Britain's Got Talent 2015 becomes highest rating show of the year so far

Simon Cowell (Britain's Got Talent 2015)

The current series of Britain's Got Talent has become the highest rating show of the year.

Consolidated data - which counts those who watch 'live' on the night and catch up within a week - confirms that the current BGT run has overtaken EastEnders live to top the 2015 chart as things stand this month.

The third episode of the auditions on April 25th achieved consolidated audience of 11.9 million viewers/a 50% share of viewing, ahead of EastEnders' 11.6 million viewers from February of this year.

The ratings-topping set of performances saw Simon Cowell come face to face with Hypnodog, as well as Amanda Holden press her Golden Buzzer for Revelation Avenue – a gospel choir who wowed the judges and the audience with a rendition of Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ – sending them straight through to the live shows.

Although despite the ratings, many claimed it was one of the show's worst EVER episodes.

Britain’s Got Talent series nine is so far averaging 10.1 million viewers/47% share of viewing, based on live overnights, and is averaging 11.5 million viewers/48% share of viewing, based on consolidated ratings – making it the highest rating entertainment show on television.

And there's good news for Stephen Mulhern as Britain’s Got More Talent on ITV2 has achieved a top consolidated audience of 1.8 million viewers this series, making it ITV2's most watched programme this year. Overall, BGMT is averaging 1.7 million viewers this year to make it ITV2's most watched series of 2015.

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