RATINGS! Britain's Got Talent 2018 final watched by up to 11 million viewers

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings

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A peak audience of just under 11 million viewers watched last night's Britain's Got Talent 2018 final.

It was comedian Lost Voice Guy who won Britain's Got Talent 2018 last night, becoming the first comedian ever to win.


He beat fellow comic Robert White to claim victory, securing a £250,000 cash prize plus a spot on the Royal Variety Show.

An average audience of 8.7 million tuned in with a peak audience of 10.6 million.

Alongside the top two comics, other acts in the final were acrobats Giang Brothers and comedy singer Micky P Kerr, dancers DVJ, father and son singing duo Tim and Jack, singer Gruffydd Wyn Roberts, singer Donchez Dacres, singer Calum Courtney, singers the D-Day Darlings and wild card, the B-Positive Choir.

The marathon live finale also featured guest appearances from the cast of Magic Mike Live and the new Tina Turner Musical alongside the finalists' performances.

It was the most watched final since 2015, up 600,000 viewers on last year's numbers and 200,000 above 2016's show.

The final rating was also up over 2 million viewers on the previous Saturday's final audition episode.


Britain's Got Talent final ratings

Overnight numbers since 2012

2012 - 11.9 million
2013 - 11.1 million
2014 - 10.8 million
2015 - 11.7 million
2016 - 8.5 million
2017 - 8.2 million

The Britain's Got Talent final was easily the most watched show of the day and becomes one of the highest rated programmes of 2018 so far.

Currently, in consolidated official viewing figures, BGT remains the top rated show of the year to date with 11.2 million viewers.


Elsewhere in last night's TV ratings, on BBC One, Countryfile topped the channel's night with 4.6 million viewers.

Antiques Roadshow continued with 4.4 million viewers before A Very English Scandal concluded with 4.2 million tuning in.

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