The Voice UK triumphs over X Factor in end of year ratings

The Voice UK

The Voice UK has triumphed over The X Factor in the end of year ratings, we can reveal.

The BBC One series achieved a high audience of just under 12 million viewers earlier this year, while The X Factor peaked with 600,000 less viewers.

However in better news for Simon Cowell and ITV, Britain's Got Talent did manage to out rate the new BBC One series after both shows went to head in the spring.

The Britain's Got Talent final scored a high of 12.5 million viewers, beating The Voice's 11.9 million into third spot in our top rating reality shows list.

I'm A Celebrity was fourth with 11.5 million watching its launch show while The X Factor had 11.4 million for its high point, the final.

Dancing On Ice secured sixth spot on the list with 9.3 million, while the latest series of The Apprentice had 8 million viewers.

The billionth series of Celebrity Big Brother, or at least that's what it felt like, had 3.5 million viewers.

But it was Strictly Come Dancing triumphed over all others, achieving a huge average audience of 13.3 million viewers for its final to land top of the list.

However, for the first time in seemingly forever, no reality shows were the top 5 most watched shows of the year.

Admittedly, it's been quite a unique past 12 months for event telly.

The London 2012 closing and opening ceremony took the first and second spots respectively, while England's Euro 2012 matches were in third and fifth places. The Olympics 100 metres men final occupied the third place spot.

Top Rated Reality Shows

1. Strictly Come Dancing - 13.3 million
2. Britain's Got Talent - 12.5 million
3. The Voice UK - 11.9 million
4. I'm A Celebrity - 11.5 million
5. The X Factor - 11.4 million
6. Dancing On Ice - 9.3 million
7. The Apprentice - 8 million
8. Celebrity Big Brother - 3.5 million

Figures supplied from Barb.

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