During 2018, Ofcom received almost 56,000 complaints about programmes from viewers and listeners. The figures reveal that the ‘top 10’ most complained about television shows together prompted more than 47,000 audience complaints to Ofcom – accounting for 85% of the total for the year.
Channel 5 attracted the most complaints for celebrity Big Brother in 2018 (27,602). The majority related to an allegation of physical abuse made by Roxanne Pallett against Ryan Thomas.
Loose Women on ITV attracted the second highest volume of complaints this year (8,002). The majority related to an interview with guest Kim Woodburn.
Viewers and listeners can complain to Ofcom about content on the TV, radio and video-on-demand services we regulate. Complaints, which can be submitted by phone, online or by post, are each carefully assessed against our broadcasting rules.
Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.