7.1 million viewers tune into Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2011 final


Saturday's final of Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2011 final was watched by just under 7.1 million viewers, early overnight figures show. The reality programme, which was won by Charlie Baker and James Thornton and their tap routine, was the biggest show of the day - beating both the football and rugby.

7.08 million viewers - a 29.8% audience share - watched the final of the third series from 7:15PM on Saturday night, staying exactly constant from last year's final which also saw 7.1 million viewers.

The reality show had a knock on effect on Ant & Dec's Push The Button however, which was down to just 4.47 million, a decline of around 500,000 year-on-year. The struggling ratings of the show, despite numerous attempts to reinvent the format, suggest it could well be axed after the current series ends. There's better news for Take Me Out however, which topped ITV1's primetime ratings with 4.7 million viewers between 21:10 and 22:20PM.

Elsewhere and Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes pulled in just over 1 million viewers for BBC Three.

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