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 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-14 19:32:00-20:01:33 Yesterday 283 10 6 298 2.4%
2 Abandoned Engineering2021-01-13 20:01:22-21:01:48 Yesterday 155 11 107 273 1.8%
3 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-15 19:31:38-20:00:58 Yesterday 239 9 6 254 1.7%
4 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-15 19:00:27-19:31:38 Yesterday 236 6 6 247 2.0%
5 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-11 19:00:44-19:31:59 Yesterday 230 3 3 236 1.8%
6 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-13 19:31:51-20:01:22 Yesterday 207 6 10 223 1.4%
7 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-14 19:00:57-19:32:00 Yesterday 201 17 5 223 1.7%
8 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-12 19:30:47-20:00:24 Yesterday 190 19 5 215 1.7%
9 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-16 19:00:19-19:32:01 Yesterday 196 10 0 206 1.3%
10 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-11 19:31:59-20:01:27 Yesterday 203 3 0 206 1.4%
11 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-13 19:00:43-19:31:51 Yesterday 177 9 3 189 1.4%
12 Open All Hours2021-01-16 20:40:47-21:20:38 Yesterday 177 0 8 185 1.3%
13 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-16 19:32:01-20:01:25 Yesterday 181 0 0 181 1.1%
14 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-12 19:00:15-19:30:47 Yesterday 166 1 5 172 1.2%
15 Sounds Of The Sixties2021-01-16 23:00:22-23:31:14 Yesterday 170 0 0 170 2.2%
16 Open All Hours2021-01-16 21:20:38-22:00:27 Yesterday 168 0 1 169 1.2%
17 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-16 18:30:57-19:00:19 Yesterday 168 0 0 168 1.1%
18 Open All Hours2021-01-16 20:01:25-20:40:47 Yesterday 158 0 0 158 1.0%
19 Bangers And Cash2021-01-12 21:00:50-22:00:20 Yesterday 152 0 4 156 0.7%
20 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-16 18:00:11-18:30:57 Yesterday 148 3 0 150 1.2%
21 The Architecture The Railways Built2021-01-12 20:00:24-21:00:50 Yesterday 124 0 25 149 1.0%
22 'Allo 'Allo!2021-01-17 20:40:09-21:20:27 Yesterday 136 0 5 141 0.9%
23 Bangers And Cash2021-01-14 20:01:33-21:02:02 Yesterday 135 0 5 141 0.9%
24 Bangers And Cash2021-01-16 12:59:56-14:00:02 Yesterday 124 0 15 139 2.0%
25 Sounds Of The Sixties2021-01-16 22:32:01-23:00:22 Yesterday 132 4 2 138 1.3%
26 Antiques Roadshow2021-01-13 18:01:08-19:00:43 Yesterday 135 0 0 135 1.4%
27 Sounds Of The Sixties2021-01-16 23:31:14-24:00:47 Yesterday 132 0 0 132 2.1%
28 Bangers And Cash2021-01-16 14:00:02-15:00:22 Yesterday 127 3 0 130 1.7%
29 Sounds Of The Sixties2021-01-16 22:00:27-22:32:01 Yesterday 119 6 0 125 1.1%
30 Restoration Workshop2021-01-15 20:00:58-21:01:06 Yesterday 106 17 0 123 0.8%
31 WW2-Battles For Europe2021-01-17 13:00:44-14:00:46 Yesterday 94 2 27 122 1.6%
32 WW2-Battles For Europe2021-01-13 17:00:20-18:01:08 Yesterday 113 1 1 114 1.1%
33 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-16 16:31:32-17:00:49 Yesterday 113 1 0 114 1.2%
34 'Allo 'Allo!2021-01-17 21:20:27-22:00:23 Yesterday 104 0 6 110 0.7%
35 Train Truckers2021-01-11 20:01:27-21:00:32 Yesterday 107 1 0 108 0.7%
36 Train Truckers2021-01-11 21:00:32-22:00:29 Yesterday 98 0 8 106 0.5%
37 'Allo 'Allo!2021-01-17 20:01:14-20:40:09 Yesterday 99 0 6 106 0.7%
38 Abandoned Engineering2021-01-17 16:00:36-17:00:12 Yesterday 101 4 0 105 0.9%
39 Bangers And Cash2021-01-16 15:00:22-16:00:19 Yesterday 96 1 5 102 1.2%
40 Great British Railway Journeys2021-01-16 17:00:49-17:31:33 Yesterday 100 2 0 102 1.0%
41 Antiques Roadshow2021-01-11 18:00:38-19:00:44 Yesterday 97 3 0 100 1.1%
42 Antiques Roadshow2021-01-12 18:00:26-19:00:15 Yesterday 99 0 0 99 1.0%
43 WW2-Battles For Europe2021-01-12 16:59:58-18:00:26 Yesterday 99 0 0 99 0.9%
44 Abandoned Engineering2021-01-17 17:00:12-18:00:10 Yesterday 95 2 0 97 0.7%
45 World War Weird2021-01-13 16:00:56-17:00:20 Yesterday 85 0 11 97 1.2%
46 World War Weird2021-01-12 16:00:13-16:59:58 Yesterday 84 9 0 94 1.1%
47 Bangers And Cash2021-01-13 14:00:32-15:00:25 Yesterday 81 9 4 93 1.7%
48 WW2-Battles For Europe2021-01-17 12:00:32-13:00:44 Yesterday 89 0 4 93 1.6%
49 Bangers And Cash2021-01-13 13:00:46-14:00:32 Yesterday 60 7 26 93 1.8%
50 Steam Train Britain2021-01-11 22:00:29-23:00:25 Yesterday 81 0 9 90 0.9%
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