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The Voice UK final tops Saturday ratings for BBC One with 6.6 million

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The Voice UK final topped Saturday night ratings with 6.6 million viewers last night (April 5), according to overnight data.

30.7% of the audience share tuned in from 7pm to see the four finalists battling it out for the show's prize of a recording contract, which was eventually won by will.i.am's protégé Jermain Jackman.

Jermain Jackman is named as the winner of 'The Voice' 2014

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Jermain Jackman is named as the winner of The Voice UK 2014


Over on ITV, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway also wrapped up its current series, pulling in 5.74m (26.7%) when it aired at 7pm. An additional 288k caught the episode on +1.

Back on BBC One, 4.93m (24%) watched Kian Egan perform on The National Lottery Live at 9.05pm, followed by long-running medical drama Casualty which pulled in 4.9m (24.6%).

BBC Two's Dad's Army entertained 1.67m (7.64%) at 7.30pm, while The Plantagenets informed 1.14m (5.25%) at 8pm. 1.96m (9.78%) caught up with the latest Formula 1 action at the Bahrain Grand Prix at 9pm.

Phillip Schofield's The Cube attracted 3.33m (15.8%) on ITV at 8.25pm, followed by a repeat episode of Law & Order UK which thrilled 1.22m (6.35%) at 9.25pm.

ANT & DECS SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY ON SATURDAY 29TH MARCH 2014Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.Picture Shows: Ant & DecAward winning hosts Ant & Dec are back with their hugely popular entertainment series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

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Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway


On Channel 4, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD was seen by 340k (1.56%) from 7.10pm, followed by Hostages at 8.05pm with 500k (2.34%). A showing of Zoe Saldana's Colombiana pulled in 1.07m (5.75%) at 9pm.

Earlier in the day, the channel's coverage of the Grand National was watched by 2.7m (23.8%) from 1pm, peaking at 8.06m (53.1%) at around 4.15pm.

Channel 5's Longmire grabbed 572k (2.63%) at 7.15pm, while NCIS thrilled 556k (2.58%) at 8.05pm. Most Shocking Moments In Pop entertained 1m (6.41%) from 9.05pm.

On the multichannels, ITV3's Doc Martin was seen by 631k (2.9%), while BBC Four's Inspector De Luca grabbed 530k (2.78%).

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