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What Did UK Viewers Watch? Top 100 Factual Programs: Digital, 2H 2012

For your reference, below are the highest-rated UK factual programs in 2H 2012 for digital channels, including BBC3 and BBC4, ITV2 and ITV3, E4, Sky1, More4 and others. Takeaways and UK broadcast ratings for 2012 to follow — I’m in Adelaide attending AIDC this week. Top Factual Programs, UK, 2H 2012 Viewers / ‘000 Title Channel …

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Discovery vs Nat Geo vs History. Race for UK Gold, Part 3. How Far Behind Broadcast? Plus: Our New Global Doc Buyers’ Guide

Here are my quick Takeaways before a summer getaway. Business Model: UK factual channels attract relatively small audiences compared with the broadcasters. However: Advertisers are attracted to their relatively upscale viewers. And the networks earn subscriber fees from Sky and other platforms. On the cost side, all UK factual channels benefit from a business model …

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What did UK Viewers Watch before the Olympics? Part 2. ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Wins Gold

My out-of-the-couch reaction to Mo Farah’s fantastic 10K win on Saturday was a reminder that there are three categories of Olympic Gold: Gold. Your garden variety step to the top of the podium. Solid Gold. A win that captures very special athletic power and durability. Heavy Gold. The Chinese concept for a win that is …

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UK Viewers: What Did They Watch before the Olympics? Part 1: Top 100 Factual Programs, 1st Half, 2012

Here is our own tribute to London 2012 – the first of three posts that cover the UK  audience for factual programs. A friend shared a recent report on the ratings for UK factual programs and docs broadcast through the end of  June. Here is a chart of the Highest-rated Factual programs by broadcast network.         …

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What Did Brits Watch in Huge Numbers? Factual FY’11 (#1-35)

A friend shared a recent report on the average ratings of UK factual and documentary programs broadcast in 2011. Here are the Top 1-35, with our Takeaways below. The Takeaways are updated from our August post on the top programs for 1H’11. Also, see our previous post for #36-70 for FY’11. Title Channel TVR ‘000 …

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UK Viewers: What Do They Watch? Top Factual Programs, 2011 YTD

Brits and Americans are two peoples separated by lots more than a common language. For a start, take the television viewing preferences of the world’s #1 and #2 English-speaking television markets. A friend shared a recent a top level report on the ratings of UK Factual and Documentary programs broadcast this year through the end …

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