MONDAY: The return of The X-Files helped Channel 5 to its biggest audience for five years - and became its most successful US import since CSI.
FRIDAY: Celebrity Big Brother bowed out with a peak of almost 3m viewers but was narrowly beaten by February 2015’s final.
SUNDAY: War and Peace’s feature-length finale bowed out with its second-biggest audience of the series, as Countryfile pulled in its biggest audience in at least a decade.
SATURDAY: England’s opening Six Nations clash against Scotland was unable to outscore the team’s debut appearance against Wales in 2015.
THURSDAY: Love Productions’ latest immigration series struggled to match the success of Benefits Street as BBC2’s Cats vs Dogs outperformed Dickensian.
WEDNESDAY: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off rose by 1.5m viewers from its debut, as Drunk History bowed out on a series high for Comedy Central.
TUESDAY: The return of Back In Time For… and the growth of The Real Marigold Hotel helped BBC2 to a strong night.
MONDAY: The One Show recorded its biggest audience in four years after it was dedicated to Terry Wogan, the TV and radio presenter who died on Sunday.
SATURDAY: The Voice rallied to its second highest-rated performance of the series but The Getaway Car was unable to gain ground.
FRIDAY: Stan Lee’s Lucky Man lost a third of its audience on Sky 1 as Derby County’s clash with Manchester United in the FA Cup peaked with a crowd of almost 6m.
SUNDAY: The Jump slipped from last year’s record launch on Channel 4, as Vera outmuscled War and Peace on its return to ITV.
THURSDAY: Jericho was overhauled by Celebrity Big Brother as the ITV drama slumped to a series low.
WEDNESDAY: The Great Sport Relief Bake Off was well down on last year’s Comic Relief cook up, as Channel 5’s 10,000 BC continued to fall.
TUESDAY: Social experiments The Real Marigold Hotel and Sugar Free Farm delivered over 3m viewers for BBC2 and ITV respectively.
MONDAY: Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking was unable to match the audience that tuned in to the Bake Off host’s previous cooking format.
SATURDAY: Over half a million viewers avoided BBC1’s The Getaway Car as it returned for a second outing.
SUNDAY: BBC1 enjoyed a barnstorming evening, as a special from David Attenborough and the Still Open All Hours finale helped lift its primetime average to 6.6m viewers.
FRIDAY: Stan Lee’s Lucky Man made an auspicious start, reeling in Sky 1’s biggest audience for a drama launch since Sinbad.
THURSDAY: BBC2’s China season did not bring particularly good fortune to the channel, as Jericho continued to suffer on ITV.
WEDNESDAY: The National Television Awards received its lowest ratings in seven years, while 10,000 BC stuttered on its return to Channel 5.
TUESDAY: BBC2’s Phone Shop Idol failed to connect viewers – as ITV’s Saved sunk to become the last-placed terrestrial show at 9pm.
MONDAY: Tracey Ullman and Crashing dipped as they returned for second outings – as the Only Connect final pulled in 2.5m
SUNDAY: Call the Midwife and War and Peace lost ground but continued to dominate the evening for BBC1.
FRIDAY: Mr Selfridge was dented by the return of Shetland– as Channel 5’s Lip Sync Battle outperformed First Dates.
SATURDAY: BBC1’s new driving format The Getaway Car spluttered on the starting line, as The Voice UK lost more than half a million viewers.
THURSDAY: Death in Paradise continued to dominate for BBC1 despite losing twice as many viewers as ITV’s Jericho.
WEDNESDAY: David Attenborough’s trip to the Great Barrier Reef for BBC1 was unable to compete with his previous natural history documentary series, The Hunt.
TUESDAY: A controversial episode of Celebrity Big Brother, where David Bowie’s ex-wife reacted to the musician’s death, helped the Channel 5 show finish in second place at 9pm.
MONDAY: The David Bowie documentaries which aired following the musical legend’s death failed to reel in large crowds, as Tracey Ullman’s Show got off to a good start on BBC1.
SUNDAY: BBC1’s big-budget drama War and Peace lost 1m viewers on its second outing, as ITV’s Endeavour grew its audience.
FRIDAY: Channel 5’s latest entertainment format Lip Sync Battle got underway in front of a crowd of 1.8m as the final series of Mr Selfridge settled into its new slot.
SATURDAY: The Voice UK failed to get a boost from its new coaches, as the BBC1 show returned for its fifth run with a nearly million fewer viewers than last year.
THURSDAY: Death In Paradise was on murderous form for its fifth series after it arrested double the audience of ITV’s ambitious “wild west” drama Jericho.
WEDNESDAY: Midsomer Murders returned with more than 5m viewers to stick the knife into the competition, as Lucy Worsley’s trip to Russia reeled in almost 1m for BBC4.
TUESDAY: Celebrity Big Brother returned to Channel 5 with just under 3m viewers, as ITV’s disaster series Saved lost out to Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz of Everything.
MONDAY: BBC1’s Silent Witness edged Ant and Dec’s Prince Charles documentary on a strong night for TV viewing.
BBC dramas And Then There Were None, Dickensian and Sherlock performed strongly over the festive period, as ITV’s scripted efforts struggled and Fungus The Bogeyman helped Sky 1 to its best audience of 2015.
SUNDAY: BBC1’s flagship period drama War and Peace reeled in over 6m viewers, twice as many as ITV’s Beowulf – as Channel 4’s German-language thriller Deutschland 83 started confidently in a busy night for drama.
CHRISTMAS DAY: Downton Abbey’s swansong clinched the Christmas evening ratings battle, but it was the Queen’s Speech that ultimately took the honours.
The success of Channel 4’s Humans, BBC1’s The Great British Bake Off and Sky 1’s You, Me and the Apocalypse were among the shows to hit highs in our ratings coverage over the past 12 months.
TUESDAY: We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story reeled in BBC2’s biggest audience for a single drama of the year.
MONDAY: John Bishop’s evening of festive entertainment won the 9pm slot as 2.5m tuned in to Bafta’s tribute to Downton Abbey on ITV.
FRIDAY: Gordon Ramsay and Gok Wan auditioning for Downton Abbey could not help ITV’s charity telethon beat its previous five instalments.
SUNDAY: The Apprentice bowed out with its second lowest finale audience on record, as a controversial Sports Personality of the Year peaked with more than 10m.
SATURDAY: Strictly Come Dancing waltzed off with a peak of more than 12m viewers as boyband star Jay McGuiness took home the trophy.
THURSDAY: First Dates helped Channel 4 beat ITV and BBC2 at 9pm, while Hunderby crashed out with 11,000 viewers.
WEDNESDAY: Peep Show’s final ever episode went out with a ratings whimper, as The Apprentice semi-final comfortably won the 9pm slot.
TUESDAY: Luther was on consistent form on its return to BBC1, as 4m watched Tim Peake blast off into space on BBC2.
MONDAY: BBC2’s Back In Time For Christmas special outperformed the format’s debut, while Las Vegas with Trevor McDonald slipped by 1m viewers.
FRIDAY: Citizen Khan drew to a close on BBC1 with fewer viewers than last year despite a strong start to the series.
SATURDAY: England learned their Euro 2016 fate in front of a peak of 2.3m viewers on BBC2.
SUNDAY: The X Factor final crashed to its lowest audience on record as Louisa Johnson triumphed in ITV’s singing competition.
THURSDAY: The BBC Music Awards lost nearly 1.5m viewers on last year, while Hunderby crashed to a new low and The Last Kingdom came to a close.
WEDNESDAY: ITV drama Prey was not even close to repeating the success it enjoyed last year after it was locked up by The Apprentice.
TUESDAY: The Royal Variety Performance tumbled to its lowest audience on record against competition from the finales of Capital and The Great Pottery Throwdown.
MONDAY: Trevor McDonald’s Las Vegas investigation came out on top in the factual battle with a Panorama special on Sepp Blatter, but was unable to compete with his Mafia exposé.
FRIDAY: Salford City kept their FA Cup dreams alive in front of nearly 2m viewers on BBC2.
SUNDAY: I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! bowed out with its lowest series finale in six years as Vicky Pattison was crowned queen of the jungle.
SATURDAY: Doctor Who lost a million viewers on last year to tumble to one of its lowest series averages on record.
THURSDAY: The second series of Mackenzie Crook’s quirky comedy The Detectorists came to a close in line with its first series, while BBC1’s Doctor in the House ended well below the channel’s slot average.
WEDNESDAY: BBC2 political documentary This Is Tottenham struggled to engage viewers – informing around 1m fewer viewers than Inside The Commons.
TUESDAY: Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas was unable to outperform last year’s seasonal starter as Capital and The Murder Detectives both slipped.
MONDAY: The Murder Detectives, Channel 4’s three-part serialisation of a real-life homicide, got underway with a crowd of 1.4m.
FRIDAY: Gogglebox fell to a series low, while Michael Portillo’s Great Continental Railway Journeys tracked lower than last year.
SUNDAY: Guy Martin flew away with 2.6m for his Vulcan Bomber documentary on Sunday night, while The Hunt fell to a series low
SATURDAY: Strictly Come Dancing opened up its lead against The X Factor as the battle for Saturday night continues.
THURSDAY: The Secret Life of Five Years Olds fell to a series low, while Sky Atlantic’s The Last Panthers lost half its audience.
WEDNESDAY: Channel 5 drama Suspects returned with its lowest ever opening, while The Apprentice and I’m A Celebrity remained steady.
TUESDAY: BBC1 drama adaptation Capital performed well in the face of strong competition from ITV’s I’m a Celebrity.
MONDAY: A Dispatches special about Isis informed 1.7m, while The Martin Lewis Money Show returned to ITV with its second-highest audience.
SUNDAY: Strictly Come Dancing left Jekyll and Hyde in the shadows on Sunday night as the BBC1 format hit a series high.
FRIDAY: The hour-long Adele special, in which the singer performed tracks from her new album, peaked with over 5m to help BBC1 take a chunk out of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
SATURDAY: Scandi drama The Bridge returned for a third series on BBC4 with its biggest audience on record.
THURSDAY: Michel Roux’s disability series closed on a series low of 730,000 for Channel 4, while BBC1’s medical series Doctor In The House ailed in the face of I’m A Celebrity.
WEDNESDAY: Channel 4’s comedy double of Peep Show and Toast Of London failed to bring in a big crowd, as I’m A Celebrity took a bite out of The Apprentice.
TUESDAY: The football friendly between England and France, held days after the Paris terrorist attacks, was watched by twice as many fans as Friday’s defeat against Spain.
MONDAY: The second instalment of I’m A Celebrity was 1m behind last night’s episode and suffered a significant drop on its ratings at the same point last year.
SATURDAY: Strictly Come Dancing leapt to a Saturday night series high, opening up a 3.5m gap over rival The X Factor.
SUNDAY: I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returned with its lowest launch episode since 2009.
FRIDAY: The BBC News channel and Sky News both pulled in audiences of over 1.1m viewers as the terrorist attacks in Paris unfolded.
THURSDAY: The Last Panthers launched with an audience which almost doubled Sky Atlantic’s slot average – but struggled to outperform the opener of Fortitude.
WEDNESDAY: MasterChef: The Professionals helped BBC2 carve up ITV in the 8pm slot, as the final series of Peep Show debuted with 1.2m.
TUESDAY: Channel 5’s wildlife series about Loch Lomond made a strong start, matching the final of ITV’s gameshow Eternal Glory at 8pm.
MONDAY: A Nine Lives investigation into Aldi helped Channel 4’s Dispatches ring up its biggest audience in six years.
FRIDAY: BBC1’s Class of ’92 documentary helped Salford City’s FA Cup clash with Notts County to a peak of 3.5m viewers.
SUNDAY: The final series of Downton Abbey bowed out with its biggest audience for two years, as Strictly Come Dancing rose to another high.
SATURDAY: The X Factor recovered from last week’s poor performance – adding almost 1m viewers as the live rounds entered their second week.
THURSDAY: Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railway Journeys gathered viewers across its six-parts to disembark with a series high performance.
WEDNESDAY: Dominic Sandbrook entertained a slightly larger audience than watched his previous BBC2 film, as the Mobo Awards’ crowd halved on ITV2.
TUESDAY: The Great Pottery Throw Down struggled to replicate the success of Love Productions’ previous BBC2 formats Bake Off and Sewing Bee.
MONDAY: Nigella Lawson returned to BBC2 with a solid audience, while Doc Martin’s finale sewed up the 9pm slot.
SUNDAY: Sir David Attenborough returned to BBC1 to inform 4.4m with The Hunt, while Jekyll and Hyde slipped below 2.5m for ITV.
FRIDAY: Citizen Khan pulled in its second biggest audience since its launch episode as Channel 4’s Gogglebox continued to dominate the 9pm slot.
SATURDAY: The X Factor finals got underway with a record low, as ITV’s entertainment show was thrashed by Strictly Come Dancing.
THURSDAY: Class of ‘92: Out of their League was unable to outscore BBC1’s Wayne Rooney documentary as Kitchen Impossible served up 1.3m for Channel 4.
THURSDAY: Supergirl took off for Sky 1, as E4’s Big Bang Theory exploded past BBC2, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
WEDNESDAY: Cuffs, BBC1’s first new pre-watershed drama series for eight years, started solidly with 4.2m viewers.
TUESDAY: Catastrophe returned to Channel 4 for a second run with an audience narrowly above its debut earlier this year.
MONDAY: E4’s US acquisition Scream Queens opened up with a solid performance, shocking 80,000 viewers more than the channel’s slot average.
FRIDAY: Channel 4 shows The Returned and TFI Friday slipped as they returned for a second week.