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  • Bank Holiday: ratings round-up

    BANK HOLIDAY: The X Factor returned with an 11-year low, while ITV’s period drama Victoria averaged 5.5m across its first two episodes and BBC1’s sitcom season kicked off with 5m for the remake of Are You Being Served?

  • Class of '92 outscores the opposition

    THURSDAY: BBC1’s Salford City FC documentary Class of ’92 struggled to outscore its debut, while Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly’s latest sitcom pulled 500,000 to Channel 4.

  • Great British Bake Off storms back with 11m

    WEDNESDAY: The Great British Bake Off returned with a whopping high of 11m viewers – eclipsing the previous series opener.

  • One Of Us steals the slot

    TUESDAY: BBC1’s crime thriller One of Us got underway with a slot-winning performance, as ITV’s stripped gameshow 500 Questions shed 400,000 viewers in an earlier slot.


Top 100 network programmes: 11 - 17 July 2016 Video

BBC1’s adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent launched below slot average


Top 30 shows (BBC2, C4, C5): 11 - 17 July 2016 Video

On Monday, BBC2’s University Challenge returned at 8pm with 2.4 million/12%, followed at 8.30pm by Only Connect (1.9 million/9%)


Top 30 multichannel programmes: 11 - 17 July 2016 Video

On Monday, ITV2’s final Love Island achieved 1.3 million/7% at 9pm for 90 minutes, its highest live rating of the series


Top 50 Non-PSB shows: 11 - 17 July 2016 Video

Sky 1’s table topper, Ross Kemp: The Fight Against Isis, tripled its slot average with 555,000/3%


Ratings analysis: Love Island, ITV2

The second series of Love Island gave Channel 5’s Big Brother a run for its money and, crucially, was a smash with lucrative young audiences. Stephen Price reports