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'The Voice' UK ratings continue to grow with 7.9m

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The Voice UK ratings continued to grow last night (April 20), scoring a season high of 7.92 million, overnight data suggests.

The BBC show benefited from its new 8.20pm timeslot, gaining 1.25 million week-on-week. It peaked at 9.08m.

The Voice Episode 4: Alice Fredenham

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Alice Fredenham on The Voice UK

Britain's Got Talent episode two: Martin Steele

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Martin Steele on Britain's Got Talent



However, ITV's Britain's Got Talent scored the highest ratings of the night, returning for its second episode of the series with 9.66m (43.9%) at 7pm, down 320k on last week. It peaked at 11.27m, while a further 632k (2.7%) caught the programme on ITV+1.

Later on ITV, gameshow The Cube scored 3m (13.2%) at 8.30pm, while The Jonathan Ross Show had 2.6m (13%) an hour later.

Back on BBC One, new Doctor Who episode 'Hide' attracted 4.98m (24.5%) viewers from 6.45pm, a fall of 747k on last week.

The Doctor (Matt Smith) & Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) in Doctor Who S07E04: 'Hide'

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The Doctor & Clara in Doctor Who: 'Hide'



BBC Two aired coverage of World Championship Snooker between 7pm and 8pm, picking up 1.01m (4.7%). Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em then amused 1.04m (4.5%) at 8pm and The Many Faces of Michael Crawford grabbed 1.65m (7.2%) half an hour later.

Channel 4 showed movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon at 9.15pm, bringing in 680k viewers (3.9%). Earlier, Grand Designs and Walking Through History attracted 690k (3.1%) and 970k (4.2%) respectively in the two hours from 7.15pm.

Elsewhere, International Boxing fared well on Channel 5 between 9.30pm and 11pm, scoring 1.37m (7.2%). It was preceded by Rocky IV, which took 389k (1.7%).

Lewis was the highest rated show on the multichannels, pulling in 867k (4.3%) on ITV3 at 9pm. ITV2's Britain's Got More Talent finished second with 831k (3.6%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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