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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.

TV Choice
TV Choice (magazine) cover.jpg
Editor-in-Chief Jon Peake
Categories TV magazines
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 1,219,107 (Aug 1999 – present)[1]
Print and digital editions.
Publisher Bauer
Year founded 1999
First issue August 1999
Country United Kingdom
Language English
ISSN 2044-7337



Launched in August 1999, the magazine includes features on the most watched UK TV shows, the very popular British soaps, as well as films, puzzles, crosswords, a letters page and prize competitions.

From 29 February 2012, the cover price was increased by 3p from 42p to 45p. On 9 March 2013 the cover price was reduced to 38p and the next week, 16 March 2013, to 20p, to compete with TV Pick, a new rival magazine produced by Northern & Shell.[4] For the issue dated 13 July 2013 the price returned to 38p, one week after TV Pick raised its price to 39p. In December 2013, the price rose again to 45p, in 2015 it rose to 50p and 2016 again to 52p. In January 2017, the price rose to 55p, the highest price to date.

The bumper Christmas & New Year issue is priced at £1 – in conjunction with rivals TV Guide and TV Times, and is occasionally split in two separate periods; the Christmas issue is ranged from mid- to late-December, whilst the New Year issue is ranged from the end of December to early-January. On other times the issue is ranged from late-December to early-January. For the 2017 Christmas and New Year issue, the date range will presumably be from December 23, 2017 to January 5, 2018.


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]


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.

2009 winnersEdit

2010 winnersEdit

2011 winnersEdit

2012 winnersEdit

2013 winnersEdit

2014 winnersEdit

2015 winnersEdit

2016 winnersEdit

The 2016 TV Choice Awards took place on 5 September 2016 at The Dorchester and were presented by Jo Brand.

2017 winnersEdit

The 2017 TV Choice Awards took place on 4 September 2017 at The Dorchester and were presented by Richard Osman.


  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. 
  6. ^ "TV Choice – Key Facts". H Bauer Publishing. 
  7. ^ Published Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 5:29pm EDT (13 September 2011). "TV Choice Awards 2011 – The winners – TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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