RATINGS! The Voice UK, The Greatest Dancer and more Saturday viewing figures

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings

The Voice UK 2019 week 2 coaches

The Voice UK continued a narrow lead over The Greatest Dancer in Saturday night's TV ratings.

However once again it was Michael McIntyre's Big Show that proved the biggest draw, scoring the best numbers of the night.


The Greatest Dancer, a new series from Simon Cowell's Syco production company together with the makers of The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, aired its second show last night.

Hosted by current BGT judge Alesha Dixon and Diversity star Jordan Banjo, the format features a trio of dance captains - singer Cheryl, Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse and Broadway star Matthew Morrison - overseeing the contestants.

The first episode last week saw a strong 4.7 million viewers watching its debut episode. Last night's second instalment saw slight drop, with 4.2 million watching the latest auditions, based on overnight figures.

Over on ITV and The Voice UK continued with its blind auditions at the same time.

Jennifer Hudson, Olly Murs, and Sir Tom Jones all return as coaches for the eighth series of the singing show, hosted by Emma Willis.

Like The Greatest Dancer, The Voice UK saw a drop from last weekend, averaging just under 5 million viewers for the new blind auditions after 5.3 million watched last Saturday.

Current schedules continue to pit the two talent shows against one another: Both The Greatest Dancer and The Voice UK will continue next Saturday night at 8PM on BBC One and ITV respectively.

Meanwhile, Michael McIntyre's Big Show - with guests including Kerry Godliman, Snow Patrol, Alan Carr, Oti Mabuse and Anthea Turner - achieved the biggest viewing figures of Saturday night.


The final episode of the series saw an average audience of just below 6 million before catch up numbers are added.

Although Saturday was the last proper show for now, Michael will be back for a special episode next weekend at 7PM, looking back over his favourite surprises and pranks from the last four series of his Big Show.

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