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  • Battle for Number 10 peaks with 3m

    THURSDAY: Channel 4’s election special registered 2.7m viewers, significantly down on the audience who tuned in to the opening head-to-head Leaders’ Debate on ITV five years ago.

  • OAPs amuse 1m on C5

    WEDNESDAY: OAPs Behaving Badly returned for a full series on Channel 5 with around half the audience who tuned in to the original film.

  • 540k tune in to Teens

    TUESDAY: Digital-rig format Teens failed to generate the same buzz as its forerunner The Secret Life of Students for Channel 4.

  • Trevor McDonald mafia doc ambushes 4.5m

    MONDAY: Trevor McDonald’s mafia documentary performed solidly but was unable to match the veteran broadcaster’s film about death row.


Top 15 consolidated shows: 2 - 8 Mar 2015 Video

BBC1’s Poldark launched on Sunday 8 March at 9pm with an impressive 8.8 million/29% after more than 1.7 million recorded and watched.

You're Back In the Room

Top 100 network programmes: 9 - 15 Mar 2015 Video

You’re Back In The Room entranced the audience to win its slot, while big hitters took a dive

Dragons Den

Top 30 shows (BBC2, C4, C5): 9 - 15 Mar 2015 Video

After a couple of weeks off for darts and shorn of its Top Gear inheritance, BBC2’s Dragons’ Den averaged 2.1 million/9%


Top 30 multichannel programmes: 9 - 15 Mar 2015 Video

On Thursday at 9pm, BBC4’s India’s Frontier Railways launched with a strong 860,000/ 4%


Top 50 Non-PSB shows: 9 - 15 Mar 2015 Video

Sky 1 entertainment show Wild Things launched on Sunday at 7pm with 170,000/0.8%


Ratings Analysis: Channel 5 comes of age

Stephen Price reports on how C5 is growing share to compete with the big boys