Leading TV channels in the United Kingdom (UK) as of Q1 2019, by quarterly reach

Quarterly reach of the leading 20 TV channels in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 1st quarter 2019 (in millions)

by Katrin Kienast, last edited Jun 25, 2019
Leading TV channels in the United Kingdom (UK) as of Q1 2019, by quarterly reach As of the first quarter of 2019, BBC 1 had a reach of approximately 56 million viewers. The BBC’s channels one and two both had reaches of over 50 million individuals, with the broadcasting network’s least popular channel being BBC Parliament. The highest reaching commercial channel as of the first quarter of 2019 was Channel 4. In 2017, the BBC had the highest audience share of any broadcaster in the UK. In total there were over 460 TV channels available in the UK as of December 2018.
TV audiences

UK adults aged over 65 years watched on average almost six hours of television per day, more than three times as much viewed by those aged between 16 and 24 years. The total average time spent watching television in the UK has actually fallen between 2011 and 2017. The favorite genres of the British public include drama, entertainment and documentaries.

Video on demand

With the digital revolution came the rise of video on demand services. The United Kingdom alone had approximately 600 legal video on-demand services available to consumers. As of the third quarter of 2018, the UK Apple iOS app had more than half a billion minutes of viewable content available to stream.
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Quarterly reach of the leading 20 TV channels in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 1st quarter 2019 (in millions)

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Reach in millions*
BBC 155.9
Channel 451.8
BBC 2 50.9
Channel 549.1
ITV48.2
ITV 240.1
BBC 430.7
ITV HD30.6
E430.5
More 429.9
C4+129.3
Dave28.7
ITV+128.5
ITV 428.2
Film 426.6
5STAR23.2
4seven23.1
ITV 322
Sky 120.8
ITV2+120.4
Reach in millions*
BBC 155.9
Channel 451.8
BBC 2 50.9
Channel 549.1
ITV48.2
ITV 240.1
BBC 430.7
ITV HD30.6
E430.5
More 429.9
C4+129.3
Dave28.7
ITV+128.5
ITV 428.2
Film 426.6
5STAR23.2
4seven23.1
ITV 322
Sky 120.8
ITV2+120.4
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by Katrin Kienast, last edited Jun 25, 2019
As of the first quarter of 2019, BBC 1 had a reach of approximately 56 million viewers. The BBC’s channels one and two both had reaches of over 50 million individuals, with the broadcasting network’s least popular channel being BBC Parliament. The highest reaching commercial channel as of the first quarter of 2019 was Channel 4. In 2017, the BBC had the highest audience share of any broadcaster in the UK. In total there were over 460 TV channels available in the UK as of December 2018.
TV audiences

UK adults aged over 65 years watched on average almost six hours of television per day, more than three times as much viewed by those aged between 16 and 24 years. The total average time spent watching television in the UK has actually fallen between 2011 and 2017. The favorite genres of the British public include drama, entertainment and documentaries.

Video on demand

With the digital revolution came the rise of video on demand services. The United Kingdom alone had approximately 600 legal video on-demand services available to consumers. As of the third quarter of 2018, the UK Apple iOS app had more than half a billion minutes of viewable content available to stream.
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