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Channel 4 ends 2015 on a high



| 19 December 2015

The UK’s fourth largest broadcaster is claiming that it will enter the New Year with ‘a spring in its step’ with the largest peak audience share for a terrestrial channel in the country.

Indeed, Channel 4 asserts that with three weeks of 2015 remaining, it is the only UK terrestrial channel to have seen an increase in share in both peak time viewing and across all major demographics in all hours. The latter comprise 16-34 year olds; individuals; and ABC1s. Channel 4’s 7–11pm peak time audience saw a year on year increase of 7.6%. Peak time audiences for 16-34-year-olds grew by 5.9% and ABC1s were up by 12.7%. Across all hours the channel’s audience was up 1% one per cent, the 16-34-year-old audience up by a similar amount and ABC1s are up by 6%.

The channel also boasted that in 2015 it won more BAFTAs than any other single channel and more Griersons than any other broadcaster. “2015 has been a real high point for 4 with the channel mopping up awards and seeing growth for all audiences,” commented creative officer Jay Hunt. “It’s a tribute to the work of the commissioning team and the brilliant producers, directors and writers we work with that Channel 4 has aired so much unamicable television this year - from Gogglebox to Humans, Catastrophe to The Murder Detectives.”

Also during the year, Channel 4 launched the All 4 digital service to replace 4oD, offering digital content and other online services in one place – including, on some devices, mobile live streaming.