The Voice UK 2018 final last night was the most watched for three years.
The last episode on Saturday night – running between 8:30PM and 10PM – saw the The Voice 2018 winner revealed.
An average of 5.2 million viewers (including ITV+1) tuned in for the final as four acts competed for victory. The numbers were up 500,000 week-on-week with a peak audience of 5.7 million.
The show was up 800,000 on last year’s equivalent instalment, with 4.4 million watching the Saturday final in 2017.
It was up on the final BBC One series in 2016, however down on previous series.
The Voice UK final ratings
2012: 7.1 million
2013: 7.2 million
2014: 6.6 million
2015: 6.3 million
2016: 4.5 million
2017: 4.4 million (Saturday) 3.6 million (Sunday)
Overall on average this year’s series of The Voice UK was watched by 5.2 million viewers.
It’s up 400,000 viewers on last year’s series average, where 4.8 million tuned in each weekend.
In The Voice UK final for 2018 on Team Tom was 18-year-old student Ruti Olajugbagbe from Essex. On Team Jennifer was Belle Voci, a duo made up of friends 26-year-old Sophie from Norwich and 25-year-old Emily from Mayfair.
Team Will’s finalist was 16-year-old student Donel Mangena from Southampton. Lastly, on Team Olly was 27-year-old student Lauren Bannon from Weymouth.
The show has already been confirmed to return in 2019.
It’s not yet been confirmed if this year’s coaches – Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Olly Murs and Jennifer Hudson – will be back for what will be the third series on ITV.
Emma Willis hosts the show which has aired on UK TV since 2012.
The show also now airs a Kids spin-off which will return to ITV this summer.