TV Choice

TV Choice is a British weekly TV listings magazine published by H. Bauer Publishing, the UK subsidiary of family-run German company Bauer Media Group.[2] It features weekly TV broadcast programming listings, running from Saturday to Friday, and goes on sale every Tuesday.[3] A double issue is released to cover the Christmas & New Year period at a higher price.

TV Choice
Editor-in-ChiefJon Peake
CategoriesTV magazines
FrequencyWeekly (except Christmas Specials)
Circulation1,219,107 (Aug 1999 – present)[1]
Print and digital editions.
PublisherBauer
Year founded1999
First issueAugust 1999
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
WebsiteTVChoiceMagazine.co.uk
ISSN2044-7337

Overview

Regular issues

Launched in August 1999, the magazine includes features on UK TV shows, including the British soap operas, and films, as well as puzzles, crosswords, a letters page and prize competitions.

Prices

The following prices have been effective.

DatePriceSpecial issue price
August 1999 – 22 February 201242p£1
29 February 2012 – 2 March 201345p
9 March 201338pN/A
16 March 2013 – 6 July 201320p[4]
13 July 2013 – 16 December 201338p
23 December 2013 – 23 April 201545p£1
30 April 2015 – 1 January 201650p
8 January 2016 – 1 January 201752p
8 January 2017 – 1 January 201855p£1.10
8 January 2018 – 15 March 201957p
22 March 2019 – 30 November 201962pN/A
5 December 2019 – present65p£1.30

Christmas and New Year issues

A special Christmas & New Year double-issue was originally priced at £1, double the normal price. The 2019 edition cost £1.30, double the normal price of 65p, introduced with the previous issue.

Issue #Date rangeReleasedRun-up to Christmas issues
1 18 – 31 December 19997 December 199927 Nov & 2 Dec 1999
2 23 Dec 2000 – 5 Jan 200112 December 20002 & 7 December 2000
3 22 Dec 2001 – 4 Jan 200211 December 20011 & 6 December 2001
4 21 Dec 2002 – 3 Jan 200310 December 200230 Nov & 5 Dec 2002
5 20 Dec 2003 – 2 Jan 20049 December 200329 Nov & 4 Dec 2003
6 18 – 31 December 20047 December 200427 Nov & 2 Dec 2004
7 17 – 30 December 20056 December 200526 Nov & 1 Dec 2005
8 23 Dec 2006 – 5 Jan 200712 December 20062 & 7 December 2006
9 22 Dec 2007 – 4 Jan 200811 December 20071 & 6 December 2007
10 20 Dec 2008 – 2 Jan 20099 December 200829 Nov & 4 Dec 2008
11 19 Dec 2009 – 1 Jan 20108 December 200928 Nov & 3 Dec 2009
12 18 – 31 December 20107 December 201027 Nov & 2 Dec 2010
13 17 – 30 December 20116 December 201126 Nov & 1 Dec 2011
14 22 Dec 2012 – 4 Jan 201311 December 20121 & 6 December 2012
15 21 Dec 2013 – 3 Jan 201410 December 201330 Nov & 5 Dec 2013
16 20 Dec 2014 – 2 Jan 20159 December 201429 Nov & 4 Dec 2014
17 19 Dec 2015 – 1 Jan 20168 December 201528 Nov & 3 Dec 2015
18 17 – 30 December 20166 December 201626 Nov & 1 Dec 2016
19 23 Dec 2017 – 5 Jan 201812 December 20172 & 7 December 2017
20 22 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 201911 December 20181 & 6 December 2018
21 21 Dec 2019 – 3 Jan 202010 December 201930 Nov & 5 Dec 2019

Circulation

In February 2008, TV Choice became the biggest selling (actively purchased) magazine of all categories in the UK, a position it has held ever since.[5] It sells over 1.2 million copies a week and has an adult readership of 1.8 million. It has a target market among C1 C2 young, mass market adults.[6]

Awards

TV Choice also has its own annual awards ceremony, the TV Choice Awards, awarded on the basis of a public vote by readers of TV Choice. The following categories and winners are shown from the 2009 awards to the present day.

Best Reality Show

The ApprenticeI'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Best Actor

Philip GlenisterJack O'ConnellDavid TennantBenedict CumberbatchTom HiddlestonCillian MurphyAdrian Dunbar

Best Game Show

Deal or No DealTotal WipeoutThe Cube

Best Talent Show

Britain's Got TalentThe Great British Bake OffStrictly Come Dancing

Best Comedy Show

The InbetweenersGavin & StaceyMrs Brown's BoysBenidormBirds of a FeatherPeter Kay's Car ShareAfter Life

Best Soap Actress

Katherine KellyMichelle KeeganAlison KingLacey TurnerJessie WallaceLindsay CoulsonCharlotte BellamyEmma Atkins

Best Daytime Show

Loose WomenThe Jeremy Kyle ShowThis Morning

Best Soap Actor

Simon GregsonDanny MillerShane RichieDanny DyerRyan Hawley

Best Entertainment Show

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night TakeawayAlan Carr: Chatty ManCelebrity JuiceThe Graham Norton Show

Best Soap Newcomer

Actresses

Lauren CracePaula LaneKirsty-Leigh PorterSally Dexter • Kara-Leah Fernandes

Actors

Adam ThomasTony DisciplineDavid WittsDavood GhadamiShayne WardNed Porteous

Outstanding Contribution

Ant & DecCoronation StreetEmmerdaleDoctor WhoEastEndersBarbara WindsorMary Berry

Best Soap Storyline

Danielle and Ronnie's Story in EastEnders • Aaron's gay self-loathing in EmmerdaleHayley Cropper's Cancer, Coronation Street

Best Family Drama

Waterloo RoadDoctor WhoCall the Midwife

Best Soap

EastEnders[7]Coronation StreetEmmerdale

Best Drama Series

Ashes to AshesBeing HumanSherlockDoctor WhoBroadchurchDownton Abbey

Best New Drama

MerlinGleeSherlockCall the MidwifeBroadchurchHappy ValleyPoldarkDoctor FosterLittle Boy BlueLiarBodyguard

Best Actress

Sheridan SmithSarah LancashireOlivia ColmanMichelle KeeganJodie Comer

Soap Moment of the Year

Coronation Street's 50th Anniversary Tram Crash scene • Emmerdale Live Episode

Best International Show

The Big Bang TheoryGame of Thrones

Best Food Show

Gordon Ramsay's F WordJamie's 30 Minute MealsThe Hairy Bikers' BakeationJamie's 15-Minute MealsGordon Ramsay's Home CookingSaturday KitchenSunday BrunchGino's Italian Escape: Hidden ItalyGordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip

Best Factual Entertainment & Lifestyle Show

Top GearCome Dine with MeSupersize vs. SuperskinnyPaul O'Grady: For the Love of DogsEducating YorkshireGoggleboxDIY SOS: The Big BuildBlue Planet II

References

  1. "ABC Certificates and Reports: TV Choice". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  2. – TV Choice information Media UK
  3. TV Choice Bauer Media
  4. Roy Greenslade. "TV listings magazines in price war". the Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  5. Luft, Oliver. "Magazine ABCs: TV Choice tops 100 actively purchased". Press Gazette, 11 February 2010. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013.
  6. "TV Choice – Key Facts". H Bauer Publishing. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013.
  7. "TV Choice Awards: Ant and Dec take home three awards - BBC Newsbeat". BBC Newsbeat. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
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