The Britain’s Got Talent final became the most-watched show of 2012 last night, as viewers flocked to see Ashleigh and Pudsey pip Jonathan and Charlotte to the title.
The Simon Cowell talent series, which in fairness really has upped its game talent-wise over the course of the semi-finals, had an average of 11.38 million viewers, peaking with 13.8 million in the last five minutes. Although the show has generally wavered compared with the 2011 figures, this year’s finale was a very marginal increase on the 11.35 million who watched last year’s climax with Jai McDowall and Ronan Parke.
OH and what of The Voice…
Moved to an earlier time of 6:10 to avoid a clash with Britain’s Got Talent, the show shed ANOTHER 2.5 million viewers week-on-week (1 million compared to last Sunday’s results show) and had a poor 5.6 million average.
The low figure is easily explained by the earlier start time (a lot of people on Twitter seemed to complain that they missed the memo altogether), but whether or not anyone who missed it will be bothered about tuning in tonight or next week remains to be seen. What a shame.