Britain's Got Talent 2013 final becomes most watched show of the year

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The Britain's Got Talent 2013 final has become the most watched show of the year so far.

This month's live show saw Hungarian shadow dancers Attraction win the £250,000 cash prize and a spot at the Royal Variety Show in the Winter.

An average audience of 12.23 million viewers watched the final, including those who later caught up on the likes of Sky+, but not including those who watched on ITV+1.

It puts the ITV series well ahead in the year-to-date chart for the most watched telly shows, with a 1.2 million lead over next closet rival, Coronation Street.

The Voice UK meanwhile has scraped into the Top 10, with an audience of 9.5 million for its blind audition show back in April.

Dancing On Ice is currently in 15th place, with an audience of 8.3 million for its launch show back in January.

And Ant and Dec are hanging on to the last spot in the Top 20, with 8.1 million viewers for the return of Saturday Night Takeaway earlier this year.

Overall, nine of the Top 20 shows aired on ITV compared to eleven from BBC One.

With no Olympics, Football or other big events this year it's set to be a rather quiet one for TV ratings, with only The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing likely to push BGT off the top spot.

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