RATINGS! Britain's Got Talent hits a series high as Doctor Who and Take Me Out also climb

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Britain's Got Talent 2017 hit a series high in last night's viewing figures.

The fourth instalment of this year's Britain's Got Talent auditions climbed to 9.4 million viewers, up over a million viewers week-on-week and 700,000 above the series' opener last month.


A peak audience of more than 10.8 million viewers tuned in to the latest round of auditions in front of judges Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and of course Simon Cowell.

The big numbers mean that Britain's Got Talent has in fact broken its own record as the most watched show of 2017 so far, bettering Episode 2's previous high of of 9.2 million. Before BGT began, Call The Midwife was 2017's top show with 9.1 million viewers back in February.

So far the 11th series of Britain's Got Talent has been going strong with an average audience of 8.9 million viewers across its first four episodes.

Earlier on ITV, Take Me Out climbed 500,000 viewers to 3.2 million while after BGT, new series The Keith and Paddy Picture Show kicked off with a strong audience of 4.5 million viewers.

Over on BBC One, there were also big rises after last weekend's bank holiday lows: Doctor Who surged 500,000 viewers to 4.3 million for its latest episode. Casualty was up slightly to 4 million viewers while Pointless Celebrities had 4.2 million, up 400,000 week-on-week.

In the 9PM hour, Michael McIntyre's Happy & Glorious stand up show managed 3.4 million viewers.

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