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'The Voice' UK tops 10 million for first Sunday night show

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The Voice UK's final Battle Round show pulled in over 10 million viewers last night (Sunday), early figures indicate.

Revealing the Top 20 contestants to progress to the live shows, the singing contest commanded an audience of 10.09m (38.5%) from 7.30pm, peaking with 11.3m and rising 200k on Saturday's ratings.

The Voice UK - The Judges - Jessie J, Danny O'Donoghue, Will.i.am, Tom Jones

© BBC / Wall To Wall



Sandwiched between The Voice on BBC One, Countryfile (6.45pm) interested 5.88m (27.3%) and Silent Witness (9pm) logged 6.09m (24.2%).

Meanwhile on ITV1, the return of Vera took just 4.48m (17.2%) between 8pm and 10pm (+1: 345k/1.6%), prior to which All Star Family Fortunes entertained 3.74m (15.9%) at 7pm (+1: 345k/1.6%).

Over on BBC Two, new factual series Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve (1.95m/7.2%) and Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission (1.75m/7%) performed respectably, before Match of the Day 2 scored 2.99m (17.1%) at 10pm.

Ewan McGregor, Eve Mavrakis
at The Weinstein Company's 2012 Golden Globe Awards After Party.
Beverly Hills, California

© WENN / Matt Tackett/ iPhotoLive.com/WENN.com

Homeland (Week 16)

© Channel 4



Elsewhere, the latest Homeland recorded 1.91m (7.6%) on Channel 4 at 9pm (+1: 388k/2.1%), down from its season high last week.

Fellow US drama Once Upon a Time lost viewers, with the latest edition mustering 1.34m (5.3%) after Channel 5 moved the fairytale series back to 9pm to face Homeland.

Overall, BBC One pulled even further ahead in primetime with 29.4%, over double ITV1's 14.8% (+1: 1.1%). BBC Two followed in third with 8.2%, ahead of Channel 4's 5.2% (+1: 1%), and Channel 5's 4.4% (+1: 0.2%).

Of worthy note during the daytime, the London Marathon was seen by an average of 3.06m (30.8%) between 8.30am and 2pm on BBC One, while the Formula 1: Bahrain Grand Prix drew 3.65m (20.2%) on the same channel.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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