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Barb publishes a new white paper, The SVOD Report: Charting the growth in SVOD services across the UK.
Blue Peter airs its 5000th episode.
Thanks to the Beast from the East, total viewing to Barb-reported channels is 8.4% higher in the week ending March 4th than in the equivalent week in 2017.
Barb confirms next stage of Project Dovetail; consultation reveals industry expectations for future development.
Nine Barb-reported channels cover Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding, with a reach of 27.7 million individuals.
13.6 million tune in for England’s first World Cup group stage match against Belgium.
20.7 million watch as England’s World Cup journey comes to an end after they lose to Croatia in the semi-final of the tournament, making it the most-watched programme of the year.
The Great British Bake Off starts with 9.2 million viewers.
Barb launches multiple-screen audience reporting, producing programme viewing figures for TV sets, tablets, PCs and smartphones for the first time.
The final episode of Bodyguard is the most-watched drama programme of the year, attracting 14.3 million TV set viewers, with an additional 866k viewers on non-TV devices.
Doctor Who regenerates with its thirteenth doctor to an audience of 10.5 million on TV sets, with a further 425k watching on PCs, tablets and smartphones.
13.7 million TV set viewers tune in for the first episode of I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here! on TV sets, with a further 479k watching on non-TV devices.
Call the Midwife is the most-watched Christmas Day programme, with 8.7 million TV set viewers and 223k non-TV device viewers.