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The Voice first live show tops Saturday ratings with 6.21m on BBC One

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The Voice UK topped the ratings for its first live show of the current series, according to overnight data.

An average of 6.21 million (27.6%) tuned in to the quarter-finals of the BBC One singing competition from 6.45pm.

Chris Royal, Emily Adams, Christina Marie, Emma Willis

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The Voice UK quarter-final


After a short break for the National Lottery, the show returned to announce the results of the public vote at 8.50pm, with 5.89m (27.6%) watching as four contestants were eliminated.

Afterwards on BBC One, Casualty's latest episode brought in 5.61m (29%) at 9.25pm.

On BBC Two, Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story attracted 1.43m at 6.40pm, followed by an episode of the wartime sitcom at 7.30pm which entertained 1.75m (7.6%).

The Perfect Morecambe & Wise continued with 1.39m (6.1%) at 8pm, while history documentary The Plantagenets interested 1.16m (5.48%) at 8.30pm.

Over on ITV, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway continued to impress with 6.17m (26.9%) tuning in at 7pm, as well as an added 316k (1.4%) an hour later on ITV+1.

The Cube entertained 3.92m (18.4%) when it continued at 8.25pm, while The Americans brought in 874k (4.6%), dropping 286k from last week's season two premiere.

Clive Dunn in 'Dad's Army'

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Dad's Army

Filming on location in Waterloo for the new series of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

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Saturday Night Takeaway


Channel 4's Marvel's Agents of SHIELD attracted 470k (2.1%) at 7.05pm, followed by US drama The Hostages which was watched by 550k (2.5%) at 8pm.

A showing of Rush Hour 3 pulled in 930k (4.8%) at 9pm.

Over on Channel 5, new series Longmire started with 741k (3.3%) at 6.50pm, followed by an NCIS double bill which attracted 623k (2.7%) and 728k (3.4%) at 7.40pm and 8.35pm respectively.

ITV3's Doc Martin topped the multichannel ratings, with 824k (3.7%) tuning in at 8pm. 790k (4.2%) caught up with Endeavour at 9pm.

BBC Four's new series Inspector De Luca pulled in 723k (3.8%) at 9pm.

Over on BBC Three, Top Gear entertained 566k (2.6%) at 8.20pm, while 572k (3.3%) watched Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life at 9.25pm.

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