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'The Voice' UK, 'Britain's Got Talent' ratings soar in second week

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Both The Voice UK and Britain's Got Talent managed to build on their respective launches in the ratings last night (March 31).

On BBC One from 7pm, The Voice climbed to an average of 9m (39.3%), reaching a peak of over 10m between 7.45pm and 8pm.

The Voice UK - Episode 2 - Shansel Huseyin

© BBC / Wall To Wall

Britain's Got Talent
S06E02: Beatrix Von Bourbon

© ITV / Talkback Thames



Britain's Got Talent rose even further, with 10.28m (41.3%) tuning in from 8pm and over 11m watching at its peak. A further 548k (2.4%) caught the talent show on ITV1 +1.

But The Voice UK (9.8m/39%) overpowered Britain's Got Talent (7m/27.8%) again when they clashed between 8pm and 8.20pm, increasing its head-to-head lead to 2.8m from 2.2m last week.

Britain's Got More Talent with Stephen Mulhern climbed to 819k (3.6%) on ITV2 at 9pm and 148k (0.8%) on +1.

Back on ITV1, Take Me Out dipped to 4.39m (19.8%) from 9.05pm despite a bigger inheritance from Got Talent. The Paddy McGuinness dating show added 215k (1.8%) on ITV1 +1. Take Me Out: The Gossip then appealed to 567k (2.2%) on ITV2 at 10.20pm.

BBC One's Casualty (4.92m/21.9%) outperformed Take Me Out in the later slot, prior to which Dale Winton's In It To Win It held 4.09m (16.8%) against Talent.

Winter Wipeout (2.93m/17.2%) lost out to You've Been Framed (2.85m/17.5%) and a Best of Harry Hill's TV Burp (3.33m/18.8%), while All Star Family Fortunes managed 3.53m (16.2%) versus The Voice.

Across primetime, BBC One managed a clearer victory than last Saturday (March 24), commanding a share of 27% over ITV1's 23.4% (+1: 1.1%).

Channel 4's second screening of Avatar was watched by 1.04m (4.6%) between 7pm and 10pm, then 1.2m (6.9%) watched Davina McCall's Million Pound Drop Live.

Have I Got Old News For You grabbed BBC Two's best audience of the night with 1.11m (4.8%), while CSI: NY continued to anchor Channel 5's schedule with 1.48m (7.7%) at 10pm.

Channel 4 and BBC Two tied overall with 4.9%, with Channel 4 +1 averaging 1.1%. Channel 5 was in last place with 4.3% (+1: 0.2%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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