Britain's Got Talent 2013 ratings beat Eurovision to win Saturday night

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There was a not unexpected dip for Britain's Got Talent 2013 in the ratings last night, but it still beat Eurovison.

After enjoying a series high of more than 10 million viewers last weekend, an average audience of 9 million tuned in for the penultimate audition show.

It was over a million down on last Saturday's figures and the least watched episode of the current series, with Eurovision starting at 8PM over on BBC One.

But despite the stiff competition, Britain's Got Talent still won the night, with a peak audience of more than 10.5 million.

Including those who caught up on ITV+1, BGT was watched by an average of 9.4 million viewers.

Last year the show had finished before Eurovision aired so there was no clash, while back in 2011 the series fell to 8.1 million.

Eurovision meanwhile had an average audience of 7.7 million watching throughout the marathon four hour long show, as the UK's entry Bonnie Tyler flopped and favourites Denmark triumphed.

The 58th annual contest peaked with 9.3 million viewers as the results were finalised at close to 11PM.

Because of Eurovision there was no episodes of The Voice UK last night, with the BBC show returning next Saturday.

BGT on the other hand returns next Sunday night, before the live finals start on the Monday.

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