TV market round-up: March 2017

01 May 2017  |  Newsline Staff 
TV market round-up: March 2017

March was a tough month for UK commercial broadcasters, with some hefty declines in revenue across the board.

Channel 4 was hit hardest, down -20.5% to £46.6 million.

Meanwhile, ITV’s revenue declined by -13.7% compared with the previous year, while ITV Breakfast was down -13.6%. However, ITV still managed to generate £115.6 million in revenue for the month.

Combined, the three channels were down -15.7% year-on-year to £166.9 million.

Total satellite fared slightly better, with a -4.8% decrease seeing it finish the month with £190.9 million.

Total Revenue Mar 16 Mar 17 % Change
ITV 133,890,000 115,590,000 -13.7
Channel 4 58,560,000 46,570,000 -20.5
ITV Breakfast 5,460,000 4,720,000 -13.6
Total ITV/C4/ITV Breakfast 197,910,000 166,880,000 -15.7
Total Satellite 200,590,000 190,880,000 -4.8
Source: Agency Estimates
Total Satellite revenue comprises ITV digital channels; Sky Sales (inc C5 & Viacom); C4 Dig Sales (inc UKTV & BT channels) plus other dig channels
% Share of ITV Revenue by Franchise Mar 16 Mar 17 % Point Change
Anglia TV 7.48 7.56 0.08
Carlton 13.36 12.89 -0.47
Central 15.79 16.07 0.28
HTV 6.36 6.38 0.02
LWT 11.17 10.97 -0.20
Meridian 11.54 11.32 -0.22
North West/Border 11.21 11.41 0.20
Scotland 7.62 7.85 0.23
Ulster (UTV) 2.11 1.97 -0.14
West Country 1.92 1.91 -0.01
Yorkshire/North East 11.46 11.67 0.21
CPTs Adults Men Women Hwvs Hwvs/Ch ABC1 Adults
ITV 9.75 26.81 15.34 14.43 92.23 25.15
% Ch YoY -15.02 -16.80 -14.00 -14.77 -15.34 -16.33
Channel 4 inc +1 9.92 24.94 16.47 15.42 73.31 20.05
% Ch YoY -8.99 -3.24 -12.79 -13.26 0.39 -12.51
Impacts Adults Men Women Hwvs Hwvs/Ch ABC1 Adults
ITV 13,941.03 5,073.13 8,867.90 9,425.40 1,474.52 5,408.04
% Ch YoY 1.58 3.76 0.38 1.29 1.97 3.18
Channel 4 inc +1 5,523.35 2,196.70 3,326.66 3,552.73 747.34 2,731.97
% Ch YoY -12.62 -17.82 -8.82 -8.31 -20.79 -9.10
Channel 5 4,100.95 1,601.42 2,499.51 2799.64 605.14 1,660.48
% Ch YoY 2.59 1.56 3.26 3.59 2.23 9.83
Satellite 48,069.56 21,962.15 26,107.31 30,452.80 6,320.70 18,361.88
% Ch YoY -6.53 -6.78 -6.33 -4.18 -15.66 -7.49
Total Broadcast 74,697.90 31,941.74 42,756.09 48,218.62 9,655.26 29,539.34
% Ch YoY -4.14 -4.94 -3.54 -2.13 -11.41 -3.57

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