RATINGS! Britain's Got Talent beats Eurovision in the latest viewing figures

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings: Doctor Who, Take Me Out, more

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Twitter may have been all of abuzz about Eurovision 2017 last night but more were watching Britain's Got Talent.

The fifth instalment of this year's Britain's Got Talent auditions did however drop to a series low of 8 million viewers against the competition, down more than a million week-on-week.


A peak audience of more than 9.3 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 average audience was the most watched against Eurovision since 2013, when 9.2 million watched BGT.

As for Eurovision, it saw an average audience of 6.7 million across its three hours, down around 500,000 viewers on 2016 but up on 2015.

An average of 5.5 million were watching between 8PM and 9:20PM when BGT was on the other side.

Eurovision ratings

Overnight average on BBC One since 2010.

2016 - 7.2 million
2015 - 6.6 million
2014 - 8.8 million
2013 - 7.7 million
2012 - 7.5 million
2011 - 9.5 million
2010 - 5.8 million

A peak audience of 8.4 million tuned in at around 11:30PM for the final results reveal.


Elsewhere last night and earlier on ITV, Take Me Out dropped 300,000 viewers to 2.9 million while after BGT, new series The Keith and Paddy Picture Show continued with 3 million viewers. This was down 1.5 million on last week's opener, but it did clash with Eurovision.

Over on BBC One, and before Eurovision, Doctor Who dropped from last week's 4.3 million to 3.6 million viewers this weekend. Pointless Celebrities was similarly down, also interesting 3.6 million viewers from 4.2 million last week.

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