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Mixed fortunes in multichannel

27-Feb-2014 | By Stephen Price

Over the Valentine’s weekend, more than 5 million US viewers reportedly watched the second series of Netflix’s House Of Cards.

I’m A Celebrity

Dramatic improvement at ITV

23-Jan-2014 | By Stephen Price

The success of Broadchurch and the continuing appeal of Coronation Street, Downton Abbey and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! helped ITV become the only terrestrial network to grow share across its schedule in 2013.

The Call Centre

The Call Centre dials up record audience


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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Death Comes to Pemberley

Christmas ratings round-up


Broadcast’s overview of how some of the biggest shows performed over the festive period includes Moonfleet, Death Comes To Pemberley and Caitlin Moran pilot Raised by Wolves.

Educating Yorkshire

Award hits but ratings misses


C4 may have picked up a slew of Broadcast Awards nominations but this hasn’t been matched by a flood of viewers.

The Chase

Daytime prize is up for grabs


While Daybreak continues to underperform, there is better news elsewhere in daytime as ITV pulls neck and neck with rival BBC1


Sky Living: ratings analysis


Sky Living’s move towards US and homegrown drama is paying dividends.


Factual takes centre stage


With both BBC1 and ITV looking to strengthen their factual output, all eyes are on the genre. Stephen Price reports on how the broadcasters have performed so far this year


C4 leads commissioning revival


C4 was the busiest broadcaster in Q2 as hours ordered increased across the board.

Escape To The Country

A tough act to follow


With the Olympics boosting last year’s viewing figures, maintaining volume was always going to be difficult.

Gold Rush

Docs lose out to formats


Discovery’s focus on international rights and returnable shows highlights growing demand for formats.

Mating Season

May ushers in slate of original shows


May proved to be a busy month for broadcasters and producers, with more than 100 programmes added onto our commissioning index Greenlight - almost 80% of them new programmes.


EastEnders’ loss is ITV’s gain


The BBC show has much to celebrate with its recent Bafta win, but a 10% share decline tells a different story. Stephen Price takes a look at how all the soaps are faring so far this year.

TV Critics

The Big Allotment Challenge

TV Critics: The Big Allotment Challenge; Nightmare Neighbour Next Door; Watermen: A Dirty Business


“What do you expect? It’s about English allotments – it’s going to be parochial.”

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