We may earn commission from links on this page learn more

RATINGS! The Voice UK, Take Me Out, Celebrity Big Brother and more viewing figures

The Voice UK was the most watched show on TV last night – but opened to its lowest rating so far.


The Voice UK debuted its second series on ITV – and seventh overall – with its least watched launch to date.

Olly Murs joins the show this year alongside returning coaches Sir Tom Jones, and Jennifer Hudson.

An average of 5.6 million viewers (including ITV+1) tuned in between 8PM and 9:35PM for the opening round of blind auditions, down 400,000 viewers on last year’s series launch.

However The Voice UK was the most watched show of the day across all channels, peaking with 6.1 million viewers.

The Voice UK Launch ratings

2012 – 8.4 million
2013 – 6.2 million
2014 – 8.4 million
2015 – 8.1 million
2016 – 7.1 million
2017 – 6.0 million
2017 – 5.6 million

Earlier on ITV, Take Me Out’s tenth series began with 3.7 million while Celebrity Catchphrase had a particularly strong 4.7 million.

Over on BBC One and new series Wedding Day Winners got off to a rather lacklustre start with 2.2 million tuning in. Earlier, new game show And They’re Off… for Sport Relief with Ore Oduba had 2.7 million.


Casualty had 3.8 million while new drama Hard Sun began with 3.4 million watching. Pointless Celebrities was the Beeb’s top rated show with 3.9 million viewers.

Elsewhere, Celebrity Big Brother’s latest highlights on Channel 5 at 9PM had 1.4 million viewers.