Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway breaks viewing figure record

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Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway has broken its own ratings record.

Viewing figures for the latest series - which finished with a HUGE finale at Disney World Resort in Florida earlier this month - have been the best in years.

The fourteenth series overall is the most watched ever since the show was revived in 2013, having originally finished in 2009 after nine series.

On average, 7.9 million viewers tuned in each Saturday night - including on catch up - making it the most watched series in over a decade.

Only Series 4 waaay back in 2004 had more viewers, although only 30,000 extra on average.

This year's numbers were up 200,000 on average on last year's series and a million up on 2015's run.

The decision to bring back the show after its original outing has definitely been a good one as the latest figures show that viewers just can't get enough.

It's perhaps no wonder then that ITV signed up the Geordie duo in a new three year deal last year, worth a reported £30 MILLION.

The deal will see the pair continue with Saturday Night Takeaway as well as their other big shows, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Britain's Got Talent, which launched to 9 million viewers this past Saturday night.

We've a feeling a lot more National Television Awards await...

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway is expected to return for what will be a fifteenth series in 2018.

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