These are 2017's Most Watched TV Shows

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The most watched TV shows of 2017 have been revealed.

Blue Planet 2 tops the rankings after a huge audience of more than 14 million viewers watched the series, including those who watched on catch up in the seven days after.


Alongside Blue Planet, Strictly Come Dancing put in massive numbers with an average of 13 million watching the final earlier this month, making it the second most watched show of 2017.

I'm A Celebrity ranked in third place this year with 12.7 million viewers for its launch in November.

The three programmes overtook the One Love Manchester concert, which had been the year's most watched show since June.

Blue Planet II


One Love Manchester was held on Sunday 4 June at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground to honour and raise vital funds for the victims and families who were tragically affected by the Manchester attack at an Ariana Grande concert in May.


The special music show featured performances by Ariana herself alongside Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That and Niall Horan, with added acts including Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas.

TV coverage of the event saw an average audience of 10.9 million viewers on the night, rising to 11.63 million with catch up figures.

The music concert was a smidgen ahead of ITV Broadchurch's final which had 11.61 million viewers in April.

Britain's Got Talent is next in the rankings with a top audience of 11.51 million for its latest series which concluded at the start of summer.

BBC One's Sherlock and Call The Midwife round off the rankings.

Last year's most watched show - The Great British Bake Off - did not make the list. Last year's final BBC One series of Bake Off had 16 million viewers compared to 10 million on Channel 4 in 2017.

Also taking a knock was The X Factor, dropping to a peak audience of 7.9 million viewers compared to last year's 10.1 million.


Most watched shows of 2017

Official BARB figures including +1 and HD, where applicable.

  1. Blue Planet 2: 14.01 million
  2. Strictly Come Dancing Dancing: 13.03 million
  3. I'm A Celebrity: 12.69 million
  4. One Love Manchester: 11.63 million
  5. Broadchurch: 11.61 million
  6. Britain's Got Talent: 11.51 million
  7. Sherlock: 11.33 million
  8. Call The Midwife: 10.6 million

What shows will top 2018? Follow all the UK TV ratings here...

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