An average audience of 8.4 million viewers tuned in to last night's Britain's Got Talent 2016 episode.
It was the last of the auditions and the reveal of the semi-finalists as the judges picked this year's Top 45 acts.
8.40 million tuned in from 8PM, up 600,000 from last weekend's series low against Eurovision.
The number is also well up on 2015's equivalent how which had 7.5 million viewers.
The 45 acts through to the live shows will now perform in the nightly semi-finals which begin this evening.
Each day nine acts will perform for the public vote and two will make it through to the last stage.
There will be a break on Friday - for an England football game - before the grand live final next Saturday.
Back to the ratings and elsewhere on ITV last night, Bang On The Money dipped to 1.7 million while Play To The Whistle had 2.2 million.
On BBC One, the FA Cup held 7 million viewers leaving Michael McIntyre's Big Show to drop to 3.9 million in a later than usual slot against BGT.