Live editions of Deal or No Deal topped the most criticised programmes on Channel 4 last month.

The daytime gameshow was broadcast live for two weeks in October for the first time ever with the contestants being chosen after being visited by Noel Edmonds at their homes.

The decision to show it live sparked 53 comments to the broadcaster, with one viewer saying: “The experiment with putting the show out live does not work for me - the pre-recorded shows are much better - also - sending people out of the studio is silly and not entertaining.”

C4’s second series of The Joy of Teen Sex, which returned last month, drew 20 complaints with viewers saying: “Just wanted to say how inappropriate this program is… especially as it’s aimed at teenagers.”

The series, which focusses on the sex lives of teenagers, also generated 16 complaints to media regulator Ofcom.

The first series of the programme saw a group of academics writing an open letter to C4 questioning how topics in the programme were approached and handled.

Conversely, other factual programming on C4 last month generated praise from viewers.

Seven Dwarves, Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret and Educating Essex were the top three most appreciated shows.

Seven Dwarves was an observational documentary following the actors performing in a Snow White production.

C4 recieved 100 comments praising the series. One viewer commented: “Thought the series of Seven Dwarves was amazing, great inspiration and I have a new found respect for people in the same or similar situations as the Fantastic 7. It would be great to see another series of Seven Dwarves.”

Top 5 rated

Seven Dwarves (100 comments)

Thought the series of Seven Dwarves was amazing, great inspiration and I have a new found respect for people in the same or similar situations as the Fantastic 7. It would be great to see another series of Seven Dwarves.

Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret (22 comments)

Congratulations all round on last nights program, an excellent insight into past practices.

Educating Essex (13 comments)

I wanted to say how much I’m enjoying this exemplary series; I really can’t praise it highly enough. It’s compassionate, funny and sensitive, showing us something we rarely see on television - the best of humanity, rather than the worst.

Comic Strip Presents: The Hunt for Tony Blair (10 comments)

‘Pure enjoyment from start to finish: a marvellous script; wonderful acting; intelligent; witty. Congratulations Channel 4. What would we do without you?

The Story of Film: An Odyssey (9 comments)

‘Best programme I’ve seen in a long time and have enjoyed every episode to date.

Top 5 slated

Deal or No Deal (53 comments)

The experiment with putting the show out live does not work for me - the pre-recorded shows are much better - also - sending people out of the studio is silly and not entertaining.

The Million Pound Drop Live (21 comments)

Can you tell me why on the million pound drop how it always seems to be young people age from 20s to 45ish?

The Joy of Teen Sex (20 comments)

Just wanted to say how inappropriate this program is… especially as its aimed at teenagers.

Derren Brown: The Gameshow (18 comments)

‘It is by far the most horrible thing I have ever viewed not only on your channel, but on television in general.

Celebrity Coach Trip (16 comments)

I would very much like to know were the celebrity’s are on coach trip this week none that I can see.