Britain's Got Talent viewing figures dip to new low but BEAT Eurovison

BGT judges on Britain's Got Talent 2016

Britain's Got Talent triumphed over Eurovison in the ratings last night, but took a big knock.

The latest Britain's Got Talent auditions aired from 8PM and saw everything from a topless hunk putting the judges in a spin to a group of flying drones.

An an average audience of 7.8 million viewers tuned in, down around a million viewers on last Saturday's 8.7 million. The episode saw a peak audience of of 8.8 million.

It was a series low for the show but not unexpected given the competition from Eurovison.

In positive news, BGT was actually up 300,000 viewers on last year's Eurovision clash when the Simon Cowell talent show had 7.5 million viewers.

As for Eurovision itself, the BBC One programme averaged a total of 7.2 million from 8PM to gone 11:30PM.

A peak audience of 8.3 million tuned in for the results as the UK had another disappointing year.

Joe and Jake, former contestants on The Voice, represented us but despite scoring our biggest total in five years placed third from bottom.

The viewing figures for the show were however up on last year's number of 6.7 million viewers.

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