7-DAY RATINGS OVERVIEW: 25-31 OCTOBER 2021

Here’s a round-up of the latest seven-day consolidated ratings for week 25-31 October 2021. Figures are courtesy of BARB, and include those who watched live and those who watched within a seven-day period on catch-up.




Once again, Strictly Come Dancing was the most watched show of the week, with 10,574,880 tuning into the Saturday live show. However, the results show slipped to the third most watched show, beaten by The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 with 9,150,248 viewers. The Strictly Results were watched by 8,704,400 viewers.


It was a big week for dramas, with new ITV’s The Long Call starting on Monday with 6,004,615 viewers. The second episode on Tuesday evening slipped to 4,200,991 viewers. BBC’s Shetland continued with a strong 6,032,815 viewers.



Doctor Who returned for its thirteenth series ‘Flux’. The opening episode, The Halloween Apocalypse attracted 5,785,035 viewers on Sunday evening. It beat all episodes of ITV’s Emmerdale – the highest of which was watched by 5,752,840 viewers.


BBC One’s new drama Showtrial launched with 4,982,219 viewers. Stephen Merchant’s new comedy drama The Outlaws launched with 4,205,978 viewers. Blankety Blank continued on BBC One with well over 5 million viewers.



Figures are courtesy of BARB.