Britain's Got Talent 2015 launches with over 10 million viewers

Tracy and Yolo

The opening episode of Britain's Got Talent 2015 started with over 10 million viewers last night.

An average audience of 10.1 million tuned in to the first episode of auditions on ITV as the ninth series kicked off.

The show peaked with over 11 million viewers between 8PM and 9:25PM as the first set of acts went before the judges.

It's a million viewers down on last year's opener, however that was the most watched ever of the nine series to date.

In general the figure is towards the lower end of raw BGT launch night viewing figures but the share of 46% is the second-highest to date, suggesting in general fewer people were watching TV this year.

No doubt ITV and Simon Cowell will be very happy with the numbers; the show easily the most watched of the night and the whole week, and indeed it's the best viewing figures ITV have had for many months now.

Britain's Got Talent launch ratings

2014 - 11.1 million
2013 - 10.61 million
2012 - 10 million
2011 - 10.4 million
2010 - 10.6 million
2009 - 10.5 million
2008 - 8.8 million
2007 - 4.9 million

Meanwhile, on ITV2, More Talent had more than 1.5 million viewers watching straight after the main show.

Britain's Got Talent 2015 continue next weekend on ITV.

Browse pictures from last night's Britain's Got Talent here...

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