Let's Dance 2013 loses 1.7 million viewers as Ant and Dec's return wins Saturday night

Ant and Dec's Saturday night Takeaway

Viewing figures for Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway won the night for ITV1 last night, as the show returned for the first time in four years.

ITV announced it was bringing back the series last year, apparently in an attempt to fight BBC One show The Voice on Saturday nights.

Right now however the series is going head to head with BBC's other reality show Let's Dance, and comfortably won the night.

Last week, Let's Dance for Comic Relief's first heat was watched by 6.7 million viewers, but this week that was down to just above 5 million.

Clearly stealing fans away from BBC and to ITV, Ant and Dec had over 6.4 million watching the return of their Saturday night show.

Including those who later caught up on +1, the total figure was well above 7 million.

No doubt both Ant and Dec and ITV will be pleased, but the BBC aren't going to be too happy.

Ant and Dec's show continues into April, while Let's Dance finishes on March 9 before the return of The Voice UK.

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