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 Live Super Sunday2021-01-17 16:00:06-18:59:11 Sky Sports Main Event 2,022 433 0 2,455 18.3%
2 Live Super Sunday2021-01-17 13:59:00-15:55:03 Sky Sports Main Event 921 141 0 1,061 12.6%
3 Premier League2021-01-12 20:02:36-22:51:19 Sky Sports Main Event 855 126 1 982 6.2%
4 Premier League2021-01-16 16:57:49-19:40:31 Sky Sports Main Event 788 156 0 945 7.0%
5 Premier League2021-01-16 14:30:00-16:52:45 Sky Sports Main Event 712 44 0 755 8.7%
6 Premier League2021-01-14 19:30:00-22:25:46 Sky Sports Main Event 584 71 0 655 4.6%
7 Premier League2021-01-12 17:30:00-19:57:33 Sky Sports Main Event 565 69 0 634 5.5%
8 Live Super Sunday2021-01-17 19:02:55-21:32:21 Sky Sports Main Event 450 90 0 540 3.6%
9 SPFL2021-01-17 12:13:22-13:55:41 Sky Sports Main Event 321 21 0 342 5.1%
10 English Football League (EFL)2021-01-16 12:00:00-14:25:56 Sky Sports Main Event 222 35 0 257 3.9%
11 SPFL2021-01-11 19:00:00-22:11:59 Sky Sports Main Event 152 34 0 186 1.2%
12 Test Match Cricket2021-01-17 06:00:00-12:12:47 Sky Sports Main Event 161 19 0 181 6.1%
13 Live Sri Lanka V England 1St Test2021-01-14 06:00:33-12:02:37 Sky Sports Main Event 142 6 0 148 5.0%
14 Live Sri Lanka V England 1St Test2021-01-16 06:00:00-11:59:24 Sky Sports Main Event 136 10 0 146 5.1%
15 English Football League (EFL)2021-01-16 19:44:47-21:58:25 Sky Sports Main Event 99 10 2 110 0.7%
16 Cricket Debate2021-01-14 12:06:58-12:35:07 Sky Sports Main Event 104 0 0 104 2.2%
17 Sky Sports News2021-01-14 22:30:15-22:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 87 1 0 88 1.1%
18 NFL: American Football Live2021-01-17 21:32:21-23:27:00 Sky Sports Main Event 59 18 1 78 0.8%
19 NFL: American Football Live2021-01-16 22:02:46-24:46:47 Sky Sports Main Event 33 28 1 62 0.8%
20 The Transfer Show2021-01-13 19:00:00-19:55:13 Sky Sports Main Event 50 7 0 57 0.4%
21 The Transfer Show2021-01-12 17:00:15-17:26:43 Sky Sports Main Event 50 6 0 56 0.5%
22 Sky Sports News2021-01-14 23:00:15-23:56:58 Sky Sports Main Event 54 2 0 56 1.0%
23 The Transfer Show2021-01-14 19:00:00-19:26:13 Sky Sports Main Event 53 2 0 55 0.4%
24 Sky Sports News2021-01-13 20:00:00-20:55:13 Sky Sports Main Event 46 4 0 50 0.3%
25 Sky Sports News2021-01-11 22:30:15-22:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 45 2 0 47 0.6%
26 Sky Sports News2021-01-12 23:00:15-23:56:58 Sky Sports Main Event 41 1 0 42 0.7%
27 Sky Sports News2021-01-13 21:00:15-21:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 42 0 0 42 0.2%
28 NFL: American Football Live2021-01-17 23:30:00-27:09:32 Sky Sports Main Event 36 2 2 40 1.7%
29 The Transfer Show2021-01-13 17:00:15-17:26:43 Sky Sports Main Event 29 11 0 40 0.4%
30 Sky Sports News2021-01-12 16:00:00-16:55:13 Sky Sports Main Event 32 0 0 32 0.4%
31 The Football Show2021-01-14 12:36:33-12:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 30 1 0 31 0.7%
32 Sky Sports News2021-01-11 18:00:15-18:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 27 1 0 28 0.3%
33 The Transfer Show2021-01-11 17:00:15-17:26:43 Sky Sports Main Event 11 16 0 28 0.3%
34 Sky Sports News2021-01-13 17:30:05-17:55:29 Sky Sports Main Event 15 12 0 27 0.2%
35 The Football Show2021-01-11 11:00:15-11:55:38 Sky Sports Main Event 21 6 0 27 0.6%
36 Sky Sports News2021-01-12 15:00:00-15:55:13 Sky Sports Main Event 26 0 0 26 0.4%
37 Transfer Talk2021-01-14 13:00:15-13:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 26 0 0 26 0.5%
38 Transfer Centre2021-01-13 22:00:15-22:26:28 Sky Sports Main Event 25 0 0 25 0.2%
39 NFL: American Football Live2021-01-16 24:49:53-28:11:23 Sky Sports Main Event 9 15 1 24 1.3%
40 Sky Sports News2021-01-14 18:00:15-18:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 24 0 0 24 0.2%
41 Sky Sports News2021-01-11 14:00:00-14:55:13 Sky Sports Main Event 24 0 0 24 0.4%
42 Live Sri Lanka V England 1St Test2021-01-17 28:10:00-29:59:59 Sky Sports Main Event 17 6 0 23 3.7%
43 Sky Sports News2021-01-13 18:00:15-18:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 11 12 0 23 0.2%
44 Sky Sports News2021-01-13 16:00:00-16:55:13 Sky Sports Main Event 22 0 0 22 0.3%
45 Transfer Talk2021-01-11 13:00:15-13:55:29 Sky Sports Main Event 21 0 0 21 0.4%
46 Test Match Cricket2021-01-16 28:36:01-29:59:59 Sky Sports Main Event 9 12 0 20 2.6%
47 Sky Sports News2021-01-13 09:00:15-09:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 20 0 0 20 0.7%
48 The Football Show2021-01-11 12:00:24-12:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 15 5 0 20 0.5%
49 Sky Sports News2021-01-11 15:00:00-15:55:13 Sky Sports Main Event 19 1 0 19 0.3%
50 Sky Sports News2021-01-13 22:30:05-22:55:28 Sky Sports Main Event 18 0 0 18 0.2%
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