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 Resident2021-01-11 21:00:42-21:57:18 Sky Witness 48 136 266 450 2.2%
2 Transplant2021-01-12 21:00:42-21:57:21 Sky Witness 29 33 116 178 0.8%
3 UK Border Force2021-01-17 13:00:40-13:57:36 Sky Witness 103 0 1 104 1.4%
4 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-17 15:00:33-15:27:32 Sky Witness 97 0 0 97 1.2%
5 Customs UK2021-01-17 12:30:36-12:57:48 Sky Witness 93 0 0 93 1.6%
6 Stop Search Seize2021-01-11 16:00:39-16:57:41 Sky Witness 87 0 0 87 1.0%
7 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-17 15:30:31-15:56:38 Sky Witness 64 22 0 86 0.9%
8 Nothing To Declare2021-01-11 19:30:39-19:56:23 Sky Witness 70 15 0 86 0.6%
9 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-13 19:30:29-19:56:23 Sky Witness 69 15 0 84 0.5%
10 Nothing To Declare2021-01-15 19:00:43-19:26:34 Sky Witness 75 5 0 79 0.6%
11 Nothing To Declare2021-01-17 16:30:39-16:57:42 Sky Witness 69 2 0 71 0.6%
12 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2021-01-13 22:00:38-22:57:18 Sky Witness 48 9 14 70 0.8%
13 The Real A&E2021-01-11 15:30:41-15:56:42 Sky Witness 64 0 4 69 1.0%
14 Stop Search Seize2021-01-15 16:01:01-16:57:32 Sky Witness 61 7 0 68 0.8%
15 Nothing To Declare2021-01-11 18:00:50-18:26:04 Sky Witness 65 1 0 66 0.7%
16 Nothing To Declare2021-01-15 19:30:54-19:56:30 Sky Witness 65 0 0 65 0.4%
17 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-12 23:00:47-23:57:04 Sky Witness 52 2 11 65 1.1%
18 Nothing To Declare2021-01-17 14:00:39-14:27:53 Sky Witness 56 8 0 64 0.8%
19 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-17 23:00:34-23:57:06 Sky Witness 47 14 3 63 1.2%
20 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-16 18:00:38-18:25:43 Sky Witness 58 3 0 62 0.5%
21 Nothing To Declare2021-01-16 18:30:32-18:57:15 Sky Witness 61 0 0 61 0.4%
22 Nothing To Declare2021-01-11 18:30:31-18:57:42 Sky Witness 57 2 0 60 0.6%
23 Nothing To Declare2021-01-12 19:30:37-19:56:20 Sky Witness 45 15 0 59 0.5%
24 Nothing To Declare2021-01-11 19:00:30-19:27:52 Sky Witness 46 14 0 59 0.5%
25 The Real A&E2021-01-12 15:00:37-15:26:34 Sky Witness 49 3 7 59 1.0%
26 Nothing To Declare2021-01-17 08:30:35-08:56:37 Sky Witness 59 0 0 59 2.4%
27 Nothing To Declare2021-01-12 19:00:43-19:26:28 Sky Witness 44 15 0 59 0.4%
28 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2021-01-13 23:00:40-23:56:47 Sky Witness 48 5 6 58 1.1%
29 The Real A&E2021-01-12 15:30:41-15:56:57 Sky Witness 53 0 6 58 0.8%
30 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-13 19:00:36-19:27:39 Sky Witness 51 7 0 58 0.4%
31 Blue Bloods2021-01-11 14:00:35-14:56:46 Sky Witness 48 10 0 57 1.0%
32 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-16 17:30:34-17:56:18 Sky Witness 56 1 0 57 0.5%
33 Nothing To Declare2021-01-17 17:00:33-17:26:15 Sky Witness 55 0 0 55 0.4%
34 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-17 14:30:42-14:57:44 Sky Witness 55 0 0 55 0.7%
35 Nothing To Declare2021-01-11 17:00:34-17:26:34 Sky Witness 50 5 0 55 0.6%
36 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-14 18:30:33-18:57:53 Sky Witness 38 15 0 53 0.5%
37 Nothing To Declare2021-01-15 18:00:39-18:26:21 Sky Witness 53 0 0 53 0.6%
38 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-15 17:00:25-17:27:48 Sky Witness 47 5 0 52 0.5%
39 Blue Bloods2021-01-12 14:00:34-14:57:05 Sky Witness 51 0 0 51 0.9%
40 Stop Search Seize2021-01-12 16:00:44-16:57:35 Sky Witness 50 0 0 50 0.6%
41 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-17 16:00:37-16:27:50 Sky Witness 47 3 0 50 0.5%
42 Nothing To Declare2021-01-11 17:30:41-17:58:03 Sky Witness 44 6 0 49 0.5%
43 Nothing To Declare2021-01-15 17:30:37-17:57:50 Sky Witness 45 4 0 49 0.5%
44 Criminal Minds2021-01-15 12:00:35-12:56:51 Sky Witness 33 16 0 49 1.0%
45 Blue Bloods2021-01-11 13:00:37-13:57:07 Sky Witness 49 0 0 49 1.0%
46 Border Security: America's Front Line2021-01-13 18:30:42-18:57:37 Sky Witness 32 17 0 48 0.5%
47 Nothing To Declare2021-01-15 18:30:40-18:57:54 Sky Witness 48 0 0 48 0.5%
48 Nothing To Declare2021-01-12 18:30:46-18:55:54 Sky Witness 48 0 0 48 0.5%
49 Stop Search Seize2021-01-13 16:01:00-16:57:30 Sky Witness 36 10 0 46 0.6%
50 Blue Bloods2021-01-13 14:00:40-14:56:30 Sky Witness 45 0 0 45 0.8%
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