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 NCIS: Los Angeles2021-01-17 22:00:42-22:55:36 Sky 1 84 125 544 753 8.0%
2 Magnum P.I.2021-01-17 21:01:35-21:56:09 Sky 1 172 132 426 730 4.2%
3 A Discovery Of Witches2021-01-15 21:00:57-21:55:26 Sky 1 49 19 422 490 3.8%
4 Straight Talking2021-01-13 26:00:15-26:55:39 Sky 1 3 115 264 382 27.3%
5 Straight Talking2021-01-14 21:00:51-21:59:05 Sky 1 107 26 89 222 1.4%
6 A Discovery Of Witches2021-01-11 23:30:47-24:25:29 Sky 1 40 5 166 211 4.2%
7 The Simpsons2021-01-17 18:00:23-18:25:58 Sky 1 194 8 0 203 1.3%
8 The Simpsons2021-01-17 19:30:56-19:55:34 Sky 1 181 7 0 188 1.3%
9 The Simpsons2021-01-17 18:30:22-18:55:55 Sky 1 178 3 0 181 1.3%
10 The Simpsons2021-01-17 19:00:29-19:25:53 Sky 1 174 3 1 178 1.3%
11 A Discovery Of Witches2021-01-14 22:01:38-22:56:10 Sky 1 33 6 130 169 1.9%
12 The Simpsons2021-01-12 19:00:41-19:26:20 Sky 1 160 0 0 160 1.1%
13 The Simpsons2021-01-12 19:30:44-19:56:17 Sky 1 156 0 0 156 1.2%
14 The Simpsons2021-01-12 18:30:50-18:56:27 Sky 1 128 25 0 153 1.5%
15 The Simpsons2021-01-11 18:30:40-18:56:21 Sky 1 142 5 0 147 1.5%
16 The Simpsons2021-01-14 19:00:58-19:26:11 Sky 1 140 3 0 143 1.1%
17 The Simpsons2021-01-12 20:01:11-20:26:25 Sky 1 133 8 0 140 1.0%
18 FILM: Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (2011)2021-01-11 21:00:40-23:24:54 Sky 1 93 25 22 140 1.1%
19 FILM: Ender's Game (2013)2021-01-13 21:00:35-23:09:49 Sky 1 106 5 27 137 1.0%
20 The Simpsons2021-01-17 17:30:35-17:55:59 Sky 1 137 0 0 137 1.0%
21 The Simpsons2021-01-14 18:30:22-18:56:04 Sky 1 112 20 2 134 1.4%
22 The Simpsons2021-01-15 20:00:43-20:25:51 Sky 1 65 14 48 127 0.8%
23 Modern Family2021-01-14 16:30:54-16:55:32 Sky 1 50 0 73 123 1.3%
24 Modern Family2021-01-17 09:05:10-09:27:48 Sky 1 45 61 15 122 4.2%
25 Modern Family2021-01-15 16:00:35-16:25:49 Sky 1 31 16 75 121 1.6%
26 Soccer AM2021-01-16 10:30:00-11:57:45 Sky 1 110 6 5 121 2.3%
27 Karl Pilkington: The Moaning Of Life2021-01-12 21:01:22-21:57:46 Sky 1 91 11 13 115 0.5%
28 Rob & Romesh Vs...2021-01-17 19:59:51-20:57:28 Sky 1 98 1 16 115 0.8%
29 FILM: Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (2011)2021-01-16 21:01:35-23:23:58 Sky 1 84 18 13 114 1.0%
30 The Simpsons2021-01-11 19:00:45-19:26:19 Sky 1 103 4 0 107 0.8%
31 Modern Family2021-01-12 16:00:42-16:25:42 Sky 1 31 1 73 105 1.3%
32 Modern Family2021-01-11 16:30:51-16:55:35 Sky 1 18 2 82 102 1.2%
33 Freddie Down Under2021-01-14 20:00:35-20:57:39 Sky 1 72 17 12 101 0.6%
34 The Simpsons2021-01-14 19:30:25-19:56:07 Sky 1 98 2 0 100 0.8%
35 Modern Family2021-01-11 16:00:55-16:25:49 Sky 1 21 0 75 96 1.2%
36 The Simpsons2021-01-16 19:30:10-19:56:10 Sky 1 83 13 0 96 0.6%
37 The Simpsons2021-01-13 18:30:44-18:56:14 Sky 1 71 25 0 96 1.0%
38 The Simpsons2021-01-16 19:00:11-19:26:16 Sky 1 88 7 0 95 0.6%
39 The Simpsons2021-01-15 18:30:39-18:56:13 Sky 1 65 28 0 93 1.0%
40 The Simpsons2021-01-13 19:30:45-19:56:18 Sky 1 88 0 4 92 0.6%
41 The Simpsons2021-01-17 11:30:09-11:55:51 Sky 1 87 3 0 90 1.6%
42 Futurama2021-01-15 18:00:39-18:25:46 Sky 1 55 34 0 88 0.9%
43 Futurama2021-01-13 18:00:44-18:25:51 Sky 1 60 27 0 87 0.9%
44 A League Of Their Own: European Road Trip2021-01-11 20:00:32-20:58:03 Sky 1 81 3 0 84 0.5%
45 Macgyver2021-01-11 15:00:26-15:56:53 Sky 1 74 3 6 84 1.3%
46 Modern Family2021-01-13 16:30:43-16:55:29 Sky 1 4 0 79 83 1.0%
47 The Simpsons2021-01-11 19:30:43-19:56:09 Sky 1 77 5 0 82 0.5%
48 The Simpsons2021-01-15 19:00:47-19:26:21 Sky 1 77 6 0 82 0.7%
49 The Simpsons2021-01-13 19:00:48-19:26:21 Sky 1 79 2 0 81 0.6%
50 The Simpsons2021-01-16 18:30:23-18:56:17 Sky 1 78 1 0 79 0.5%
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