BBC 'Dream' pays off
The 10pm show, which saw Lee Mead win the role of 'Joseph' in Andrew Lloyd-Webber's new production of the musical, peaked at 8.5 million viewers and a 39.6% share as the result was announced. The first outing of the show at 8.05pm managed 6.6 million and a 33.6% share over 65-minutes.
The BBC talent contest beat off its ITV rival, Grease is the Word, which pulled in just 4 million viewers and 20.6% share over its 90 minutes. Grease peaked at 4.9 million and a 23.5% share at 9.15pm, with its earlier outing grabbing 3.2 million and a 22.9% share.
Over the run of both series, the BBC has fared better, getting an average 5.8 million viewers across 10 shows, compared to 3.9 million for Grease is the Word.
ITV1's new talent show Britain's Got Talent debuted with 4.9 million and a 22.7% share later on Saturday night.