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Unpicking a mixed performance
Broadcast unveils a channel-by-channel breakdown of the top-rating shows of 2016 - featuring The Great British Bake Off, Top Gear, I’m A Celebrity and Channel 4’s We’re All Going on a Bear Hunt.
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Despite creative highs from Downton Abbey to Exposure’s Jimmy Savile doc, Peter Fincham couldn’t stem ITV’s ratings decline, says Stephen Price
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
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
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
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
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
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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