RATINGS! Britain's Got Talent, Doctor Who and Take Me Out all hit series lows

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The bank holiday weekend appeared to hit viewing figures on TV last night.

The third instalment of this year's Britain's Got Talent auditions dropped to 8.3 million viewers, down just under a million viewers on last week and 400,000 below this month's opening episode.


The figures were also down a million viewers on last year's episode and in fact the lowest number for the third episode since 2008.

However with a peak audience of more than 9.4 million, the show was still the most watched of the day and indeed the past week.

On ITV2, Britain's Got More Talent with Stephen Mulhern had 600,000 viewers.

Earlier on ITV, Take Me Out dropped 300,000 viewers to 2.7 million while after BGT, a repeat of Through The Keyhole had 2.4 million.

Over on BBC One, there were also big drops: Doctor Who fell 500,000 viewers to 3.8 million while All Round to Mrs Brown's finished its series with a series low of 4.7 million.

The Saturday night series averaged over 5 million viewers across its run, proving a hit for the channel and making news of a second series no real surprise.


Meanwhile, Casualty was one of the few shows to rise week-on-week, climbing to 3.9 million viewers while Pointless Celebrities ha 3.8 million.

Elsewhere, the much-hyped Joshua v Klitschko fight averaged 1.2 million viewers.

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