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TV Choice
TV Choice (magazine) cover.jpg
Editor-in-ChiefJon Peake
CategoriesTV magazines
FrequencyWeekly
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

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.

Overview

Regular issues

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.[4] 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.

Christmas and New Year issues

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.

Issue Date range
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

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.

Category Year
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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
N/A Barbara Windsor
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[7] 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[8] 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
Top Gear
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
Gogglebox

2017 winners

The 2017 TV Choice Awards took place on 4 September 2017 at The Dorchester, and were presented by Richard Osman.

2018 winners

The 2018 TV Choice Awards took place on 10 September 2018 at The Dorchester and were hosted by Richard Osman.

2019 winners

The 2019 TV Choice Awards took place on 9 September 2019 at The Hilton on Park Lane and were hosted by Katherine Ryan.[9]

References

  1. ^ "ABC Certificates and Reports: TV Choice". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ - TV Choice information Media UK
  3. ^ TV Choice Bauer Media
  4. ^ Roy Greenslade. "TV listings magazines in price war". the Guardian. Retrieved 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 2018.
  8. ^ "TV Choice Awards 2011 - The winners - TV News". Digital Spy. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "2019 TV Choice Award Winners". TVChoice. 26 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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