Voice Kids pushes Saturday up as detective repeat falters on Sunday

Amidst a slew of repeats, Saturday was a relative bright spot as ITV’s hit of the summer and its youthful singers did their best to cheer us up a bit.

Meanwhile on Sunday, making the best out of the repetitive purse, ITV kicked off a week of iconic gumshoes. However, similar to the recent re-run of Downton Abbey’s pre-war poshos, Midsomer and its murders could not overtake BBC1’s original drama.

Perhaps more than any day, Sunday has shown the benefits of strong, original programme brands and the significant downside of not new content to call upon.

After Antiques Roadshow at 8pm (5.3 million/30%) the penultimate episode of BBC1’s drama A Suitable Boy gathered up 2.8 million/16% at 9pm on Sunday – the lowest overnight so far for the BBC and Netflix co-pro. Opposite from 8pm, ITV’s Midsomer Murders repeat lost with 1.5 million/8%; 77,000 +1, however.

Since 10 May, when ITV played the last episode of Van Der Valk, the broadcaster has had to busk Sundays to an extent.

The lack of Euro 2020 punched holes in both its and BBC1’s schedules, but the latter has retained a familiar look on Sundays with brands such as Countryfile and Antiques Roadshow playing throughout this odd summer.

ITV has been repeating films and dramas such as Downton Abbey to little effect. Since 17 May and in 7pm-10.30pm peak ITV has averaged 2 million/12% in overnights on Sundays – 22% in volume and 20% less in share compared with the same Sundays last year (2.6 million/15%), which included Beecham House’s 2.1 million/11% in overnights (incl +1) over five Sundays.

BBC1’s 4.5 million/27% Sunday peak average this year was down 4% in volume but par in share on 2019’s Sunday night (4.7million/27%) line up over the same period which included Poldark (4.3million/24% in overnights over seven Sundays) and Gentleman Jack (4.3million/22% in overnights).

Wednesday’s second episode Reported Missing series three on BBC1 achieved 3.2 million/20% at 9pm, par with last week’s launch.

It remained enough to win the slot at a canter ahead of second-place Channel 4’s final episode of its three-part series Lose a Stone in 21 Days with Michael Mosley, which collected 1.4 million/8%; 81,000 +1 – 149,000 and one share point fewer than last week and the lowest of all.

On Saturday, ITV’s Rolling in It achieved 3 million/21%; 207,000 +1 at 6.25pm – 433,000 and three share points fewer than last week’s series high but still the highest rating of the day.

The show achieved 245,000/19% for 16-34 adults – so far, the series is averaging 312,000/25% for adults 16-34.

Voice Kids making noise

At 7.25pm, ITV’s The Voice Kids entered its semi-final stage with 3 million/19%; 142,000 +1 – 204,000 and two share points more than last week and the second-best title of the day. Its 312,000/23% (incl +1) for 16-34s was just behind the series average in volume (332,000/23%) and par in share.

Opposite from 6.20pm, BBC1’s Pointless Celebrities repeat gathered up 2.6 million/19% followed at 7pm by Total Wipeout: Freddie & Paddy Takeover’s 2.2 million/14%. So far, the Total Wipeout retooling is averaging 2.2million/15%.

BBC1’s best opposite The Voice Kids was Casualty at 7.45pm with 3.1 million/19%.

Top 100 Network Programmes - 17 - 23 August
 TitleDayStartViewers (m) (all homes)Share (%)Broadcaster/producer
1 CORONATION STREET Mon 19.30 5.66 33.57 ITV
2 CORONATION STREET Wed 19.30 5.51 32.95 ITV
3 COUNTRYFILE Sun 19.00 5.33 32.59 BBC1
4 EMMERDALE Wed 19.00 5.31 33.63 ITV
5 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Sun 20.00 5.26 29.74 BBC1
6 CORONATION STREET Fri 19.30 5.08 30.90 ITV
7 EMMERDALE Mon 19.00 4.90 32.09 ITV
8 EMMERDALE Fri 19.00 4.67 29.64 ITV
9 BBC NEWS AT SIX Mon 18.00 4.29 30.55 BBC1
10 BBC NEWS AT SIX Wed 18.00 4.17 29.79 BBC1
11 BBC NEWS Sun 18.35 4.13 27.50 BBC1
12 BBC NEWS AT SIX Fri 18.00 4.04 28.36 BBC1
13 BBC NEWS Sun 22.00 3.88 27.82 BBC1
14 BBC NEWS AT SIX Tue 18.00 3.87 29.51 BBC1
15 BBC NEWS AT SIX Thu 18.00 3.76 29.52 BBC1
16 THE CHASE Wed 17.00 3.75 32.74 ITV/Potato
17 THE REPAIR SHOP Wed 20.00 3.66 21.76 BBC1/Ricochet
18 BBC NEWS AT TEN Wed 22.00 3.61 28.08 BBC1
19 ITV EVENING NEWS Wed 18.30 3.60 24.10 ITV/ITN
20 BBC NEWS AT TEN Tue 22.00 3.48 26.30 BBC1
21 BBC NEWS AT TEN Mon 22.00 3.47 26.26 BBC1
22 ITV EVENING NEWS Fri 18.30 3.46 23.06 ITV/ITN
23 THE CHASE Mon 17.00 3.44 30.55 ITV/Potato
24 ITV EVENING NEWS Mon 18.30 3.36 22.98 ITV/ITN
25 THE CHASE Fri 17.00 3.28 28.53 ITV/Potato
26 ROLLING IN IT Sat 18.25 3.20 22.39 ITV/Over The Top Productions
27 REPORTED MISSING Wed 21.00 3.17 19.96 BBC1/Blast! Films
28 THE ONE SHOW Fri 19.00 3.14 19.95 BBC1
28 THE VOICE KIDS Sat 19.25 3.14 20.20 ITV
30 BBC NEWS Sat 22.00 3.11 22.68 BBC1
31 THE CHASE Thu 17.00 3.10 29.44 ITV/Potato
32 VERA Fri 20.00 3.09 18.97 ITV/Silver Print Pictures
33 THE ONE SHOW Mon 19.00 3.07 20.06 BBC1
34 CASUALTY Sat 19.45 3.06 19.30 BBC1
35 THE CHASE Tue 17.00 3.03 30.15 ITV/Potato
36 ITV EVENING NEWS Thu 18.30 2.98 22.12 ITV/ITN
37 BBC NEWS AT ONE Tue 13.00 2.97 43.11 BBC1
38 BBC NEWS AT ONE Wed 13.00 2.95 40.57 BBC1
39 THE ONE SHOW Wed 19.00 2.89 18.30 BBC1
40 ITV EVENING NEWS Tue 18.30 2.87 21.01 ITV/ITN
40 THE ONE SHOW Thu 19.00 2.87 20.86 BBC1
42 BBC NEWS AT TEN Thu 22.00 2.85 23.06 BBC1
42 BBC NEWS AT ONE Fri 13.00 2.85 37.36 BBC1
42 BBC NEWS AT ONE Mon 13.00 2.85 40.00 BBC1
45 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? Tue 20.00 2.83 17.79 ITV/Stellify Media
46 DOC MARTIN Tue 19.00 2.78 20.33 ITV/Buffalo Pictures
47 HEATHROW: BRITAIN’S BUSIEST AIRPORT Wed 20.00 2.77 16.54 ITV/Raw TV
48 A SUITABLE BOY Sun 21.00 2.76 16.45 BBC1/Lookout Point
49 THE ONE SHOW Tue 19.00 2.75 20.81 BBC1
50 BBC NEWS AT TEN Fri 22.00 2.74 20.74 BBC1
51 POINTLESS CELEBRITIES Sat 18.20 2.64 19.09 BBC1/Remarkable Television
52 FAKE BRITAIN Thu 19.30 2.63 18.73 BBC1
53 BIRDS OF A FEATHER Mon 20.00 2.62 16.38 ITV/Quirky Media/Retort
54 EMMERDALE FAMILY TREES Thu 19.00 2.55 18.54 ITV
55 BBC NEWS Sat 18.00 2.52 20.51 BBC1
56 BBC NEWS AT ONE Thu 13.00 2.42 37.83 BBC1
57 ATTENBOROUGH AND THE SEA DRAGON Sun 17.35 2.35 17.78 BBC1
57 BBC NEWS Sun 13.00 2.35 28.07 BBC1
59 DEATH IN PARADISE Thu 21.00 2.31 15.46 BBC1/Red Planet Pictures
60 GARDENERS’ WORLD Fri 20.00 2.30 13.67 BBC2
61 CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF: A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS Thu 20.00 2.29 15.28 BBC1/Shine TV
62 TIPPING POINT Mon 16.00 2.26 27.89 ITV/Fizz
63 THE CHASE CELEBRITY SPECIAL Sun 17.00 2.25 19.31 ITV/Potato
64 TIPPING POINT Wed 16.00 2.24 27.53 ITV/Fizz
65 OUR YORKSHIRE FARM Tue 21.00 2.19 13.68 C5/Renegade Pictures
66 PANORAMA: ESCAPING MY ABUSER Mon 19.30 2.18 12.94 BBC1
67 TOTAL WIPEOUT: FREDDIE & PADDY TAKEOVER Sat 19.05 2.17 14.28 BBC1/Initial
68 LINE OF DUTY Mon 21.00 2.16 13.90 BBC1/World Productions
69 POINTLESS Wed 17.15 2.14 17.90 BBC1/Remarkable Television
70 BARGAIN HUNT Fri 12.15 2.11 30.24 BBC1
70 A QUESTION OF SPORT AT 50 Fri 20.00 2.11 12.52 BBC1
72 POINTLESS Thu 17.15 2.07 18.89 BBC1/Remarkable Television
73 POINTLESS Mon 17.15 2.06 17.63 BBC1/Remarkable Television
73 BARGAIN HUNT Tue 12.15 2.06 33.96 BBC1
75 TIPPING POINT Tue 16.00 2.05 28.03 ITV/Fizz
75 MAMMA MIA! Sun 18.00 2.05 13.36 ITV
77 BARGAIN HUNT Wed 12.15 2.04 32.50 BBC1
77 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? Fri 21.00 2.04 12.59 BBC1/Zeppotron
79 BBC NEWS Sat 13.00 2.02 27.69 BBC1
80 ITV EVENING NEWS Sat 18.00 2.01 16.11 ITV/ITN
80 POINTLESS Fri 17.15 2.01 16.78 BBC1/Remarkable Television
82 BARGAIN HUNT Mon 12.15 2.00 31.84 BBC1
83 CORONATION STREET: HIGH DAYS AND HOLIDAYS Mon 20.30 1.99 12.16 ITV
84 TIPPING POINT Fri 16.00 1.97 23.85 ITV/Fizz
85 MIRANDA Fri 19.30 1.90 11.57 BBC1
85 UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE Mon 20.30 1.90 11.59 BBC2/ITV Studios
87 TIPPING POINT Thu 16.00 1.83 25.37 ITV/Fizz
88 OUR LIVES: SHANKILL BY THE SEA Wed 19.30 1.81 10.81 BBC1
89 POINTLESS Tue 17.15 1.80 17.15 BBC1/Remarkable Television
90 GRAVITY Sat 20.35 1.78 12.12 BBC1
91 BARGAIN HUNT Thu 12.15 1.74 31.94 BBC1
92 INSIDE ASPREY: LUXURY BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT Thu 21.00 1.70 11.38 ITV/Plum Pictures
93 BBC NEWS Sun 9.00 1.64 30.34 BBC1
93 CORONATION STREET ICONS: KEN BARLOW Wed 20.30 1.64 9.69 ITV
95 CLASSIC EASTENDERS Tue 19.30 1.63 11.01 BBC1
93 THIS FARMING LIFE Tue 20.00 1.58 9.92 BBC2
96 BBC NEWS Fri 9.00 1.57 31.40 BBC1
98 ITV NEWS AT TEN Fri 22.00 1.56 11.82 ITV/ITN
99 THE YORKSHIRE VET Tue 20.00 1.54 9.71 C5/Daisybeck Studios/Motion Content Group
100 MIDSOMER MURDERS Sun 20.00 1.53 8.86 ITV/Bentley Productions

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