RATINGS! Saturday Night Takeaway returns with huge viewing figures

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings

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A huge audience of more than 7.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway last night.

An average audience of 7.6 million and a peak of 8.6 million watched the opening episode of the new series.

The figure is up 200,000 on the past two years and is the biggest launch of the revived run, which began in 2013.

Saturday Night Takeaway easily topped the night's numbers across all channels.

On ITV after SNT, The Voice UK had over 5 million for its latest episode

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

An average of 5.5 million viewers (including ITV+1) tuned in for the first of the battle rounds. As well as being up 600,000 on last week, it's up 300,000 on last year (where it faced the Let It Shine final on BBC One).

After The Voice, Through the Keyhole continued its new series with 2.9 million watching, up 100,000 on last Saturday.

But earlier on ITV, Take Me Out's tenth series didn't do so well; falling to a series low of 2.4 million for a celebrity, gender swap special.

The dating show faced the rugby on BBC One where 5.6 million watched England face Scotland in the Six Nations.

Elsewhere on BBC One and new singing series All Together Now dropped to 2.8 million viewers against Ant and Dec, down 700,000 on last week's instalment.

Casualty had 3.9 million, down 200,000 on last Saturday, while new drama Troy: Fall of a City dropped to 2.1 million from last week's opening figure of 3.2 million.

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