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13.1 Programming on the terrestrial channels Table 13.1 shows the total number of feature films broadcast on the five terrestrial channels in 2013 and the number of UK titles broadcast in that time. UK films are broken down into older titles (more than eight years old) and recent theatrical releases (released in the last eight years). Here, UK films include all titles listed as UK originated by the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), plus UK qualifying films given other nationalities (mostly USA) in the BARB data. There were 1,990 films broadcast on terrestrial television in 2013, down from 2,141 in 2012, an average of over five films a day. Table 13.1 Feature films broadcast on terrestrial television, 2013 Chapter 13: Film on UK television – 139 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Channel Number of films Image: Red 2 courtesy of eOne Films broadcast Number of UK films broadcast UK films as % of total Number of recent UK films broadcast1 Recent UK films as % of total films broadcast1 BBC One 272 61 22 37 14 BBC Two 458 158 35 58 13 ITV 244 81 33 35 14 Channel 4 584 148 25 53 9 Channel 5 432 66 15 12 3 Total 1,990 514 26 195 10 Source: Attentional, BFI RSU analysis 1 A recent film is one which has been theatrically released, or intended for theatrical release, in the UK since 2005. In 2013, 11% of films broadcast on terrestrial television (213 films) were premieres (films shown for the first time on terrestrial television); 57 of these were UK films (Table 13.2). Channel 4 showed the highest number of premieres overall and the highest number of UK film premieres, with 126 and 30 films respectively, whereas ITV showed the smallest number of premieres with five, only one of which was a premiere of a UK film. Table 13.2 Premiere feature films broadcast on terrestrial television, 2013 Channel Number of premiere films broadcast Number of UK premiere films broadcast UK premiere films as % of total premiere films Average audience (million) Top premiere Audience for top premiere (million) BBC One 14 5 36 1.9 Up 7.9 BBC Two 34 19 56 0.6 Made in Dagenham 2.4 ITV 5 1 20 2.6 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang 5.0 Channel 4 126 30 24 0.8 Red 3.9 Channel 5 34 2 6 1.0 Angels & Demons 2.3 Total 213 57 27 0.9     Source: Attentional, BARB, BFI RSU analysis Figure 13.1 shows the percentage of films shown categorised by the number of times they have been screened by a particular channel. The number of times a film is shown varies across the channels, although for each channel films shown five times or more account for the greatest proportion (64%) of film broadcasts. As with the number of premieres broadcast in 2013, Channel 4 had the largest proportion of premieres (22%) in terms of films broadcast, while ITV had the smallest (2%).


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