Top programmes report

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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’s some information about the data you can see on this page:

  • Live: the audience who watched the programme at the time of transmission on a TV set.
  • VOSDAL: this is ‘Viewing-On-Same-Day-As-Live’.  The audience who watched a recorded or on-demand programme that has been viewed on the same day as the original broadcast (on a TV set).
  • Time-Shifted: the audience who watched the programme recorded or on-demand between 1 and 7 days post-broadcast (on a TV set).
  • 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 broadcaster TV viewing (on a TV set) unless ALL TV is selected, in which case the share is of all broadcaster TV viewing (on a TV set).

Rank Programme Channel Live
('000)
VOSDAL
('000)
Time-Shifted
('000)
Total Audience
('000)
Share
1 Hornby: A Model World2021-10-11 21:00:48-22:01:22 Yesterday 341 35 275 651 4.4%
2 The Architecture The Railways Built2021-10-11 20:00:47-21:00:48 Yesterday 159 6 82 247 1.9%
3 Abandoned Engineering2021-10-15 20:00:27-21:00:41 Yesterday 110 1 87 198 1.6%
4 Dinnerladies2021-10-16 21:20:35-22:00:28 Yesterday 158 0 8 166 1.5%
5 One Foot In The Grave2021-10-17 21:40:26-22:20:01 Yesterday 158 1 2 162 1.5%
6 Bangers And Cash2021-10-12 19:00:57-20:00:24 Yesterday 153 0 0 153 1.4%
7 Hornby: A Model World2021-10-14 20:01:05-21:00:44 Yesterday 123 0 25 149 1.2%
8 One Foot In The Grave2021-10-17 21:02:19-21:40:26 Yesterday 148 0 0 148 1.2%
9 Great Continental Railway Journeys2021-10-16 19:01:14-20:02:06 Yesterday 124 0 19 142 1.7%
10 One Foot In The Grave2021-10-17 22:20:01-23:00:09 Yesterday 129 0 10 139 2.0%
11 Bangers And Cash2021-10-15 19:00:58-20:00:27 Yesterday 103 6 30 138 1.2%
12 Bangers And Cash2021-10-14 19:01:29-20:01:05 Yesterday 130 4 4 137 1.3%
13 WW2-Battles For Europe2021-10-17 15:01:43-16:00:11 Yesterday 113 5 0 119 1.8%
14 WW2-Battles For Europe2021-10-17 14:01:15-15:01:43 Yesterday 118 0 0 118 2.0%
15 Great Continental Railway Journeys2021-10-16 18:01:50-19:01:14 Yesterday 106 0 5 111 1.3%
16 Dinnerladies2021-10-16 20:02:06-20:41:08 Yesterday 101 8 3 111 1.4%
17 Great British Railway Journeys2021-10-13 18:31:54-19:01:33 Yesterday 91 0 20 111 1.4%
18 Steam Train Britain2021-10-11 22:01:22-23:01:11 Yesterday 93 4 5 103 1.3%
19 Dinnerladies2021-10-16 20:41:08-21:20:35 Yesterday 100 0 0 100 1.0%
20 Living With Hitler2021-10-17 16:00:11-17:01:11 Yesterday 91 7 0 98 1.3%
21 Bangers And Cash2021-10-13 19:01:33-20:01:08 Yesterday 90 0 1 92 0.8%
22 Great British Railway Journeys2021-10-11 18:31:04-19:00:39 Yesterday 91 0 0 91 1.2%
23 Great British Railway Journeys2021-10-14 18:31:54-19:01:29 Yesterday 89 0 0 89 1.1%
24 Bangers And Cash2021-10-11 19:00:39-20:00:47 Yesterday 86 1 0 87 0.8%
25 Abandoned Engineering2021-10-14 14:00:16-15:00:25 Yesterday 80 6 0 86 2.3%
26 Bangers And Cash2021-10-11 23:01:11-24:00:11 Yesterday 73 4 0 77 1.9%
27 Great Continental Railway Journeys2021-10-16 17:00:46-18:01:50 Yesterday 74 2 0 77 1.1%
28 Nazi Hunters2021-10-12 20:00:24-21:01:03 Yesterday 46 0 31 77 0.4%
29 Living With Hitler2021-10-17 17:01:11-18:00:18 Yesterday 67 7 0 74 0.8%
30 Living With Hitler2021-10-12 16:00:19-17:00:03 Yesterday 68 0 6 74 1.4%
31 Abandoned Engineering2021-10-12 15:00:15-16:00:19 Yesterday 58 16 0 74 1.7%
32 World War 2 From Above2021-10-12 17:00:03-18:00:07 Yesterday 71 0 3 73 1.1%
33 WW2-Battles For Europe2021-10-17 13:00:50-14:01:15 Yesterday 63 9 0 72 1.4%
34 Bangers And Cash2021-10-17 23:00:09-24:00:05 Yesterday 65 0 5 70 1.6%
35 Abandoned Engineering2021-10-12 14:00:11-15:00:15 Yesterday 47 15 7 69 1.9%
36 Great British Railway Journeys2021-10-11 18:00:03-18:31:04 Yesterday 65 0 0 65 0.9%
37 Great British Railway Journeys2021-10-15 18:31:49-19:00:58 Yesterday 60 0 4 64 0.8%
38 Great British Railway Journeys2021-10-13 18:00:06-18:31:54 Yesterday 53 0 10 64 0.9%
39 Nazi Hunters2021-10-17 18:00:18-19:00:27 Yesterday 60 0 4 63 0.6%
40 Narrow Escapes Of World War II2021-10-12 22:01:01-23:00:56 Yesterday 62 0 0 62 0.8%
41 Porridge2021-10-15 21:00:41-21:39:25 Yesterday 62 0 0 62 0.5%
42 Abandoned Engineering2021-10-11 15:01:08-16:00:16 Yesterday 47 15 0 62 1.7%
43 Secrets Of The Transport Museum2021-10-14 21:00:44-22:00:59 Yesterday 61 0 0 61 0.4%
44 Porridge2021-10-15 21:39:25-22:19:44 Yesterday 60 1 0 61 0.6%
45 Great Continental Railway Journeys2021-10-16 16:01:11-17:00:46 Yesterday 46 5 10 61 1.0%
46 The Architecture The Railways Built2021-10-14 22:00:59-23:01:01 Yesterday 51 0 9 59 0.8%
47 Abandoned Engineering2021-10-14 15:00:25-16:00:16 Yesterday 59 0 0 59 1.5%
48 Bangers And Cash2021-10-13 21:01:18-22:00:38 Yesterday 53 0 4 57 0.4%
49 Great British Railway Journeys2021-10-14 18:00:08-18:31:54 Yesterday 57 0 0 57 0.8%
50 Adolf Hitler's War2021-10-11 17:00:15-18:00:03 Yesterday 57 0 0 57 0.8%
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