The people of Greater Manchester love their telly.
We’re partial to a cosy Saturday night, or you could say every evening, in front of the TV.
And everyone knows we’re home to the UK’s longest running soap, Coronation Street.
But we’re also not afraid to raise concerns if something doesn’t sit quite right.
Over the last year, 6,000 complaints were made in the North West to Ofcom about TV programmes – with Manchester topping the list of towns/cities that complain the most, according to BuzzBingo.
There were 1,243 complaints from Manchester viewers from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019.
Shortly following behind were TV-lovers in Liverpool with 1,029, and Stockport came in third place with 298 complaints to Ofcom.
The most complained about shows were Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, Sky News and Love Island.
Season 22 of Celebrity Big Brother received nearly half of all Ofcom complaints in the last year.
The Channel 5 show was littered with controversies from the start, with Brazilian reality TV star Rodrigo Alves being removed from the show after a series of racist remarks, as well as the drama between Manchester’s Ryan Thomas and Roxanne Pallett.
The top 10 most complained about shows in Manchester
1. Celebrity Big Brother with 619 complaints
2. Loose Women with 216 complaints
3. Sky News with 75 complaints
4. Love Island with 65 complaints
5. Channel 4 news with 35 complaints
6. Coronation Street with 20 complaints
7. Good Morning Britain with 16 complaints
8. The Andrew Marr show with 12 complaints
9. Britain’s Got Talent with 10 complaints
10. Dancing on Ice with 8 complaints
Wonder how your town compares to Manchester?
Towns in the North West that make the most complaints
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Top 10 cities in the North West with the highest amount of complaints per 10k inhabitants
Manchester had the highest amount of complaints per 10k inhabitants.
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What is Ofcom?
Ofcom is the UK government-approved regulator for communication services – which includes broadband, home phone and mobile services, RV and radio.
They also oversee the universal postal service, which means Royal Mail must deliver and collect letters six days a week, and parcels five days a week, at an affordable and uniform price throughout the UK.