RATINGS! Britain's Got Talent 2017 final was the least watched ever

Plus Doctor Who and more viewing figures

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Britain's Got Talent 2017 ended with the lowest rated final ever in its eleven year history.

It has been a landmark tenth series of the show and although ratings were high for the auditions stage, they dipped this week for the live shows.


Last night's final, which had originally been set to air this evening, was BGT's least watched ever.

A grand peak audience of 10.2 million were watching ITV as the result was announced.

The final live show between 7:30PM and 10PM averaged 8.2 million viewers, down 300,000 on 2016's show which was the previous low. The two most recent finals are the only ones to dip below 10 million viewers.

It's quite a disappointing number for what was arguably one of BGT's best finals, as pianist Tokio Myers was crowned the show's latest winner.

Still, the series will be back next year and we'll all be tuning in again!

Britain's Got Talent final ratings

2007: 11 million*
2008: 12 million*
2009: 16.3 million*
2010: 12.3 million
2011: 11.7 million*
2012: 11.4 million
2013: 10.6 million
2014: 10.3 million
2015: 11.3 million
2016: 8.5 million
2017: 8.2 million

* denotes average over separate performance and results shows


Elsewhere yesterday, in what was a low night all round, both Take Me Out and the Keith and paddy Picture Show ended their series with lows too, posting figures of 1.8 million and 2.8 million respectively.

Over on BBC Two, Doctor Who dropped to a low against BGT, posting a figure of 3 million viewers, while Casualty had 3.2 million.

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