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
Based inLondon
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 – 2 December 2020 65p £1.30
3 December 2020 – present 69p £1.40

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
22 19 Dec 2020 – 1 Jan 2021 8 December 2020 28 Nov & 3 Dec 2020

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. The 2020 awards ceremony will be shown this autumn online due to the CoVID-19 pandemic; online voting began on 26 May and closes midnight on 12 June 2020.

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 Women'This 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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