Audience complaints

11 July 2018

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 10 standards complaints last week (we do not include fairness and privacy complaints in this list).

Report covers complaints received between: Tuesday 03 July to Monday 09 July 2018

Audience complaints: 03|07|18 - 09|07|18 (PDF, 126.5 KB)

Love Island, ITV2, 1 July 2018: 141
Love Island, ITV2, 6 July 2018: 43
Love Island, ITV2, 8 July 2018: 23
World Cup Live, ITV, 3 July 2018: 20
The Sex Business, Channel 5, 4 July 2018: 19
Coronation Street, ITV, 4 July 2018: 16
The Big Narstie Show, Channel 4, 6 July 2018: 11


Previous audience complaints reports