Britain's Got Talent becomes the most watched show of the year (so far!)

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Britain's Got Talent has become the most watched show of 2016 so far, based on overnight data.

And it took just two episodes of the new series to do it.

An average audience of 10.32 million tuned in to the second audition episode between 8PM and 9:20PM on Saturday night.

It was up a huge 1.2 million viewers on last weekend's opener, which had clashed with the final of The Voice UK on BBC One.

The figure is also up on last year's equivalent number, with 10.1 million having tuned in back in 2015, and is up a million viewers on 2014.

The show peaked with 11.6 million viewers as another array of acts auditioned for the judges.

The number makes the show the most watch programme this year based on overnight figures, that is viewership or catch up on the night of airing.

Consolidated figures, due in a little over a week, will include those who have caught up in the seven days after first broadcast.

Based on these 'Official' figures, Sherlock is the episode to beat with 11.6 million while Call The Midwife has 10.9 million.

Whether Britain's Got Talent will overtake those numbers remains to be seen but it'll be definitely be ITV's most watched show this year: Their current top programme is Coronation Street with 9.1 million 'official' viewers.

ITV's only other entry in the Top 10 is Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (8.7 million) with the other shows all from BBC One.

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