A THAMES/SYCO production for ITV STRICT EMBARGO UNTIL 00.01 ON SUNDAY 13TH APRIL 2014 Picture shows: JUDGES applauding BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT on Saturday 12th April on ITV COPYRIGHT: THAMES TV/SYCO

Britain’s Got Talent Thrashes The Voice In Ratings War

ITV last night came out on top in the ratings war.

Britain’s Got Talent made its return to our T.V screens on ITV 1, while the Voice UK final was being aired over on BBC 1.

The talent shows both started at 7pm, with BGT finishing 35 minutes before the Voice UK.

On average, ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent saw 8.1 million viewers tune in to the first episode of the new series, with a peak audience of 9.6 million, while the final of the Voice UK was only watched by an average of 4.5 million people, and peaked at 6.1 million.

The Voice UK final saw former Liberty X singer Kevin Simm being crowned champion, while over on BGT, judge Amanda Holden pressed her golden buzzer for 12-year-old singer Beau Dermott, after her stunning performance of ‘Defying Gravity’, the golden buzzer means that she is now automatically put through to the live finals.


The news that Britain’s Got Talent is still pulling in a massive audience even after 10 years will no doubt delight show creator Simon Cowell.

Did you watch BGT, or the Voice UK last night? Which talent show do you prefer? Let us know over on Twitter @CelebMix or leave a comment below.  


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