RATINGS! Britain's Got Talent climbs to over 9 million viewers but Doctor Who drops

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings

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Britain's Got Talent 2017's viewing figures climbed to over 9 million viewers last night.

An average audience of 9.2 million tuned in to the second audition episode of the series, a rise of 500,000 viewers week-on-week.

A peak audience of 10.2 million viewers watched the latest round of try outs, another big rise on last Saturday night.

Despite the big numbers - which easily made BGT the most watched show of the past seven days - it was down 1.1 million viewers on last year's equivalent episode.

The show was also down 900,000 viewers on 2015's second showing but in line with 2014's series.

Earlier in the night on ITV, Take Me Out dropped slightly by 100,000 viewers on last week's opener to 3 million, whereas after BGT a Through the Keyhole repeat had 2.5 million.

Over on BBC one, Doctor Who's new series continued with second episode Smile which attracted 4.3 million viewers, a drop of 300,000 on last weekend.

All Round to Mrs Brown's was the BBC's most watched show of the night with a smidgen over 5 million viewers for its penultimate instalment, a rise of 300,000 on last week's episode.

Casualty was up 100,000 on last Saturday to 3.6 million viewers while the Chelsea v Tottenham football match had just under 5 million.

Away from the main two channels, Snooker brought 1.2 million viewers to BBC Two while just under a million watched doc Man Made Planet: Earth from Space on Channel 4 and NCIS on Channel 5.

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