Britain’s Got Talent returned to our televisions last night as an average audience of 8.7 million viewers tuned into the ITV show for its series 11 launch show.
The talent competition had a peak audience of 9.7 million viewers, but was down 300,000 on last year. It actually was the lowest rated launch show since 2007, which had 4.9 million viewers tuning in.
Elsewhere, the new series of Take Me Out launched to 3.1 million viewers. On BBC One, Doctor Who matched last year’s numbers as 4.6 million tuned into the new series opener, but it was All Round to Mrs Brown’s that won the most watched show on the beeb last night with 4.7 million.
Despite its lower than last year figures, BGT actually easily won the night as the most watched programme on Saturday, proving Britain still has talent.
Britain’s Got Talent continues with its auditions next weekend on ITV.