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Britain's Got Talent drops 2m viewers but still tops Saturday ratings

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Britain's Got Talent topped Saturday primetime ratings again last night (April 19), despite dropping over 2 million viewers since last week, according to overnight data.

The talent show entertained 8.28m (40.4%) when it aired on ITV from 7pm, and also gained a further 1m viewers an hour later on ITV+1.

Britain's Got Talent act Saws Crossed

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Britain's Got Talent


Later on ITV, Amazing Greys quizzed 3.2m (15.2%) at 8.20pm, followed by Law & Order UK, which pulled in 1.32m (6.9%) at 9.20pm.

On BBC One, Pointless Celebrities kicked off primetime with 3.73m (18.6%) at 7pm, while Casualty brought in 4.22m (20.4%) at 8.40pm. Rob Brydon's The Guess List continued at 9.30pm with 3.58m (18.9%).

Over on BBC Two, University Challenge: The Story So Far gathered 1.24m (6%) at 8pm, followed by a special edition of the student quiz, which brought in 1.89m (9.1%) at 9pm.

Documentary drama Messiah at the Foundling Hospital informed 1.28m (6.9%) at 9.30pm.

Channel 4's Grand Designs was seen by 370k (1.8%) at 7.05pm, while the season finale of US drama Hostages thrilled 700k (3.42%) straight afterwards at 8.05pm.

Jeremy Paxman, University Challenge

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University Challenge

Liam Neeson in 'Taken'

Taken


A showing of Liam Neeson's Taken pulled in 1.48m (7.8%) from 9pm.

Over on Channel 5, a double bill of NCIS attracted 444k (2.1%) and 639k (3.1%) at 7.30pm and 8.25pm respectively, while 504k (3.4%) tuned in to watch countdown show Britain's Favourite Detectives from 9.25pm.

Over on the multichannels, ITV2's Britain's Got More Talent entertained 946k (4.6%) straight after the main show at 8.20pm.

BBC Four's showing of wartime drama Downfall attracted 641k (3.6%) at 9pm, while Toy Story 2 entertained 602k (2.9%) on BBC Three at 8.20pm.

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