Queen's Diamond Jubilee edition
|Circulation||1,219,107 (Aug 1999 - present)|
Print and digital editions.
|First issue||August 1999|
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. It features weekly TV broadcast programming listings, running from Saturday to Friday, and goes on sale every Tuesday. A double issue is released to cover the Christmas & New Year period at a higher price.
Launched in August 1999, the magazine includes features on the most watched UK TV shows, the popular British soap operas, as well as films, puzzles, crosswords, a letters page and prize competitions.
From 29 February 2012, the cover price was increased by 3p from 42p to 45p. On 9 March 2013, the cover price was reduced to 38p and the next week, 16 March 2013, to 20p, to compete with TV Pick, a rival magazine produced by Northern & Shell. For the issue dated 13 July 2013, the price returned to 38p, one week after TV Pick had raised its price to 39p. In December 2013, the price rose to 45p, in 2015 to 50p, in 2016 to 52p, in January 2017 to 55p, in January 2018 to 57p, and in March 2019 to 62p.
The bumper Christmas & New Year issue is priced at £1 - in conjunction with rivals TV Guide and TV Times, but the 2017 bumper Christmas & New Year issue was priced at £1.10 - double the normal price as it is a 'double issue'. Most often, a single issue is ranged from late-December to early-January, but occasionally there are two separate issues, with a Christmas issue ranged from mid- to late-December plus a New Year issue ranged from the end of December to early January.
|1||18 - 31 December 1999|
|2||23 December 2000 - 5 January 2001|
|3||22 December 2001 - 4 January 2002|
|4||21 December 2002 - 3 January 2003|
|5||20 December 2003 - 2 January 2004|
|6||18 - 31 December 2004|
|7||17 - 30 December 2005|
|8||23 December 2006 - 5 January 2007|
|9||22 December 2007 - 4 January 2008|
|10||20 December 2008 - 2 January 2009|
|11||19 December 2009 - 1 January 2010|
|12||18 - 31 December 2010|
|13||17 - 30 December 2011|
|14||22 December 2012 - 4 January 2013|
|15||21 December 2013 - 3 January 2014|
|16||20 December 2014 - 2 January 2015|
|17||19 December 2015 - 1 January 2016|
|18||17 - 30 December 2016|
|19||23 December 2017 - 5 January 2018|
|20||22 December 2018 - 4 January 2019|
|21||21 December 2019 - 3 January 2020|
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. 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.
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.
|Best Reality Show||The Apprentice||I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!||The Apprentice||I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!|
|Best Actor||Philip Glenister||Jack O'Connell||David Tennant||Benedict Cumberbatch||David Tennant||Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock||David Tennant, Broadchurch||Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager|
|Best Game Show||Deal or No Deal||Total Wipeout||The Cube||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Best Talent Show||Britain's Got Talent||The Great British Bake Off|
|Best Comedy Show||The Inbetweeners||Gavin & Stacey||The Inbetweeners||Mrs Brown's Boys||Benidorm||Birds of a Feather|
|Best Soap Actress||Katherine Kelly||Lacey Turner||Jessie Wallace||Michelle Keegan||Lindsey Coulson||Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)||Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater, EastEnders)|
|Best Daytime Show||Loose Women||The Jeremy Kyle Show||This Morning|
|Best Soap Actor||Simon Gregson||Danny Miller||Shane Richie||Danny Dyer||Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy, Emmerdale)|
|Best Entertainment Show||Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway||Alan Carr: Chatty Man||Celebrity Juice||Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway|
|Best Soap Newcomer||Lauren Crace||Adam Thomas||Paula Lane||Tony Discipline||David Witts||Kirsty-Leigh Porter||Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi, EastEnders)||Shayne Ward (Aidan Connor, Coronation Street)|
|Outstanding Contribution||Ant & Dec||Coronation Street||N/A||Emmerdale||Doctor Who||EastEnders
Ant & Dec
|Best Soap Storyline||Danielle and Ronnie's Story in EastEnders||Aaron's gay self-loathing in Emmerdale||N/A||N/A||N/A||Hayley Cropper's Cancer, Coronation Street||N/A||N/A|
|Best Family Drama||Waterloo Road||Doctor Who||N/A||N/A||Call the Midwife|
|Best Soap||EastEnders||Coronation Street||EastEnders||Emmerdale|
|Best Drama Series||Ashes to Ashes||Being Human||Sherlock||Doctor Who||Sherlock||Broadchurch||Downton Abbey|
|Best New Drama||Merlin||Glee||Sherlock||Call the Midwife||Broadchurch||Happy Valley||Poldark||Doctor Foster|
|Best Actress||Denise Welch||Karen Gillan||Miranda Hart||Sarah Lancashire||Sheridan Smith, Cilla||Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley|
|Best Food Show||N/A||Gordon Ramsay's F Word||Jamie's 30 Minute Meals||The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation||Jamie's 15-Minute Meals||Gordon Ramsay's Home Cooking||Saturday Kitchen||Sunday Brunch|
|Soap Moment of the Year||N/A||N/A||Coronation Street's 50th Anniversary Tram Crash scene||Emmerdale Live Episode||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Best International Show||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||The Big Bang Theory||Game of Thrones||The Big Bang Theory||Game of Thrones|
|Best Factual Entertainment & Lifestyle Show||Top Gear||Come Dine with Me
|Come Dine with Me||Top Gear
Supersize vs. Superskinny
|Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs||Educating Yorkshire||Gogglebox||Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs|
The 2018 TV Choice Awards took place on 10 September 2018 at The Dorchester and were hosted by Richard Osman.