RATINGS! The Voice UK final bombs with lowest viewing figures ever

The Voice UK coaches

The Voice UK 2017's final was the least watched ever as the first ITV series ended last night.

An average audience of 3.6 million viewers tuned in as Mo Adeniran triumphed over Into The Ark and Jamie Miller in last night's show, peaking with 4.6 million viewers.

The number was down almost a million viewers on last year's live final (which aired on a Saturday) and had half as many viewers as watched the first two years' finales.

This year saw the final split into two parts and air on both Saturday and Sunday for the first time, with Saturday's show getting a somewhat more respectable 4.4 million viewers, although this was still below all other figures from past years.

For whatever reason, 800,000 of those who watched on Saturday didn't bother to tune in again on Sunday to find out who eventually won, leaving the series ending on a whimper.

Overall the sixth run of The Voice UK has averaged 4.8 million viewers, the lowest rated series ever and down an average of 1 million viewers on the last BBC series.

The Voice UK final ratings

2017 4.4 million / 3.6 million
2016 4.5 million
2015 6.3 million
2014 6.6 million
2013 7.2 million
2012 7.1 million

Earlier on ITV, Phillip Schofield's game show 5 Gold Rings had 2 million viewers.

In the battle of the dramas, Vera beat Line Of Duty on BBC One with 5.6 million viewers to 5.1 million.

On BBC Two, the new series of Robot Wars remained steady with 1.2 million viewers but the new series of Top Gear was up week-on-week, climbing 300,000 viewers to 2.6 million.

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