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RATINGS: CHANNEL OVERVIEW

Fifteen To One

C4 quiz drops off the pace

16-Apr-2014

William G Stewart first introduced us to 15 contestants, 14 of whom were destined to be unlucky, in January 1988. More than a quarter of a century on, and 10 years off the air, his former show has had a bumpy return.

Mary Berry batters rivals

11-Apr-2014

Mary Berry does a nice line in butter-wouldn’t-dare-melt demureness, but when it comes to ratings, the Queen of Buns is a killer – as all but the denizens of Weatherfield found out on Monday.

The Call Centre

The Call Centre dials up record audience

16-Apr-2014 | By

The Call Centre phoned in its biggest audience on record on Tuesday night, as BBC2 launched two new factual shows to solid ratings.

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Lambing Live

Lambs spring into top 10

4-Apr-2014

In fields around the land this week, green visors were delivered, baize tables were set up and cards dealt out, and once again the lambs had to explain, hoofs on hips, that they gambol.

Lambing Live

Babies deliver on BBC2 & C4

28-Mar-2014

This week, BBC2 launched a sort of farming version of Call The Midwife, with more bleating, less screaming and a fear of mint sauce.

Living In Space

Lap of honour for Channel 4

20-Mar-2014

BBC2’s weekly primetime share was almost 8%, helped enormously by Top Gear: Burma Special: 6.1 million/23% share is a huge audience, more than twice that of the next show in the table, and it would be foolish to argue against it.

Mary Berry Cooks

Mary cooks up BBC2 success

14-Mar-2014

In the summer of 1914, moustaches and frock coats roamed the corridors of power and decided that it was time for war.

The Necessary War

Hastings wins battle of docs

7-Mar-2014

Appositely, as sabres rattle in Eastern Europe, BBC2 played two programmes on the outbreak of the First World War.

The Taste

The Taste falls to new low

28-Feb-2014

The sliding-about-a-lot has ended and GB won four medals, the best return since 1924; the year Mallory and Irving were lost trying to ascend Everest for the first time.

sochi

Olympics in winning form

20-Feb-2014

The nation is gripped by the sliding about of athletes, often in lycra and occasionally with brooms.

Winter Olympics

BBC2 skates ahead of ITV

13-Feb-2014

If ever there was a right time to announce the relinquishing of the BBC2 Quill of Control, it would be after news like this: BBC2’s Saturday and Sunday combined all-time share (12%) beat ITV’s (9.8%).

Top Gear

Top Gear races to the summit

7-Feb-2014

This week, Top Gear returned to show Benefits Street who’s boss.

The Jump

Seasonal hits for BBC and C4

31-Jan-2014

The only winter watching I want to do is the sort that involves waving it off at a bus stop, followed by anxious glances down the road searching for the garlanded spring bus.

How To Get A Council House

TV Critics: How To Get A Council House; Mad Men; Ian Hislop's Olden Days; Party House

17-Apr-2014

“He undermined his argument with soundbites from the usual Socialist Worker types”

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