UK ITV FY 2019 results: Solid, but moving from one ubiquitous uncertainty to another

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UK ITV FY 2019 results: Solid, but moving from one ubiquitous uncertainty to another

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UK ITV FY 2019 results: Solid, but moving from one ubiquitous uncertainty to another
H2 revenue growth across Studios, advertising and online, saw ITV come in ahead of guidance in 2019, with external revenues up 3% YoY. Advertising revenue was down 1.5% for the year after being down 5% at H1
Viewing share of a shrinking pie remained flat, holding onto 2018's share—the highest since 2005. Information on the progress of BritBox was predictably scant while the addressable ad platform, Planet V, is taking shape
Looking forward, Covid-19 will likely affect all sectors including television—the breadth and severity is, of course, unpredictable with some initial reticence being shown through ad spend by travel brands

Contents

BritBox: inevitable lack of information

US Studios: still waiting for drama

Planet V: coming together

On screen: new format hits are still possible

Overview of financial results

Broadcast and online

List of charts/tables

Figure 1: Audiences to recent new Saturday night entertainment format launches, by episode (000)

Figure 2: PSB entertainment formats that only lasted one year, 7pm-10pm

Figure 3: Viewers of each episode of Love Island, by season (000)

Figure 4: Viewing by device, first episode of series, 2020 (millions)

Figure 5: ITV revenue (£m)

Figure 6: ITV adjusted costs, EBITA, and other financials (£m)

Figure 7: ITV Family share of viewing, individuals 4+ (%)

Figure 8: ITV average viewing time, individuals 4+ (index 2010=100)

Figure 9: Number of programmes with audiences over five million

Figure 10: Total viewing to ITV (millions of hours)

Figure 11: ITV share of commercial impacts by demographic