Ratings special feature

  • Ross Kemp

    Top 10 Sky factual shows, by channel, 2016


    Video: Top 10 Sky 1 shows Video: Top 10 Sky Atlantic shows

  • Dogs Might Fly

    Sky strikes the right balance


    From flying dogs to Ross Kemp’s encounters with Isis, Sky’s factual shows have to both deliver ratings and woo new subscribers. Stephen Price looks at how this year’s offerings performed.

  • Ratings

    Life beyond Downton Abbey


    Factual is at a turning point for ITV as dramas such as The Durrells and Victoria help to plug the gap on Sunday nights and the entertainment juggernauts roll on.

  • The Great British Bake Off

    Ratings analysis: Redefining hits and misses


    While audiences are down on five years ago, decent ratings are still achievable - especially in drama. Stephen Price examines how what will earn a show a recommission has changed

  • love-island-2

    Ratings analysis: Love Island, ITV2


    The second series of Love Island gave Channel 5’s Big Brother a run for its money and, crucially, was a smash with lucrative young audiences. Stephen Price reports

  • Gogglesprogs-3

    Ratings Analysis: under-16 viewing


    While TV viewing is declining fastest among under-16s, family entertainment is holding their interest and some broadcasters are growing their share of this age group.

  • Features

    Daytime battle: ITV gains ground on BBC1


    Commercial broadcaster is showing marked improvement in daytime, with audience share up 5.6% at the BBC’s expense. Stephen Price reports on the key battlegrounds

  • beowulf

    Ratings analysis: ITV channels


    ITV’s year is off to a solid start, with share up in all hours and peak following a tough 2015. But after some missteps in drama, it has some way to go to hit the heights of previous years

  • Red Dwarf

    Ratings analysis: multichannel scripted comedy


    Digital channels often struggle to attract the kind of audiences enjoyed by their terrestrial rivals, but comedy has been one way for them to compete. Stephen Price reports

  • poldark-2015

    2015 consolidated ratings analysis


    BBC1 and C4 were the only PSB channels to increase share in a year when overall viewing fell, with the likes of Poldark and Humans hitting the mark with viewers.