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Latest 'Talent' peaks with 15.4 million

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Latest 'Talent' peaks with 15.4 million
Last night's Britain's Got Talent semi final pulled in 13.64m (51.6%) for ITV1 between 9pm and 10.30pm, according to the latest viewing figures.

The show, which saw acts including Shaun Smith and Flawless put through to the final, peaked with a massive 15.35m (57.3%) at 10pm. Sunday's performance show had averaged 11.77m (49.2%).

Talent's nearest rival was Ashes To Ashes, which interested 4.36m (16.1%) on BBC One during the 9pm hour.

Earlier, a half-hour visit to Airline put in 3.38m (14.5%) for ITV1 at 8pm. Half an hour later, Panorama grabbed 2.5m (10.0%) for BBC One.

Springwatch 2009 took 3.89m (16.1%) for BBC Two at 8pm. The audience then fell to 1.65m (6.1%) during the 9pm screening of Who's Watching You?.

Five's The Gadget Show attracted 1.03m (4.3%) at 8pm, then 701k (3.2%) tuned in for The Rookie at 9pm.

On Channel 4, documentary Churchill's Darkest Decision pulled in 1.09m (4.1%) from 9.20pm, then new series The Operation: Surgery Live was seen by 849k (6%).

Overall, ITV1 dominated primetime with an average share of 38.9% to BBC One's 15.9%. BBC Two was third with 8.9%, followed by Channel 4 with 4.2% (+1: 0.6%) and Five's 3.5%.

Elsewhere, ITV2's Britain's Got More Talent pulled in 1.04m (7.8%) at 10.30pm.

Ratings data supplied by Attentional

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