The Voice UK 2014 final ratings are lowest ever

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The Voice 2014 final was the lowest rated in the show's history, according to the first ratings this morning.

The show averaged 6.6 million viewers across its two hours last night, down over 600,000 viewers on last year's figure of 7.2 million and 2012's 7.1 million.

There was a peak audience of 8.3 million in the final five minutes as the winner was announced, down on last year's high of 9 million viewers.

But at least the show was up on last week's series low of 5.9 million viewers.

However it's almost two million viewers down on the average audience of 8.5 million that tuned in for the auditions earlier this year, suggesting that the format is still in need of help.

Once again this series the show hemorrhaged viewers once the blind auditions were completed.

In the US, significant changes have been made to the format to help keep viewers hooked such as more live shows and a completely different way of eliminating acts, ideas which the BBC has so far refused to adopt.

Are you happy with last night's results? Who were you backing to win? Add your reactions in the comments!

Browse pictures of yesterday evening’s Voice UK final below…

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