The Voice UK ratings drop more than 2 MILLION viewers on last year

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It looks like the new line up of coaches on The Voice UK is failing to win over viewers.

The latest round of blind auditions were down 750,000 viewers week-on-week as figures dipped to 6.4 million.

That's down some 2.1 MILLION viewers on the 8.5 million who tuned in to last year's second audition episode, as well as 700,000 viewers below the figure of 2014's equivalent episode.

It also puts The Voice below The X Factor's most recent run with the ITV series scoring 7.5 million viewers for its second round of auditions last autumn.

The number doesn't bode to well for The Voice UK's live shows later on in the year which have traditionally rated much lower than the blind auditions.

Of course, ratings could well go up and it may just be that the new line up of coaches is taking some time to settle in. This year saw Sir Tom Jones controversially replaced while Rita Ora quit as Boy George and Paloma Faith joined the show.

Elsewhere last night, The Getaway Car hosted by Dermot O'Leary started with 4.1 million viewers on BBC One, losing out to Ninja Warrior's 4.3 million audience on ITV.

On Channel 5, 1.2 million watched the latest round of highlights from the Celebrity Big Brother house (excluding +1). It's the same figure as last Saturday night managed despite airing at the much later time of 10:30PM.

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