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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

TitleChannelViewersShare
1I’M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE NOW!ITV 21,5778.8%
2OLYMPIC’S MOST AMAZING MOMENTSBBC Three1,2788.3%
3DON’T TELL THE BRIDEBBC Three1,1374.3%
4THE TOILET: AN UNSPOKEN HISTORYBBC Four1,0074.0%
5SUPERSTORM USA: CAUGHT ON CAMERABBC Three8894.8%
6IN THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTEBBC Four8693.6%
7TIMESHIFT: WHEN WRESTLING WAS GOLDENBBC Four8323.6%
8GREAT MOVIE MISTAKES 2012BBC Three8313.6%
9MADE IN CHELSEAE48194.5%
10PIXAR: 25 MAGIC MOMENTSBBC Three8172.9%
11OLYMPICS 2012: 50 GREATEST MOMENTSBBC Three8153.3%
12OUR WAR: RETURN TO DEATH VALLEYBBC Three8063.0%
13THE GOLDEN AGE OF STEAM RAILWAYSBBC Four8063.1%
14ROME: A HISTORY OF THE ETERNAL CITYBBC Four8033.2%
15OUR WAR: INTO THE HORNET’S NESTBBC Three7922.9%
16NORMAN WISDOM: HIS STORYBBC Four7883.0%
17JET! WHEN BRITAIN RULED THE SKIESBBC Four7793.2%
18DON’T TELL THE BRIDE: CHRISTMAS ON ICEBBC Three7732.9%
1950 YEARS OF BOND CARS: TOP GEAR…BBC HD7682.6%
20PREMIER LEAGUE’S MOST AMAZING MOMENTSBBC Three7663.1%
21KIDNAPPED AND DRUGGED FOR FAMILY…BBC Three7613.0%
22TAILS YOU WIN: THE SCIENCE OF CHANCEBBC Four7543.0%
23FILM: KNUCKLE (2011): STORYVILLEBBC Four7544.0%
24BRITAIN ON FILMBBC Four7412.8%
25HELL’S KITCHENITV 27362.8%
26UNSAFE SEX IN THE CITYBBC Three7352.7%
27CAN ANYONE BEAT BOLT?BBC Three7282.7%
28OUR WAR: THE LOST PLATOONBBC Three7192.5%
29DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S FIRST LIFEBBC Four7122.7%
30ROSS KEMP EXTREME WORLDSky17102.4%
31JULIA BRADBURY’S CANAL WALKSBBC Four7062.8%
32THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED EGYPTBBC Four7032.6%
33THE DARK AGES: AN AGE OF LIGHTBBC Four7022.7%
34WORLD WAR TWO: 1942 AND HITLER’S…BBC Four6872.8%
35COME DINE WITH MEMore46813.1%
36GREAT BRITISH RAILWAY JOURNEYSBBC Four6802.9%
37THE 2000 YEAR OLD COMPUTERBBC Four6722.8%
38TOURETTES: LET ME ENTERTAIN YOUBBC Three6702.4%
39TRANSSEXUAL TEEN, BEAUTY QUEENBBC Three6642.4%
40THE BEST OF KENNY EVERETT’S TELEVISIONBBC Four6512.8%
41THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFFBBC HD6422.5%
42GIRLS BEHIND BARSBBC Three6402.3%
43ONE BORN: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?More46363.4%
44SUN, SEX AND SUSPICIOUS PARENTSBBC Three6332.1%
45DEATH CAMP TREBLINKABBC Four6292.5%
46HORIZONBBC Four6232.4%
47IS FOOTBALL RACIST?BBC Three6212.5%
48MARS: A HORIZON GUIDEBBC Four6183.3%
49THE BRIDGES THAT BUILT LONDONBBC Four6142.7%
50THE AGE OF THE TRAINBBC Four6102.6%
51THE TREASURES OF ANCIENT ROMEBBC Four6032.1%
52RIOTS: THE AFTERSHOCKBBC Three5982.3%
53HIDCOTE: A GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONSBBC Four5972.3%
54LOST CITIES OF THE ANCIENTSBBC Four5962.1%
55DOWNTON ABBEY: BEHIND THE DRAMAITV 35952.7%
56SNOG MARRY AVOID?BBC Three5933.4%
57IMMORTAL? A HORIZON GUIDE TO AGEINGBBC Four5872.2%
58NATURE’S MICROWORLDSBBC Four5862.4%
59CHERRY HEALEY: HOW TO GET A LIFEBBC Three5862.4%
60FILM: GOD BLESS OZZY OSBOURNE (2011)BBC Four5863.1%
61THE RACE THAT SHOCKED THE WORLDBBC Four5862.9%
62WORLD’S CRAZIEST FOOLSBBC Three5832.8%
63SHE-WOLVES: ENGLAND’S EARLY QUEENSBBC Four5812.4%
64FORD’S DAGENHAM DREAMBBC Four5782.9%
65TIMESHIFT: MAGNIFICENT MACHINESBBC Four5652.1%
66TIMESHIFT: THE GOLDEN AGE OF LINERSBBC Four5632.4%
67I’M A CELEBRITY – GET ME OUT OF HERE!ITV 25604.9%
68RICH HALL’S INVENTING THE INDIANSBBC Four5592.0%
69BRITAIN UNZIPPEDBBC Three5582.8%
70SHREK: ONCE UPON A TIMEBBC Three5572.3%
71DON’T TELL THE BRIDE GOES GLOBALBBC Three5532.1%
72THE SECRET LIFE OF THE MOTORWAYBBC Four5502.2%
73SEVEN AGES OF STARLIGHTBBC Four5492.2%
74ISLANDS OF BRITAINITV 35492.2%
75THE KENNETH WILLIAMS STORY: A REPUTATIONBBC Four5472.0%
76TOP GEARBBC Three5392.0%
77INSIDE THE BODY BEAUTIFUL: HOW COSMETICBBC Three5352.0%
78LOVE AND MARRIAGE: A 20TH CENTURY ROMANCEBBC Four5342.1%
79TIMESHIFT: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COACH TRAVELBBC Four5302.1%
80DON’T TELL THE BRIDE: CHRISTMAS REVENGEBBC Three5302.0%
81THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTYITV 25285.7%
82WHO KILLED THE HONEY BEE?BBC Four5282.1%
83MEET KENNY EVERETT: 1973BBC Four5272.8%
84GUTS: THE STRANGE AND MYSTERIOUS WORLDBBC Four5272.1%
85RUSSELL BRAND: FROM ADDICTION TO RECOVERBBC Three5182.1%
86SURVIVORS NATURE’S INDESTRUCTIBLE CREATURESBBC Four5172.0%
87GREAT NEW MOVIE MISTAKES 2: THE SEQUELBBC Three5152.3%
88I WANT TO CHANGE MY BODYBBC Three5152.0%
89ORDER AND DISORDER WITH JIM AL-KHALILIBBC Four5132.0%
90THE STORY OF INDIABBC Four5111.8%
91MY STORYCbeebies5114.2%
92IS OUR WEATHER GETTING WORSE?More45072.1%
93THE JOHN THAW STORYITV 35011.9%
94MORE OLD JEWS TELLING JOKESBBC Four5002.5%
95100 YEARS OF THE LONDON PALLADIUMBBC Four4991.9%
96TIMESHIFT: BREAD: A LOAF AFFAIRBBC Four4952.6%
97GREAT MOVIE MISTAKES 2011: NOT IN 3DBBC Three4932.4%
98THE NATURAL WORLDBBC Four4931.9%
99JAPAN’S TSUNAMI: CAUGHT ON CAMERAMore44921.8%
100CARAVANS: A BRITISH LOVE AFFAIRBBC Four4912.5%