Ratings special feature

  • Escape To The Country
    Ratings

    A tough act to follow

    2013-08-01T07:04:00Z

    With the Olympics boosting last year’s viewing figures, maintaining volume was always going to be difficult.

  • Gold Rush
    Features

    Docs lose out to formats

    2013-06-20T08:01:00Z

    Discovery’s focus on international rights and returnable shows highlights growing demand for formats.

  • Mating Season
    Features

    May ushers in slate of original shows

    2013-06-07T13:04:00Z

    May proved to be a busy month for broadcasters and producers, with more than 100 programmes added onto our commissioning index Greenlight - almost 80% of them new programmes.

  • Eastenders
    Ratings

    EastEnders’ loss is ITV’s gain

    2013-05-23T07:01:00Z

    The BBC show has much to celebrate with its recent Bafta win, but a 10% share decline tells a different story. Stephen Price takes a look at how all the soaps are faring so far this year.

  • Bluestone 42
    Ratings

    S4C top as commissions fall

    2013-05-02T07:01:00Z

    The latest data from the Broadcast Greenlight index shows the Welsh PSB ordering the most shows, but which indies and commissioners have been the busiest?

  • The Big Reunion
    Ratings

    Digital plays supporting role

    2013-04-18T11:14:00Z

    From new shows like ITV2’s The Big Reunion to stalwarts like E4’s Hollyoaks, broadcasters’ ‘digital family’ of channels are making an important contribution.

  • Death In Paradise
    Ratings

    Big freeze boost for BBC1

    2013-04-18T11:05:00Z

    Hits from Miranda to Death In Paradise help the channel increase share in the first quarter, while Channel 4 and Channel 5 lose 12% in peak.

  • Olympics
    Ratings

    Olympics Broadcasting: record-breaking TV

    2012-08-30T08:30:00Z

    The London 2012 Olympics helped the BBC wipe the floor with the commercial channels – and the Paralympics could do something similar for C4. Stephen Price reports.

  • Trollied
    Ratings

    Going for the funny bone

    2012-05-31T08:00:00Z

    Original comedy is now a key focus for broadcasters, but for every Stella or Mrs Brown’s Boys, there’s a Campus or The Royal Bodyguard. Stephen Price looks at the recent hits and misses

  • Celebrity Juice
    Ratings

    Ratings 2011: the year PVR came of age

    2012-01-26T08:29:00Z

    We may be watching in different ways, but 2011 viewing figures show TV ratings remain robust. Stephen Price reports on the broadcasters’ fortunes and the impact of recording.