New programmes have dominated Channel 4′s list of most watched shows in 2012, with new commissions accounting for 74% (37) of the top 50 programmes broadcast on the main channel in 2012 – and 77% (22) of the top 30.
Amongst them are a range of successful new titles launched in 2012 that have already been commissioned to return in 2013 including The Undateables, Derek, Stephen Fry: Gadget Man, George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, 999: What’s Your Emergency, The Hoarder Next Door and 16 Kids and Counting – as well as the return of hit US drama, Homeland.
Channel 4′s most popular programme of 2012 was The Paralympics 2012 Opening Ceremony, which averaged 7.9 million viewers and peaked with 11.6 million – the channel’s biggest audience in over a decade. Over the course of the Games, Channel 4′s coverage reached 39.9 million people – 69% of the UK population. Continue reading »