Thursday 8 December 2016

Britain’s Got Talent attracts lowest figures in its 10-year history

Published 29/05/2016 | 18:54

Richard Jones. Photo: Syco/Thames TV/PA Wire
Richard Jones. Photo: Syco/Thames TV/PA Wire

The final of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent attracted the lowest figures in the show’s 10-year history.

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An average of 8.5 million people tuned in to watch the final of the talent show on Saturday night, down almost 3 million viewers on last year and 2 million lower than 2014.

ITV said the show had a peak audience of 10.5 million viewers and 48% of TV viewing at around 9:55pm.

Magician Richard Jones won the talent show last night, although the number of votes separating him and runner up singer Wayne Woodward wasn’t very vast.

Jones won 16.7% of the 2.5 million votes cast, while Woodward received 13.8%.

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on BBC1 was Saturday’s second most watched programme.

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