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  • Anne Robinson signs off with 3m

    THURSDAY: Anne Robinson’s Britain bowed out with a series high as The Apprentice slipped by 500,000 viewers.

  • Him fails to match The Missing

    WEDNESDAY: Him, Mainstreet Pictures’ supernatural thriller for ITV, was unable to outperform its debut drama Unforgotten.

  • Clampers stalls for ITV

    TUESDAY: ITV’s The New Clampers: Where’s My Car Gone was overshadowed by BBC2’s Great Continental Railway Journeys - as the return of BBC1 drama Ordinary Lies won the 9pm slot.

  • Who Dares Wins recruits 1.3m

    MONDAY: SAS: Who Dares Wins was unable to match its debut as it returned for a second outing on Channel 4.  


Top 15 consolidated shows: 15-21 August 2016 Video

This week, in a development The Bard might enjoy, a funny and hilariously rude new sitcom from online-only BBC3 did rather nicely on BBC2.


Top 100 shows: 22-28 August 2016 Video

Great British Bake Off returns with best ever launch as ITV’s The X Factor slumps from last year’s opener

Top 30 shows (BBC2, C4 & C5): 22-28 Aug 2016 Video

This week, BBC1’s erstwhile Victorian London thriller, released from its Amazonian home and making its BBC2 debut, began rather handily.

Xtra Factor Live

Top 30 multichannel shows: 22-28 Aug 2016 Video

This week, ITV2’s The Xtra Factor Live stormed back onto the screen and then stumbled, while passengers on BBC4’s liner waved as it barged past and E4’s Chelsea-ites improved.

Carpool Karaoke

Top 50 non-PSB shows: 22-28 Aug 2016 Video

This week, MTV’s beach show continued merrily, while Quest benefited from some Aussie blokes digging about outdoors rather than lying around in the sun.

The Great British Bake Off

Ratings analysis: Redefining hits and misses

While audiences are down on five years ago, decent ratings are still achievable - especially in drama. Stephen Price examines how what will earn a show a recommission has changed