It’s not just The Voice that’s losing momentum with viewers – last night’s Britain’s Got Talent fell to a record low for a live episode.
The results broadcast, which saw the Loveable Rogues and Molly Rainford progress to Saturday’s finale, attracted a modest 6.8 million viewers, more than 20% down on the equivalent episode from last year.
The main show, which aired from 7:30-9:00pm, averaged 7.8 million viewers, significantly down on the 9.4 million who watched the previous round on Monday night.
According to Telly Mix, ‘some’ have blamed the dip on the fact that this year’s live shows are not broadcasting during Half Term week, as they usually do. Interestingly though, barely any showbiz news outlets have picked up on the fact that the series has hit an all-time-low… most are still concerned with trying to bring down The Voice.
Meanwhile, re The Voice, BBC controller Danny Cohen has insisted that he is unfazed by the show’s recent reversal of fortunes, pointing out that the X Factor only had 5 million viewers in its early days.