RATINGS! Britain's Got Talent 2018 viewing figures dip to new low

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings

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Britain's Got Talent 2018's ratings dropped to a new series low on Saturday night.

The Bank Holiday Weekend combined with competition from the Champion's League Cup Final saw viewing figures dip.

However BGT was still the most watched show of the day, as auditions for the new series concluded with the seventh round of try outs.

The BGT 2018 semi-finalists were then unveiled by the judges ahead of the live shows all next week.

After thousands applied and hundreds auditioned, the lucky few who received three or more yeses were cut down to the final 40, including the five golden buzzers acts.

An average audience of 5.6 million tuned for the latest episode, a dip of a million viewers on last week.

With a peak audience of just under 7 million it was the most watched programme on Saturday night.

BGT also still remains the most watched programme of the year to date based on current official consolidated figures, with 11.2 million viewers.

The live shows begin on Monday at 7:30PM on ITV with Alesha Dixon's golden buzzer act, Lifford Shillingford, dancers Cali Swing, comedian Lost Voice Guy, vocal group The D-Day Darlings, escapologist Matt Johnson, quick change act Ellie and Jeki, dancer Shameer Rayes and magician Maddox Dixon.

Elsewhere on ITV last night, Ninja Warrior rose 100,000 week-on-week to 2.2 million but Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule was down 400,000 to 2.1 million.

After Britain's Got Talent, Keith And Paddy's Picture Show does Jaws interested 1.4 million.

On BBC One, Pointless Celebrities had 2.4 million viewers, a million down on last week, before 2.5 million tuned in to watch Ed Sheeran on The Biggest Weekend.

3.2 million caught the latest episode of Casualty - 100,000 down on last Saturday - while All Round to Mrs Brown's fell from 3.9 million to 3.6 million for its second episode of the new series.

The Champions League Final averaged 2.9 million viewers on BT Sport, peaking with just under 5 million.

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