58:28 Pick 123 2 17 141 0.9%
8 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine2021-01-11 18:00:37-18:57:39 Pick 121 13 0 133 1.4%
9 Caught On Dashcam2021-01-17 13:00:23-13:56:41 Pick 120 10 0 130 1.8%
10 Merlin2021-01-13 20:00:52-20:59:03 Pick 82 0 43 126 0.8%
11 Caught On Dashcam2021-01-16 20:00:23-20:58:45 Pick 100 3 14 117 0.8%
12 Merlin2021-01-14 19:00:12-19:58:34 Pick 64 6 47 117 0.9%
13 Monkey Life2021-01-17 16:00:44-16:26:41 Pick 114 0 0 114 1.1%
14 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine2021-01-15 18:00:43-18:57:39 Pick 97 5 10 112 1.2%
15 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine2021-01-12 18:00:37-18:57:41 Pick 93 12 0 105 1.1%
16 Monkey Life2021-01-17 15:30:36-15:56:40 Pick 101 0 0 101 1.1%
17 Merlin2021-01-13 19:00:46-19:59:03 Pick 56 3 40 99 0.7%
18 Monkey Life2021-01-17 15:00:31-15:26:38 Pick 97 0 0 97 1.2%
19 Worlds Most Evil Killers2021-01-11 21:00:08-21:57:19 Pick 75 11 11 96 0.5%
20 UK Border Force2021-01-17 08:00:30-08:57:45 Pick 93 0 0 93 4.3%
21 Worlds Most Evil Killers2021-01-17 21:00:45-22:00:06 Pick 91 0 0 91 0.5%
22 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine2021-01-14 18:00:12-18:58:43 Pick 74 12 1 87 0.9%
23 Monkey Life2021-01-17 14:00:39-14:26:38 Pick 85 0 0 85 1.0%
24 The Force: Essex2021-01-16 21:00:38-21:57:42 Pick 77 6 0 82 0.6%
25 Britain's Most Evil Killers2021-01-15 21:00:31-21:57:52 Pick 82 0 0 82 0.6%
26 Border Security: Canada's Front Line2021-01-11 16:01:03-16:26:53 Pick 80 0 0 80 1.0%
27 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-17 20:30:48-20:59:05 Pick 77 1 0 78 0.5%
28 Killer Families2021-01-11 22:00:22-22:57:16 Pick 48 0 30 78 0.8%
29 Caught On Dashcam2021-01-16 19:00:20-19:58:35 Pick 77 0 0 77 0.5%
30 Monkey Life2021-01-17 14:30:36-14:56:13 Pick 77 0 0 77 0.9%
31 Nothing To Declare2021-01-13 15:30:42-15:58:33 Pick 76 0 0 76 1.1%
32 The Force: Essex2021-01-15 22:00:36-22:57:55 Pick 75 0 0 75 0.8%
33 Nothing To Declare2021-01-16 09:30:06-09:57:10 Pick 75 0 0 75 2.1%
34 Brit Cops: Rapid Response2021-01-17 17:00:35-17:57:31 Pick 75 0 0 75 0.5%
35 Monkey Life2021-01-17 16:30:45-16:56:26 Pick 74 0 0 74 0.6%
36 Nothing To Declare2021-01-16 10:30:15-10:56:31 Pick 74 0 0 74 1.5%
37 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine2021-01-13 18:00:41-18:57:57 Pick 58 16 0 74 0.8%
38 Border Patrol2021-01-12 28:30:33-28:55:07 Pick 67 0 7 73 11.7%
39 Border Patrol2021-01-16 12:29:31-12:55:42 Pick 68 0 1 69 1.1%
40 Highway Patrol2021-01-17 12:00:34-12:25:54 Pick 55 0 14 69 1.2%
41 UK Border Force2021-01-17 09:00:34-09:57:42 Pick 69 0 0 69 2.1%
42 Motorway Patrol2021-01-17 11:00:35-11:26:24 Pick 68 0 0 68 1.3%
43 Highway Cops2021-01-17 10:00:31-10:26:18 Pick 68 0 0 68 1.6%
44 Border Patrol2021-01-17 07:30:35-07:54:21 Pick 60 7 0 67 5.1%
45 Nothing To Declare2021-01-14 15:00:29-15:27:53 Pick 66 0 0 66 1.0%
46 Border Security: Canada's Front Line2021-01-13 16:30:47-16:56:05 Pick 66 0 0 66 0.8%
47 Nothing To Declare2021-01-12 29:32:15-29:59:59 Pick 66 0 0 66 9.9%
48 Highway Cops2021-01-17 10:30:37-10:56:22 Pick 65 0 0 65 1.4%
49 Highway Cops2021-01-16 18:00:11-18:26:09 Pick 65 0 0 65 0.5%
50 Brit Cops: Rapid Response2021-01-16 23:00:40-23:57:29 Pick 65 0 0 65 0.9%
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