OnBuy.com has pulled data from the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) to reveal the programmes with the highest number of views per episode from each month in the UK.
The data was gathered by analysing the weekly viewing figures between January and June for the top-rated programmes from six leading channels: BBC 1, ITV, Channel 4, BBC 2, Channel 5 and ITV 2.
OnBuy can reveal that out of all six channels, the most viewed programme from January to June was the World Cup 2018 game featuring Tunisia vs England on BBC1 where 16,866 million people tuned in to watch it.
ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent was the next most watched programme between January and June, with 11,003 million views for an episode in April alone.
Channel 4’s Kiri was the most watched programme of the channel within the six months analysed, with 5,686 million views for the most popular episode in January, while the British television series Collateral was the most viewed programme on BBC2 with 6,349 million views for its most popular episode in February.
Cruising with Jane McDonald on Channel 5 took the lead as it gained the highest number of views in the last six months – with June raking in 2,384 million views for an episode. ITV2’s Love Island came back with a bang, with more than four million Brits sitting down to watch the show when it started in June.