Programmes of less than 5 minutes duration are excluded
from these reports.
The programme audience is the average audience of all
the minutes covered by the programme transmission
(excluding commercial breaks and promotions).
Where * is shown, the figures are small but not zero.
Monthly programme information on this website is
initially posted 8 days after the end of the week.
It may subsequently be updated 6 weeks later to
include any amendments made by broadcasters to the
transmission logs originally provided, and to allow
for inclusion of programme data where transmission logs were not provided in time for the initial data release.
When a programme is split into two separate parts on the
same day (e.g. by a news bulletin), the audience reported is
an average of the network audiences to the two parts weighted
by their respective durations.
Up to December 2001 when a programme or episode of a
serial was repeated within the same week, audiences to
each showing were aggregated within these Top 30 listings.
From January 2002 this rule is no longer applies, Top 30
listings up to December 2001 should not be compared with
For decimal figures, where the actual value for a
statistic is greater than zero but less than the value
which would round to the smallest decimal used for the
set of figures, * indicates a figure between zero and
the smallest figure shown.
Where hour and minutes are shown, * indicates that the
recorded figure is between zero and half a minute.