OTT’s chart of the decade

Thursday, January 14, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Time for the final update to our list of the most-watched telly of the 2000s. Read more

Most-watched shows of the 80s

Monday, January 26, 2009 by · 14 Comments 

A slight return to OTT’s chart of the decade.
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OTT’s chart of the decade

Sunday, January 18, 2009 by · 11 Comments 

It’s time to update our list of the most-watched telly since 2000.
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The doctor is still in

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 by · Comments Off 

As David Butler and Bob McKenzie used to constantly mention, predictions are a tough business. That’s certainly my excuse for my post a month ago where I suggested ITV1′s current repeat run of Doc Martin would be inelegantly pulled from the schedules before the end. Four weeks on, not only is it still there, but the ratings are actually going up! Read more

The doctor is in

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Two years ago, I blogged about ITV1 dropping a repeat run of Afterlife after one episode, and quoted Broadcast‘s William Phillips – one of the most perceptive writers about television there’s ever been – to say that drama repeats don’t work. Read more

Calendar countdown – slight return (again)

Sunday, January 20, 2008 by · Comments Off 

It’s time once more to update OTT’s chart of the most watched programmes of the decade so far. Read more

Calendar countdown – slight return

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Now that Broadcast magazine has compiled the highest rating TV of 2006, it’s time to update OTT’s chart of the most watched programmes of the decade so far. Read more

After viewers, more like

Sunday, July 30, 2006 by · Comments Off 

ITV1′s immediate axing of Saturday night series It’s Now or Never attracted a fair amount of headlines this week, such is the embarrassment, but not many people seem to have noticed that they’ve also yanked off another series after one episode – the repeat of Afterlife that was on at 9pm last Sunday and was supposed to be there for the next five weeks. Read more

Plinko with Pasquale

Wednesday, February 1, 2006 by · Comments Off 

It’s amazing to think about how much of a ratings battleground teatime has become. Read more

Calendar countdown

Sunday, January 22, 2006 by · Comments Off 

What have been the most watched programmes of the decade so far? Read more

Take a look at the lawmen

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Although Life on Mars has got off to a reasonably impressive start ratings-wise, it’ll be tested from next Monday not least because it’ll be up against ITV’s latest Robson Green vehicle Northern Lights. Read more

The most watched shows of 2005

Thursday, January 5, 2006 by · Comments Off 

News is filtering out about Broadcast’s list of most-watched programmes in 2005. Read more

“The thing about this hand is… it’s a fightin’ hand!”

Monday, December 26, 2005 by · Comments Off 

So the good Doctor didn’t get quite as many viewers as predicted, but 9.8 million is pretty remarkable for a children’s science-fiction adventure at any time of the year, especially one up against Sir Terence of Wogan on the other side. Read more

Ratings revisited

Sunday, December 4, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Here are the 10 most watched programmes on Christmas Day 20 years ago: Read more