RATINGS! Saturday Night Takeaway, The Voice UK and more viewing figures


Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway continued as the top programme on TV last night (Saturday, March 18).

The latest show was well up on last Saturday night, as 7.3 million tuned in for the fourth episode of the new series.


It's up 600,000 on last weekend's series low, with a peak audience of 8.3 million tuning in between 7PM and 8:30PM.

On ITV after SNT, The Voice UK dropped again for the first of its knockout rounds

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

The latest episode last night - running between 8:30PM and 10:30PM - saw the first finalists for the live shows chosen.

An average of 4.7 million viewers (including ITV+1) tuned in for the opening of the two knock out episodes. The numbers were down 100,000 week-on-week with a peak audience of 5.5 million.

However the show was up 500,000 on last year's equivalent instalment, with 4.2 million watching in 2017.


Over on BBC One, Pointless Celebrities kicked off the night with 3.7 million, up 300,000 viewers on last Saturday.

Casualty had 3.7 million, matching last weekend, while new drama Troy: Fall of a City dropped to a new low of just 1.3 million from the previous week's figure of 1.6 million. The eight part series opened last month with a figure of 3.2 million.

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