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 Viewers Share
1 I’M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE NOW! ITV 2 1,577 8.8%
2 OLYMPIC’S MOST AMAZING MOMENTS BBC Three 1,278 8.3%
3 DON’T TELL THE BRIDE BBC Three 1,137 4.3%
4 THE TOILET: AN UNSPOKEN HISTORY BBC Four 1,007 4.0%
5 SUPERSTORM USA: CAUGHT ON CAMERA BBC Three 889 4.8%
6 IN THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE BBC Four 869 3.6%
7 TIMESHIFT: WHEN WRESTLING WAS GOLDEN BBC Four 832 3.6%
8 GREAT MOVIE MISTAKES 2012 BBC Three 831 3.6%
9 MADE IN CHELSEA E4 819 4.5%
10 PIXAR: 25 MAGIC MOMENTS BBC Three 817 2.9%
11 OLYMPICS 2012: 50 GREATEST MOMENTS BBC Three 815 3.3%
12 OUR WAR: RETURN TO DEATH VALLEY BBC Three 806 3.0%
13 THE GOLDEN AGE OF STEAM RAILWAYS BBC Four 806 3.1%
14 ROME: A HISTORY OF THE ETERNAL CITY BBC Four 803 3.2%
15 OUR WAR: INTO THE HORNET’S NEST BBC Three 792 2.9%
16 NORMAN WISDOM: HIS STORY BBC Four 788 3.0%
17 JET! WHEN BRITAIN RULED THE SKIES BBC Four 779 3.2%
18 DON’T TELL THE BRIDE: CHRISTMAS ON ICE BBC Three 773 2.9%
19 50 YEARS OF BOND CARS: TOP GEAR… BBC HD 768 2.6%
20 PREMIER LEAGUE’S MOST AMAZING MOMENTS BBC Three 766 3.1%
21 KIDNAPPED AND DRUGGED FOR FAMILY… BBC Three 761 3.0%
22 TAILS YOU WIN: THE SCIENCE OF CHANCE BBC Four 754 3.0%
23 FILM: KNUCKLE (2011): STORYVILLE BBC Four 754 4.0%
24 BRITAIN ON FILM BBC Four 741 2.8%
25 HELL’S KITCHEN ITV 2 736 2.8%
26 UNSAFE SEX IN THE CITY BBC Three 735 2.7%
27 CAN ANYONE BEAT BOLT? BBC Three 728 2.7%
28 OUR WAR: THE LOST PLATOON BBC Three 719 2.5%
29 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S FIRST LIFE BBC Four 712 2.7%
30 ROSS KEMP EXTREME WORLD Sky1 710 2.4%
31 JULIA BRADBURY’S CANAL WALKS BBC Four 706 2.8%
32 THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED EGYPT BBC Four 703 2.6%
33 THE DARK AGES: AN AGE OF LIGHT BBC Four 702 2.7%
34 WORLD WAR TWO: 1942 AND HITLER’S… BBC Four 687 2.8%
35 COME DINE WITH ME More4 681 3.1%
36 GREAT BRITISH RAILWAY JOURNEYS BBC Four 680 2.9%
37 THE 2000 YEAR OLD COMPUTER BBC Four 672 2.8%
38 TOURETTES: LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU BBC Three 670 2.4%
39 TRANSSEXUAL TEEN, BEAUTY QUEEN BBC Three 664 2.4%
40 THE BEST OF KENNY EVERETT’S TELEVISION BBC Four 651 2.8%
41 THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF BBC HD 642 2.5%
42 GIRLS BEHIND BARS BBC Three 640 2.3%
43 ONE BORN: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? More4 636 3.4%
44 SUN, SEX AND SUSPICIOUS PARENTS BBC Three 633 2.1%
45 DEATH CAMP TREBLINKA BBC Four 629 2.5%
46 HORIZON BBC Four 623 2.4%
47 IS FOOTBALL RACIST? BBC Three 621 2.5%
48 MARS: A HORIZON GUIDE BBC Four 618 3.3%
49 THE BRIDGES THAT BUILT LONDON BBC Four 614 2.7%
50 THE AGE OF THE TRAIN BBC Four 610 2.6%
51 THE TREASURES OF ANCIENT ROME BBC Four 603 2.1%
52 RIOTS: THE AFTERSHOCK BBC Three 598 2.3%
53 HIDCOTE: A GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONS BBC Four 597 2.3%
54 LOST CITIES OF THE ANCIENTS BBC Four 596 2.1%
55 DOWNTON ABBEY: BEHIND THE DRAMA ITV 3 595 2.7%
56 SNOG MARRY AVOID? BBC Three 593 3.4%
57 IMMORTAL? A HORIZON GUIDE TO AGEING BBC Four 587 2.2%
58 NATURE’S MICROWORLDS BBC Four 586 2.4%
59 CHERRY HEALEY: HOW TO GET A LIFE BBC Three 586 2.4%
60 FILM: GOD BLESS OZZY OSBOURNE (2011) BBC Four 586 3.1%
61 THE RACE THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD BBC Four 586 2.9%
62 WORLD’S CRAZIEST FOOLS BBC Three 583 2.8%
63 SHE-WOLVES: ENGLAND’S EARLY QUEENS BBC Four 581 2.4%
64 FORD’S DAGENHAM DREAM BBC Four 578 2.9%
65 TIMESHIFT: MAGNIFICENT MACHINES BBC Four 565 2.1%
66 TIMESHIFT: THE GOLDEN AGE OF LINERS BBC Four 563 2.4%
67 I’M A CELEBRITY – GET ME OUT OF HERE! ITV 2 560 4.9%
68 RICH HALL’S INVENTING THE INDIANS BBC Four 559 2.0%
69 BRITAIN UNZIPPED BBC Three 558 2.8%
70 SHREK: ONCE UPON A TIME BBC Three 557 2.3%
71 DON’T TELL THE BRIDE GOES GLOBAL BBC Three 553 2.1%
72 THE SECRET LIFE OF THE MOTORWAY BBC Four 550 2.2%
73 SEVEN AGES OF STARLIGHT BBC Four 549 2.2%
74 ISLANDS OF BRITAIN ITV 3 549 2.2%
75 THE KENNETH WILLIAMS STORY: A REPUTATION BBC Four 547 2.0%
76 TOP GEAR BBC Three 539 2.0%
77 INSIDE THE BODY BEAUTIFUL: HOW COSMETIC BBC Three 535 2.0%
78 LOVE AND MARRIAGE: A 20TH CENTURY ROMANCE BBC Four 534 2.1%
79 TIMESHIFT: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COACH TRAVEL BBC Four 530 2.1%
80 DON’T TELL THE BRIDE: CHRISTMAS REVENGE BBC Three 530 2.0%
81 THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY ITV 2 528 5.7%
82 WHO KILLED THE HONEY BEE? BBC Four 528 2.1%
83 MEET KENNY EVERETT: 1973 BBC Four 527 2.8%
84 GUTS: THE STRANGE AND MYSTERIOUS WORLD BBC Four 527 2.1%
85 RUSSELL BRAND: FROM ADDICTION TO RECOVER BBC Three 518 2.1%
86 SURVIVORS NATURE’S INDESTRUCTIBLE CREATURES BBC Four 517 2.0%
87 GREAT NEW MOVIE MISTAKES 2: THE SEQUEL BBC Three 515 2.3%
88 I WANT TO CHANGE MY BODY BBC Three 515 2.0%
89 ORDER AND DISORDER WITH JIM AL-KHALILI BBC Four 513 2.0%
90 THE STORY OF INDIA BBC Four 511 1.8%
91 MY STORY Cbeebies 511 4.2%
92 IS OUR WEATHER GETTING WORSE? More4 507 2.1%
93 THE JOHN THAW STORY ITV 3 501 1.9%
94 MORE OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES BBC Four 500 2.5%
95 100 YEARS OF THE LONDON PALLADIUM BBC Four 499 1.9%
96 TIMESHIFT: BREAD: A LOAF AFFAIR BBC Four 495 2.6%
97 GREAT MOVIE MISTAKES 2011: NOT IN 3D BBC Three 493 2.4%
98 THE NATURAL WORLD BBC Four 493 1.9%
99 JAPAN’S TSUNAMI: CAUGHT ON CAMERA More4 492 1.8%
100 CARAVANS: A BRITISH LOVE AFFAIR BBC Four 491 2.5%