28-DAY RATINGS: 28 DEC-03 JAN 2021

Listed below are the twenty eight-day consolidated ratings for programmes shown between 28 December 2020 – 03 January 2021. Figures courtesy of BARB.

Figures include those who watched live, those who watched within a twenty eight-day period and those who watched on devices (unless otherwise stated).



(Rank – Programme – Day – Viewership)

All Channels (top-15)

1. Happy New Year Live (Thu) – 10,080,977

2. The Serpent (Fri) – 8,671,854

3. A Perfect Planet (Sun) – 8,229,754

4. BBC News A Six (Wed) – 7,489,269

5. Coronation Street (Mon) – 6,862,897

6. The Masked Singer (Wed) – 6,810,748

7. Coronation Street (Wed) – 6,765,871

8. Coronation Street (Thu) – 6,672,690

9. The Serpent (Sun) – 6,635,242

10. Coronation Street (Fri) – 6,603,658

11. Doctor Who (Fri) – 6,598,511

12. BBC News Special (Wed) – 6,571,531

13.Antiques Roadshow (Sun) – 6,327,320

14.Black Narcissus (Mon) – 6,260,757

15.BBC News At Six (Tue) – 6,225,473


BBC One (top-15)

1. Happy New Year Live (Thu) – 10,080,977

2. The Serpent (Fri) – 8,671,854

3. A Perfect Planet (Sun) – 8,229,754

4. BBC News A Six (Wed) – 7,489,269

5. The Serpent (Sun) – 6,635,242

6. Doctor Who (Fri) – 6,598,511

7. BBC News Special (Wed) – 6,571,531

8. Antiques Roadshow (Sun) – 6,327,320

9. Black Narcissus (Mon) – 6,260,757

10. BBC News At Six (Tue) – 6,225,473

11. BBC News At Six (Mon) – 6,201,241

12. Black Narcissus (Tue) – 5,927,751

13.Countryfile (Sun) – 5,555,475

14.EastEnders (Tue) – 5,384,489

15.BBC Weekend News (Sat) – 5,193,592


BBC Two (top-15)

1. Jools’ Annual Hootenanny (Thu – 4,642,391

2. University Challenge (Mon) - 3,245,350

3. Only Connect (Mon) – 2,922,393

4. University Challenge (Fri) – 2,795,470

5. Only Connect (Fri) – 2,637,749

6. Only Connect (Tue) – 2,594,452

7. Only Connect (Wed) – 2,521,966

8. Only Connect (Thu) – 2,510,045

9. University Challenge (Tue) – 2,414,057

10. University Challenge (Wed) – 2,390,160

11. University Challenge (Thu) – 2,190,029

12. Two Doors Down (Mon) – 2,114,504

13.Mastermind (Mon) – 2,102,431

14.Inside Monaco (Thu) – 1,725,574

15.Dad’s Army (Sat) – 1,717,816



ITV (top-15)

1. Coronation Street (Mon) – 6,862,897

2. The Masked Singer (Wed) – 6,810,748

3. Coronation Street (Wed) – 6,765,871

4. Coronation Street (Thu) – 6,672,690

5. Coronation Street (Fri) – 6,603,658

6. Emmerdale (Tue) – 5,927,562

7. Emmerdale (Mon) - 5,889,084

8. Emmerdale (Wed) – 5,887,382

9. ITV Evening News (Fri) – 5,777,474

10. ITV Evening News (Mon) – 5,629,199

11. Emmerdale (Thu) - 5,590,956

12. Emmerdale (Fri) – 5,357,652

13.ITV Evening News (Wed) – 5,273,835

14.Beat The Chasers (Sun) – 5,134,450

15.The Chase (Thu) – 5,051,711


Channel 4 (top-15)

1. Bake Off: Festive Special (Sun) – 4,223,773

2. Taskmaster’s New Year Treat (Fri) – 3,335,723

3. The Great (Sun) – 2,771,026

4. The Greatest Showman (Fri) – 2,666,315

5. The Last Leg (Thu) – 2,519,204

6. Sarah Beeny’s New Life In The Country (Tue) – 2,265,544

7. Kirstie And Phil’s Love It And List It (Wed) – 2,260,720

8. Britain’s Most Expensive Houses (Mon) – 2,165,779

9. Cast Away (Sat) – 2,024,754

10. Chitty Flies Again With David Walliams (Fri) – 1,719,698

11. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Sun) – 1,692,101

12. Paddington (Thu) – 1,434,963

13.Jamie And Jimmy’s Festive Feast (Tue) – 1,300,204

14.Back To The… (Mon) – 1,280,172

15.Escape To The Chateau (Mon) – 1,276,300*


Channel 5 (top-15)

1. World’s Strongest Man (Fri) – 2,019,681

2. World’s Strongest Man (Thu) – 1,919,352

3. World’s Strongest Man (Mon) – 1,796,795

4. Ghost (Wed) – 1,791,200

5. Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs (Thu) – 1,719,719

6. World’s Strongest Man (Tue) – 1,641,140

7. Ghost (Wed) – 1,436,000*

8. Secrets Of The Royal Palaces (sat) – 1,347,148

9. Dirty Dancing (Wed) – 1,273,900*

10. Michael McIntyre: In His Own Words (Fri) – 1,205,312

11. Road House (Wed) – 1,144,400*

12. Matilda (Mon) – 1,141,400*

13.Before They Were Royal (Sat) – 1,084,116

14.Jumanji (Fri) – 1,051,400*

15.Road House (Wed) – 1,048,200*


*Figure does not include those who watched on devices.

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