Thursday, 23 January, 2020

TV Ratings: The Voice UK dips whilst Ant and Dec triumph!

The ratings for The Voice UK dropped to a new low last night due to the return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

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Last night was the final night of blind auditions for The Voice UK, but the ratings were completely destroyed as they went head to head with Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

This year’s series of The Voice UK has had slightly disappointing ratings but Saturday’s show saw a new series low for the show with 5.5 million viewers, down 1.3 million on last year’s episode.

In comparison, Ant and Dec triumphed as they not only won the night but they won it in style with more than 7.3 million viewers (6.9 excluding ITV+1) tuning in for the return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway which featured James Cordon, The Vamps, and Youtubers Alfie Deyes and Marcus Butler.

This number is about 700,000 up on last year’s series launch.

However, the Geordie duo did have a slight advantage as their show started 15 minutes earlier than The Voice UK, with both shows running until 8:30pm.

Next weekend, however, the shows will go head to head with both shows starting at 7pm, with Ant and Dec finishing at 8:30 and The Voice UK battle rounds will be continuing until 9pm.

The Voice UK and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take away both continue Saturday nights on BBC One and ITV respectively. For the Voice UK the first of the Battle rounds will commence whereas Ant and Dec’s mini who dunnit series “Who shot Simon Cowell?” will begin.

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