Ratings special feature

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    Top 10 shows of 2015: by genre

    2016-01-22T11:14:00Z

    Downton Abbey, Britain’s Got Talent and The Great British Bake Off ride high in our breakdown of the year’s biggest shows - by genre.

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    The Fincham years: ITV's ratings highs and lows

    2016-01-19T16:31:00Z

    Despite creative highs from Downton Abbey to Exposure’s Jimmy Savile doc, Peter Fincham couldn’t stem ITV’s ratings decline, says Stephen Price

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    Ratings analysis: teatime dramas

    2015-12-17T08:32:00Z

    Shunted around the Saturday schedule and with stiff competition from ITV, Doctor Who’s latest series was its lowest-rating yet. Stephen Price examines how it compares with its predecessors

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    Ratings analysis: Downton Abbey, ITV

    2015-11-19T08:22:00Z

    Downton Abbey gave a huge boost to ITV’s Sunday night and Christmas Day ratings. Stephen Price assesses the period drama’s impact, and how the schedules will shape up now

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    TV Player Report: putting players to the test

    2015-10-15T08:22:00Z

    As Barb releases data on viewing via smart phones, tablets and computers, Stephen Price explains how it is measured and breaks down the figures for some of TV’s biggest shows

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    Ratings analysis: Saturday peak time

    2015-09-10T08:22:00Z

    Japanese imports, new homegrown formats and reboots of old favourites have all featured in this year’s Saturday night ratings tussle. Stephen Price takes a look at how they’ve fared

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    Drama: hits and misses

    2015-07-09T10:23:00Z

    Will the low ratings of BBC1’s Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell force a retreat into safer territory? Paul Whitelaw examines why acclaimed dramas don’t always connect with viewers

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    Ratings analysis: youth audiences 16-34s

    2015-07-02T08:20:00Z

    Channel 4’s Humans and ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent are reaching those all-important younger viewers, but what will be the impact of BBC3’s move online?

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    Drama special: ratings analysis

    2015-06-18T09:44:00Z

    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

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    Docs in rude ratings health

    2015-06-04T09:52:00Z

    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.