UK television complaints in 2018

Celebrity Big Brother was the television programme that attracted most viewer complaints to Ofcom in 2018.  During 2018, Ofcom received almost 56,000 complaints about programmes from viewers and listeners. 1 The figures reveal that the ‘top 10’ most complained about television shows together prompted more than 47,000 audience complaints to Ofcom – accounting for 85% of the total …

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News: UK TV broadcasters must maintain momentum on diversity

Television industry improves picture of its workforce over the year Industry leaders spearhead work to promote diversity and inclusion But disabled people and minority ethnic employees remain under-represented UK television broadcasters are collecting more data on the make-up of their workforces than ever before, Ofcom has found, marking a step forward in understanding and addressing …

News: The digital decade

Ofcom study shows how a decade of technological revolution has transformed our behaviour One in five people spend more than 40 hours a week online Brits now need constant connection to internet, and are checking their smartphone every 12 minutes Most people in the UK are dependent on their digital devices, and need a constant …

News: Ofcom and news consumption in the UK

Ofcom has today published its 2018 News Consumption in the UK research report. This looks at the way adults and older children in the UK consume news across television, radio, print, social media, other internet sources and magazines. Today’s report follows qualitative research, published earlier this month, which explored people’s relationship with online news in an ‘always-on’ …

News: Diversity of UK radio industry revealed

Ofcom has today published a major study of diversity in the UK-based radio industry and it makes for quite interesting reading. The report, Diversity and Equal Opportunities in Radio, reveals for the first time the scale of the diversity challenge facing the sector. It covers almost 9,000 staff across 16 radio organisations, with particular focus on …