Top 100 – Page 18

  • Good Morning Britain
    Ratings

    Mornings brighter for ITV

    2014-05-09T16:24:00Z

    In 1982, the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers merged with the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trade Union to form the GMBATU.

  • Jamaica Inn
    Ratings

    Steady losses at BBC’s Jamaica Inn

    2014-05-02T16:16:00Z

    Some scraps of dialogue have been found from Daphne du Maurier’s original draft of Jamaica Inn.

  • Parking Mad
    Ratings

    Parking problem for ITV

    2014-04-25T16:13:00Z

    Having made it through the neverending rain with the increasingly panicky impression that January might not actually have ended, the spring bewilders us with a sudden phalanx of bank holidays showering themselves upon our pasty, sun-starved faces and the chance to watch a Bond movie or six.

  • BGT
    Ratings

    BGT back with a bang

    2014-04-16T16:03:00Z

    Cowell talent show and brand new Amazing Greys give ITV bragging rights for Saturday night

  • The Crimson Field
    Ratings

    War saga captures viewers

    2014-04-11T16:24:00Z

    Numbers can be like people. Occasionally, they interlope and confuse: the first time I heard The Special AKA belt out their African liberation anthem, and perhaps affected by the party atmosphere, I warbled lustily about three Nelson Mandelas.

  • Saturday Night Takeaway
    Ratings

    Ant & Dec beat Kylie and Tom

    2014-04-04T15:26:00Z

    On our road there’s a tree that, at this time of year, produces a sappy, sticky fruit.

  • Sport Relief
    Ratings

    Charity pays off for BBC1

    2014-03-28T17:16:00Z

    I was a cub scout for just a week. Consequently, I missed the bit about being prepared, always.

  • Coronation Street
    Ratings

    Soaps still clean up in ratings

    2014-03-20T17:37:00Z

    The number 21 million weighed on my mind this week. Why? I’ll give you a clue: it’s from a faded Guardian cutting from February 1994, just over 20 years ago.

  • Gogglebox
    Ratings

    Heavenly boost for Channel 4

    2014-03-14T16:03:00Z

    That’s it, then. No more wobbly triple axels, uncertain camel spins or hydrant lifts of a Sunday night.

  • Jonathan-Creek-2014
    Ratings

    BBC puts ITV up the Creek

    2014-03-07T10:58:00Z

    The fear of all middle-managers is the dreaded call to attend an executive training course involving role-playing.

  • BRITS
    Ratings

    Brits not a hit with viewers

    2014-02-28T09:28:00Z

    Where was the parent-jarring madness? Gone, it seems, are the days of rock stars mooning or machine-gunning on the Brit Awards stage, or an anarchist band hurling water over the deputy prime minister.

  • Midsomer Murders
    Ratings

    A Scandi boost for Midsomer

    2014-02-20T14:48:00Z

    Down through the ages, the UK has often found itself smitten with a fad that promised adventure or riches.

  • Britains Great War
    Ratings

    DCI Banks battles BBC’s War

    2014-02-13T15:08:00Z

    Among the running and jumping of summer 2012, we grappled with the spelling of Taekwando.

  • Mr Selfridge
    Ratings

    BBC sword saga loses its edge

    2014-02-07T17:48:00Z

    I once interrupted a big knobs’ meeting, holding the week’s schedule aloft.

  • The Voice
    Ratings

    BBC dares to win on Saturday

    2014-01-31T15:16:00Z

    At an evening of cello scraping on Saturday, I was reminded why I couldn’t master a musical instrument.

  • Death In Paradise
    Ratings

    BBC has its time in the Sun

    2014-01-27T09:30:00Z

    When I was a humble ratings estimator, an agitated sales exec asked why I’d rated so highly a drama that had yet to air. “Because it’s on in January and it’s got the word ‘summer’ in the title,” I blurted. To my relief, it was believed.

  • The Voice
    Ratings

    The Voice sings loud and clear

    2014-01-17T14:39:00Z

    While John Profumo, minister of war and soon-tobe epithet to a scandal, lounged around Bill Astor’s pool at Cliveden more than 50 years ago, talking of things toffs do, Christine Keeler sashayed up and a nation was gripped.

  • Sherlock
    Ratings

    Oldie but goodie for ITV

    2014-01-09T14:54:00Z

    At Christmas, time becomes your own personal property; it’s always five minutes past the yardarm somewhere and there’s usually time for one more mince pie.

  • LUCAN
    Ratings

    ITV finds audience for Lucan

    2013-12-17T10:58:00Z

    It’s been 40 years since the mystery of what happened to Lord ‘Lucky’ Lucan and this week ITV began its two part tale of the Earl who vanished from the bloody Belgravia scene.

  • I’m A Celebrity
    Ratings

    ITV is king of the jungle

    2013-12-13T10:33:00Z

    It’s almost a Dickensian scene: the remains of a roasted goose sit on a table as a fat, rosy-faced uncle rests contentedly by a roaring fire, sipping his sherry and contemplating his works.