TV ratings thread

Discussion in 'Moopy TV' started by lolly, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Not sure how much interest there will be in this, but since I found a website which publishes a full chart weekly (thinkbox.tv), I've been checking it weekly. Unfortunately they only carry the last week - there is no archive, so I thought I'd record it here. I imagine @Rita at least will have some interest.

    For the soaps or any programme with multiple shows, I'm going to average them, rather than include all individual episodes.

    The chart seems quite late now, because it includes time shifted figures for 7 days after broadcast. So the current chart (published on Monday Feb 4) covers the week Jan 21 - 27.
     
  2. lolly

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    Jan 21 - 27

    01 Call The Midwife 8.608m
    02 Vera 7.884m
    03 Silent Witness 7.801m
    04 Coronation Street 7.393m
    05 Death In Paradise 7.371m
    06 Dancing On Ice 6.833m
    07 Cleaning Up 6.822m
    08 Emmerdale 6.700m
    09 FA Cup Match Of The Day Live 6.146m
    10 The Voice UK 6.046m
    11 Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad 5.876m
    12 EastEnders 5.860m
    13 The National Television Awards 2019 5.515m
    14 Cold Feet 5.342m
    15 Les Miserables 4.957m
    16 Catchphrase Celebrity Specials 4.793m
    17 Six O'clock News 4.793m
    18 Casualty 4.760m
    19 Grantchester 4.568m
    20 The Chase 4.324m
     
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  3. SDF

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    What happened to Eastenders?

    Dancing On Ice is holding up well, it does seem to the be their most talked about series (mainly thanks to the GC)
     
  4. Rita

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    Oh YES PLEASE. I am always asking about ratings and don’t have the first clue where to find them. Good job @lolly.
     
  5. Rita

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    Can I also once again take this opportunity to say Call The Midwife is LIFE.
     
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  6. Rita

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    Why is every new drama on TV about POLICE DETECTIVES? Cleaning Up isn’t, but it’s also a bit of a non starter although I am baring with it until the final episode next week.
     
  7. Ag

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    It's an astonishingly BANAL list. I guess most the GOOD STUFF is on streaming these days.

    The only ones I really watch from that list are the NEWS and occasionally watch The Chase if there's fuck all else on.
     
  8. octophone

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    Seeing that, I'm reassessing my thoughts about the Xmas Day ratings; they seem OK now...
     
  9. lolly

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    I guess some of the shows will pick up greater audiences down the line on iPlayer etc, but I imagine that will be mostly the dramas. These figures cover until 7 days after broadcast, but obviously there has to be a cut off somewhere.

    I doubt that the soaps or shows like DOI and The Voice pick up many at all after a week.
     
  10. lolly

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    I'm sure it was always the case though - the more interesting shows were always on the minority channels. And arguably still is.

    A difference I remember from growing up is that shows like Dallas and Dynasty were always at the top of the list as well. All the big US shows are on Netflix or Sky Atlantic etc now.
     
  11. FetchFugly

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    I endured two episodes of that. What a load of tripe - I'm assuming that it is Sheridan that is keeping that many people watching.

    I watched Call The Midwife (PERFECT Sunday night fare), DOI, Les Miserables and Cold Feet from that list.
     
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    ITV have just ditched their two comedy series’ as well.

    Granted, Birds Of A Feather wasn’t exactly a behemoth of quality, but the worst thing was the director of ITV essentially saying “if you want comedy, watch Coronation Street and enjoy the one-liners and quips”
     
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  13. Rita

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    Les Miserables was FANTASTIC.
     
  14. octophone

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    I really only ever watch TV online now. The last programme I sat down to watch was the Would I Lie To You Xmas special because it had James Acaster on it and I had nowt else to do. I had to sign up to that UKPLAY thing to watch Hypothetical...
     
  15. lolly

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    Mr L is watching, so I've seen a lot of it. I quite like it, but can't think of many shows where you have to suspend your disbelief to the same extent. The biggest problem with it I think though was making it into a six part series - it could have been a two parter quite happily.
     
  16. Rita

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    Will she clean up though Lolly, my love?
     
  17. lolly

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    I kind of hope NOT. She's a hard character to have sympathy for. I prefer her friend.
     
  18. Rita

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    I would love to see her food van come in to fruition. I agree that Sam is not that likeable but I would still like to see her rule supreme, simply for her to keep her house, daughters, and family together.
     
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    Jan 28 - Feb 3

    01 Call The Midwife 8.662m
    02 Vera 7.744m
    03 Silent Witness 7.727m
    04 Coronation Street 7.472m
    05 Death In Paradise 7.306m
    06 Emmerdale 6.671m
    07 Dancing On Ice 6.355m
    08 Cleaning Up 6.349m
    09 Antiques Roadshow 5.860m
    10 Rugby: Six Nations Live 2019 5.77m
    11 The Voice UK 5.768m
    12 EastEnders 5.742m
    13 Cold Feet 5.388m
    14 Les Miserables 5.290m
    15 Countryfile 5.232m
    16 Six O'clock News 4.969m
    17 Grantchester 4.719m
    18 Casualty 4.578m
    19 Six Nations Rugby: France v Wales 4.512m
    20 Pointless Celebrities 4.383m
     
  20. Rita

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    Cal the Midwife holding up well. :lolly:
     
  21. lolly

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    Interesting that the dominating dramas seem to be either female led or joint female/male.
     
  22. Rita

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    I have never watched Vera. Am I missing much? Is it the 2019 version of Marple?
     
  23. Rita

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    Who run the world?

    GIRLS.
     
  24. lolly

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    I dip in and out of it. I think I only caught two this series.

    It's nowhere near as fluffy as Marple. It's fairly straightforward as a detective drama I'd say, just with an acerbic pensioner as the lead.
     
  25. Rita

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    I think I will stick to Luther for my detective drama for now. I have binge watched series 1-4 over the past few weeks.
     
  26. Rita

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    Both Call The Midwife and Vera run after each other on a Sunday evening don’t they? Does being shown on a Sunday night during winter contribute to such high ratings?
     
  27. Rita

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    I think I have enjoyed the first 15 minutes of this episode more than I have the whole series up to now.
     
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    It’s probably one of the best slots - people are winding down ready to go back to work on Monday, so more likely to be near a television.

    I think that’s why Dancing On Ice was moved there.
     
  29. lolly

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    Just watched the last episode. I felt like kicking the screen so many times.
     
  30. Rita

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    I take it that was down to Sam? I found she was so lucky to have so many understanding people around her, and that they were so willing to help bail her out. It looked like it was gearing up for a possible series 2?
     
  31. lolly

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    Well the ending was certainly open. And the ratings were food enough. But I hope not.
     
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    Antiques Roadshow gets 6 million viewers???
     
  33. Rita

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    I’m not too sure. I can’t remember any more of Sheridan’s recent work having a sequel, so I would say if it was down to her it would certainly be a no.
     
  34. Rita

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    I seem to remember reading a few years back that it got more than double that.
     
  35. lolly

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    The chart hasn't been updated yet for week ending Feb 10th. I'll keep an eye on it and post it when it has been published.
     
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  36. lolly

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    February 4-10

    01 Call The Midwife 8.800m
    02 Silent Witness 7.626m
    03 Coronation Street 7.391m
    04 Death In Paradise 7.300m
    05 Endeavour 6.891m
    06 Emmerdale 6.524m
    07 Cleaning Up 6.308m
    08 Dancing On Ice 6.131m
    09 Antiques Roadshow 6.040m
    10 EastEnders 5.695m
    11 Countryfile Winter Special 5.665m
    12 The Voice UK 5.458m
    13 Rugby: Six Nations Live 2019 5.414m
    14 Cold Feet 5.372m
    15 Six O'clock News 4.861m
    16 Grantchester 4.719m
    17 Pointless Celebrities 4.766m
    18 Casualty 4.670m
    19 The Chase 4.111m
    20 Martin Clunes: Islands Of America 4.057m
     
  37. Rita

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    The Voice seems to be going the same way as The X Factor. :(
     
  38. lolly

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    It's doing better than X Factor did last year, isn't it? And it certainly hasn't fallen ao hard, if only because it was never so successful in the first place.
     
  39. Rita

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    What is seen as good ratings now? Would the whole Top 20 be seen as a success? I understand that things very rarely hit the dizzy heights of 20 million viewers now, but I also remember not all that long ago TV shows getting axed as they were “only” hitting 7-8 million.
     
  40. lolly

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    Actually, if you include multiple episodes of shows that have them, The Voice is the #25 of the week, which is broadly similar to where X Factor was last year. If anything a little better I believe.
     

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