Saturday, 15 May, 2021

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 2021 launches with a whopping 8.1 million viewers

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway burst back onto screens with an audience peak of 8.1 million viewers on Saturday night.

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Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway burst back onto screens with an audience peak of 8.1 million viewers, with the show averaging an impressive 7.3million viewers.

Saturday Night Away is the second highest rating programme of the year, with ITV’s The Masked Singer coming out on top, outside of news and sport across any channel.

ITV has continued to dominate ratings on Saturday nights – with the channel being the most watched across over 75% or 45 out of the 60 Saturdays since the start of 2020. This rises to over 77% of Saturdays (46 out of 60 Saturdays) in terms of popularity with 16-34 audiences.

The 2021 series of Takeaway opened to 1.2m 16-34 viewers, making it one of the highest rating programmes of the year for this demographic, outside of news and sport.

If you can’t get enough of Saturday Night Takeaway on telly, you can head to the ITV Hub where it has an extra behind-the-scenes show available. Each 10-minute episode, released weekly after the main show on ITV, will feature new interviews with Ant & Dec and  backstage exclusives.

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