RATINGS! Pitch Battle scores series high for its live final

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Pitch Battle ended its first series with a ratings high for its live final.

However it was still a lowly 2.5 million viewers who watched as the first ever winners of the show were crowned.

Over all, the six part series averaged just 2 million viewers in prime time BBC One on Saturday nights, making a recommission rather unlikely in our view.

Arguably last night's high for Pitch Battle was more to do with ITV's lacklustre competition.

With The Voice Kids UK now over, a Hobbit movie repeat had just 1.8 million viewers between 8PM and 11PM. Catchphrase was the most watched show of the night on the channel with 3 million viewers while Little Big Shots' USA series had a million viewers.

Elsewhere on BBC One, Casualty topped the night's ratings with 4.4 million viewers. Pointless Celebrities had 3.5 million while film Shrek The Third averaged 2.2 million in the late afternoon.

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