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  • Spy in the Wild loses ground

    THURSDAY: BBC1 natural history doc Spy In The Wild lost 700,000 as it returned for a second outing.

  • Controversy boosts CBB

    WEDNESDAY: Celebrity Big Brother jumped to its second-highest performance of the series – overpowering BBC2’s Hospital and Channel 4 comedy No Offence.

  • Knockout ratings for Idris

    TUESDAY: Idris Elba helped Discovery to almost double its slot average - a feat also achieved by Channel 4’s Meet The Trumps, the first outing for David Glover and Mark Raphael’s indie.

  • Trump boosts BBC1 & C4

    MONDAY: Panorama and Dispatches both scored their biggest audiences in seven months with their investigations into the President Elect, but BBC1 trumped in the battle of the Donald documentaries.

Voice UK

Clash of shiny floor titans Video

On the first Saturday of 2017, BBC1 and ITV embarked on a new entertainment tussle – and in overnights the Beeb drew first blood.

Tina & Bobby

Football saga a winner Video

ITV’s Bobby & Tina launches well, while all three big entertainment shows lose viewers

CBB 2017

CBB Hell is heaven for C5 Video

Each winter brings, with increasing savagery, an NHS crisis, and with one currently blowing a hard chill, BBC2 fast-tracked a fly-on-the-medic doc series. Elsewhere, Channel 5 sent its inmates to hell.

CBeebies lures hipster crowd Video

The advertising-led hipster image of 16-34 adults was blunted slightly this week as quite a few watched some Beatrix Potter with their nippers on Thursday afternoon.

Delicious delights Sky 1 Video

This week, Sky 1 sent its resident ex-cricketer off to fricassee some Australian meats, but this wasn’t the most delicious fare on the channel’s menu.

The Night Manager

Analysis: top consolidated shows 2016 Video

The big winners in 2016 were ITV and BBC2, which both grew their audience share, while BBC1 was largely flat, despite having the Olympics and the biggest shows.