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  • The Fall knocks Paranoid

    THURSDAY: The return of The Fall dented the audience for ITV’s crime drama Paranoid by over 1m.

  • GBBO cooks up series high

    WEDNESDAY: Botanical week on The Great British Bake Off inspired the biggest audience of the series thus far, while BBC2’s Conviction locked up 1.2m with its final episode.

  • Damned saves 1m for C4

    TUESDAY: Social work sitcom Damned entertained over 1m after National Treasure returned to help Channel 4 to a healthy evening.

  • Crimewatch locks up 3m

    MONDAY: BBC1’s Crimewatch reboot of bowed out with 3m while BBC2’s new impression show Morgana Robinson’s The Agency made a slow start.


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