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Home and abroad, British drama is in demand, with hits over the past 18 months ranging from BBC2’s adaptation of Wolf Hall to ITV’s Cilla biopic. Stephen Price reports
From series to one-offs, ratings for the past 18 months show documentaries remain a key part of the schedule - and putting ‘cats’ in the title usually pays off. Stephen Price examines the figures.
Dramas such as Wolf Hall and Banished help the channel attract an upmarket audience.
Stephen Price reports on how C5 is growing share to compete with the big boys
A successful comedy is a feather in the cap for any channel controller. But as the 2014 viewing figures reveal, a primetime hit remains an elusive beast
ITV’s share of Saturday night peak-time audiences fell by 26% year-on-year in January, with weekend primetime as a whole down 22%.
Bake Off ‘s move helped BBC1 grow its audience in a year when overall TV viewing dipped and ITV suffered a decline in share.
Helped by a catchy title or topical theme, single dramas and docs can attract big audiences.
Natural history can still attract big audiences but the high cost is becoming a deterrent to broadcasters
How sleeper hit Gogglebox has helped Channel 4 in the battle for Friday nights
Commonwealth Games and live independence debate cap a solid first six months for STV and BBC1 Scotland.
Broadcaster struggles to live up to 2013 as strong new dramas can’t quite hit Broadchurch’s highs
Networks put up a strong fight for this fertile ground says Stephen Price
As the youth channel awaits approval for its move online, Stephen Price looks its performance over the past eight years
Over the Valentine’s weekend, more than 5 million US viewers reportedly watched the second series of Netflix’s House Of Cards.
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.
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.
C4 may have picked up a slew of Broadcast Awards nominations but this hasn’t been matched by a flood of viewers.
While Daybreak continues to underperform, there is better news elsewhere in daytime as ITV pulls neck and neck with rival BBC1
Sky Living’s move towards US and homegrown drama is paying dividends.
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