TV Choice

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TV Choice
TV Choice (magazine) cover.jpg
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

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[edit]

Regular issues[edit]

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[edit]

The following prices have been effective.

Date Price Special issue price
August 1999 – 22 February 2012 42p £1
29 February 2012 – 2 March 2013 45p
9 March 2013 38p N/A
16 March 2013 – 6 July 2013 20p[4]
13 July 2013 – 16 December 2013 38p
23 December 2013 – 23 April 2015 45p £1
30 April 2015 – 1 January 2016 50p
8 January 2016 – 1 January 2017 52p
8 January 2017 – 1 January 2018 55p £1.10
8 January 2018 – 15 March 2019 57p
22 March 2019 – 30 November 2019 62p N/A
5 December 2019 – present 65p £1.30

Christmas and New Year issues[edit]

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 range Released Run-up to Christmas issues
1 18 – 31 December 1999 7 December 1999 27 Nov & 2 Dec 1999
2 23 Dec 2000 – 5 Jan 2001 12 December 2000 2 & 7 December 2000
3 22 Dec 2001 – 4 Jan 2002 11 December 2001 1 & 6 December 2001
4 21 Dec 2002 – 3 Jan 2003 10 December 2002 30 Nov & 5 Dec 2002
5 20 Dec 2003 – 2 Jan 2004 9 December 2003 29 Nov & 4 Dec 2003
6 18 – 31 December 2004 7 December 2004 27 Nov & 2 Dec 2004
7 17 – 30 December 2005 6 December 2005 26 Nov & 1 Dec 2005
8 23 Dec 2006 – 5 Jan 2007 12 December 2006 2 & 7 December 2006
9 22 Dec 2007 – 4 Jan 2008 11 December 2007 1 & 6 December 2007
10 20 Dec 2008 – 2 Jan 2009 9 December 2008 29 Nov & 4 Dec 2008
11 19 Dec 2009 – 1 Jan 2010 8 December 2009 28 Nov & 3 Dec 2009
12 18 – 31 December 2010 7 December 2010 27 Nov & 2 Dec 2010
13 17 – 30 December 2011 6 December 2011 26 Nov & 1 Dec 2011
14 22 Dec 2012 – 4 Jan 2013 11 December 2012 1 & 6 December 2012
15 21 Dec 2013 – 3 Jan 2014 10 December 2013 30 Nov & 5 Dec 2013
16 20 Dec 2014 – 2 Jan 2015 9 December 2014 29 Nov & 4 Dec 2014
17 19 Dec 2015 – 1 Jan 2016 8 December 2015 28 Nov & 3 Dec 2015
18 17 – 30 December 2016 6 December 2016 26 Nov & 1 Dec 2016
19 23 Dec 2017 – 5 Jan 2018 12 December 2017 2 & 7 December 2017
20 22 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019 11 December 2018 1 & 6 December 2018
21 21 Dec 2019 – 3 Jan 2020 10 December 2019 30 Nov & 5 Dec 2019

Circulation[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Best Actor[edit]

Philip GlenisterJack O'ConnellDavid TennantBenedict CumberbatchTom HiddlestonCillian MurphyAdrian Dunbar

Best Game Show[edit]

Deal or No DealTotal WipeoutThe Cube

Best Talent Show[edit]

Britain's Got TalentThe Great British Bake OffStrictly Come Dancing

Best Comedy Show[edit]

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

Best Soap Actress[edit]

Katherine KellyMichelle KeeganAlison KingLacey TurnerJessie WallaceLindsay CoulsonCharlotte BellamyEmma Atkins

Best Daytime Show[edit]

Loose WomenThe Jeremy Kyle ShowThis Morning

Best Soap Actor[edit]

Simon GregsonDanny MillerShane RichieDanny DyerRyan Hawley

Best Entertainment Show[edit]

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

Best Soap Newcomer[edit]

Actresses[edit]

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

Actors[edit]

Adam ThomasTony DisciplineDavid WittsDavood GhadamiShayne WardNed Porteous

Outstanding Contribution[edit]

Ant & DecCoronation StreetEmmerdaleDoctor WhoEastEndersBarbara WindsorMary Berry

Best Soap Storyline[edit]

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

Best Family Drama[edit]

Waterloo RoadDoctor WhoCall the Midwife

Best Soap[edit]

EastEnders[7]Coronation StreetEmmerdale

Best Drama Series[edit]

Ashes to AshesBeing HumanSherlockDoctor WhoBroadchurchDownton Abbey

Best New Drama[edit]

MerlinGleeSherlockCall the MidwifeBroadchurchHappy ValleyPoldarkDoctor FosterLittle Boy BlueLiarBodyguard

Best Actress[edit]

Sheridan SmithSarah LancashireOlivia ColmanMichelle KeeganJodie Comer

Soap Moment of the Year[edit]

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

Best International Show[edit]

The Big Bang TheoryGame of Thrones

Best Food Show[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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