7-Day Ratings Overview | 06-12 September 2021

Here’s a round-up of the latest seven-day consolidated ratings for week 06-12 September 2021. Figures are courtesy of BARB, and include those who watched live and those who watched within a seven-day period on catch-up.



Unsurprisingly, Vigil once again topped the week, with its fourth episode consolidating to 9,175,291. The week also saw the return of BBC One drama Silent Witness, which launched its twenty-fourth series with 6,903,374. Episode two continued with 6,256,840. BBC comedy Ghosts continued strong with 4,466,939 viewers – this include those who watched on iPlayer before linear transmission.



The biggest ratings story of the weekend was final of the US Open, where Channel 4 secured the rights at the eleventh hour. On average, including pre and post match, coverage averaged 6,014,196 viewers. Also in sport, England’s world cup qualifier held 5,859,758 viewers on Wednesday 8 September. Celebrity Masterchef continued with just over 4m across the week.


ITV’s week was dominated – as always – by Coronation Street. The highest rating episode was Friday’s 7:30pm showing with 5,781,665 viewers, followed at 8:30pm with 5,718,362. Emmerdale’s highest rating episode was also on Friday, with 4,932,055 viewers.



The weekend also saw a host of new and returning ITV shows. Endeavour returned with 4,682,757 viewers. On Saturday night, The Cube had 2.5m, followed by Beat The Chasers with just over 3m viewers, and new show Paul O’Grady’s Saturday Night Line Up which entertained 1.7m viewers. Family Fortunes returned on Sunday 12 September with 2.5m viewers.


The National Television Awards also returned after an 18 month break, the ceremony has consolidated to 3.8m viewers.



Figures are courtesy of BARB.