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Britain's Got Talent dominates Saturday night with 8.8 million

Britain's Got Talent dominated primetime with nearly 8.8 million last night (May 17), according to overnight data.

The talent show competition attracted 8.79m (40.9%) from 8.15pm (+1: 478k/2.5%) after its start was delayed by the FA Cup final.

Britain's Got Talent: Doggy Disco

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Britain's Got Talent

The football, which was contested between Arsenal and Hull City, averaged 5.35m (40.6%) from 3pm. Elsewhere, Amazing Greys managed 2.02m (11%) after Britain's Got Talent finished.

On BBC One, 7pm's Pointless Celebrities took 2.87m (15.3%), The National Lottery: In It to Win It earned 3.18m (15.9%) afterwards and The Guess List took 2.74m (14.4%) from 9.35pm.

BBC Two's Museums at Night had 385k (2.1%) in the 7pm hour. Bob Larbey: A Tribute followed with 571k (3%), while a Comedy Connections repeat and All About the Good Life averaged 753k (3.6%) and 1.09m (5.2%) respectively.

Channel 4 showed repeats of The Restoration Man (345k/1.8%) and Grand Designs (656k/3.2%) before X-Men: First Class entertained 2.12m (12%) from 9pm.

'X-Men: First Class' still

X-Men: First Class

Meanwhile, two Channel 5 repeat episodes of NCIS managed 497k (2.4%) and 435k (2.1%) in the 8pm and 9pm slots respectively.

On the multichannels, Britain's Got More Talent was watched by 451k (2.1%) on ITV2 from 8.50pm.

The latest series of BBC Four's Wallander opened with 812k (4.1%) from 9pm.

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