Audience complaints

09 June 2021

Complaints assessed under the Broadcasting Code.

Viewers and listeners in the UK have long enjoyed a rich heritage of broadcasting and quality programming. But sometimes you may see something on TV – or hear a programme on radio – which you find offensive or think is harmful.

Every time Ofcom receives a complaint from a viewer or listener, we assess it under the Broadcasting Code to see if it needs further investigation. The Code sets standards for television and radio shows and broadcasters have to follow these rules.

It is not possible for us to list every complaint we have received – but here is a list in chronological order of those programmes that received more than 50 standards complaints last week (we do not include fairness and privacy complaints in this list).

Complaints received between Tuesday 1 June and Monday 7 June 2021

ProgrammeService Transmission date Number of complaints
Good Morning Britain ITV 1 June 2021 2077
This MorningITV31 May 2021255
Anne BoleynChannel 51 June 2021167
The Anti-Vax ConspiracyChannel 41 June 202160
Good Morning BritainITV3 June 202151

Audience complaints: 01|06|21 – 07|06|21 (PDF, 142.5 KB)


Previous audience complaints reports

Older audience complaints can be accessed via the National Archives.