The Voice UK ratings drop again for live semi-finals

The Voice 2016 viewing figures

The Voice - Episode 13

Ratings for The Voice 2016 dropped once more last night as the live semi-finals took place.

An average audience of just over 4.5 million viewers tuned in to the latest performances, down 250,000 on last weekend's first show figure.

This weekend there was no separate results episode, which last Saturday evening brought in a series low of fewer than 4.5 million viewers, the lowest weekend rating The Voice UK has ever seen.

Once again the episode was well down on 2015's run with a 1.8 MILLION viewer decline on last year's semi-final show and 1.5 million below 2014's viewing figures for the equivalent weekend.

It's the final next week and in VERY bad news for the show, the live performances will go head to head with the launch of Britain's Got Talent on ITV.

It's the first time the two shows have clashed since 2013 with the head to heading coming about due to the Six Nations rugby displacing an episode of The Voice last month, making this year's series a week longer than usual.

Back to last night and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway finished its season with 6.1 million viewers. That's up 500,000 on last weekend's Easter episode but 1.2 million viewers down on the launch back in February.

Earlier on BBC One, Can't Touch This had 2.4 million viewers while over on ITV after Ant and Dec, You're Back In The Room scored 3 million.

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