Here is a look at the most watched UK TV shows of 2019 – so far.
As 2019 heads past the half-way point, here’s a round up of the biggest TV moments of the year to date based on official consolidated catch up figures.
And currently it’s a close battle for the top spot between BBC One’s Line Of Duty and ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
As things stand, Line Of Duty has the edge with 12.1 million viewers to Britain’s Got Talent’s 10.2 million.
The current top ten sees ITV and BBC each recording five of the most watched programmes to date.
New dramas from ITV Manhunt, Cleaning Up and Cheat have all posted big numbers, together with soap staple Coronation Street.
For BBC One, Call The Midwife, Death In Paradise and Luther join Line Of Duty in the top ten as well as England’s semi-final Women’s World Cup football match against United States.
UK’s Most Watched Shows Of 2019 – so far
Up to July. Official BARB 7-day TV set catch up figures including +1 and HD channels.
Highest rated single episode, instalment or match per channel.
1. Line of Duty – 12.1 million (BBC One)
2. Britain’s Got Talent – 10.2 million (ITV)
3. Manhunt – 9.0 million (ITV)
4.= Call the Midwife – 8.9 million (BBC One)
4.= Women’s World Cup, England vs. United States – 8.9 million (BBC One)
6. Luther – 8.8 million (BBC One)
7. Cleaning Up – 8.5 million (ITV)
8. Cheat – 8.2 million (ITV)
9. Death in Paradise – 8.2 million (BBC One)
10. Coronation Street – 8.1 million (ITV)
Of course 2019 still has a while to go yet.
TV shows that could make an impact in the top 10 include the likes of regular reality shows Strictly Come Dancing and I’m A Celebrity.
There’s also the Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 plus The X Factor’s planned Celebrity and All Star series which could prove a hit.
Meanwhile, although it hasn’t (yet) broken the top ten, Love Island’s latest series has set new records for ITV2 with over 6 million viewers for its current series.