Entertainment 'Britain's Got Talent' Ratings: First Episode Is ITV's Most-Watched Entertainment Show Of 2018

12:41  16 april  2018
12:41  16 april  2018 Source:   Huffington Post UK

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When is BGT back on TV ? Who are the judges? And what' s going to happen to Ant and Dec? Find out more about ITV' s biggest talent show here.

Britain ' s Got Talent . Episode : 1 of 13. Title As Britain ’ s Got Talent returns to our screens this week presenters Ant & Dec take to the steps of London' s Trafalgar Square to make their campaign speech calling out to the nation for more entertainment and talent .

(from left) Anthony McPartlin, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Declan Donnelly and David Walliams attend the auditions for Britain's Got Talent at The Lowry in Salford. © Press Association (from left) Anthony McPartlin, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Declan Donnelly and David Walliams attend the auditions for Britain's Got Talent at The Lowry in Salford. It might be into its twelfth year, but ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is showing no signs of slowing down, following its series launch over the weekend.

On Saturday (14 April), the new series kicked off on ITV, with the opening episode swiftly becoming the channel’s most-watched entertainment show of the year so far.

As revealed by Telly Mix, an average of 8.3 million people tuned in to see the first round of auditions this weekend, with a peak of 9.6 million over the course of the 85-minute episode.

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Britain ’ s Got Talent London Auditions 2018 (Getty). All of BGT’ s pre-recorded content has already been filmed with returning judges Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon. In a list of the 10 most - watched shows of 2017, only three from ITV made the cut.

America’ s Got Talent . Network: NBC Episodes : Ongoing ( 1 -2 hours) Seasons: Ongoing. TV show description: American Idol’ s Simon Cowell created this show and judges the UK version, Britain ’ s Got Talent , but does not judge this US version due to contractual obligations.

Undated handout photo of DMU Gospel Choir during the audition stage for ITV1's talent show, Britain's Got Talent. © Press Association Undated handout photo of DMU Gospel Choir during the audition stage for ITV1's talent show, Britain's Got Talent. While this is both great news for ITV and the show’s boss, Simon Cowell, this actually marks a drop in ratings year-on-year, with the 2017 launch bringing in 400,000 more than this year’s series debut.

The episode has already given us a number of memorable audition moments, including golden buzzer magician Marc Spelmann and the introduction of DVJ, a spin-off of dance troupe Diversity, who won ‘BGT’ almost a decade ago, back in 2009.

Anthony McPartlin © Press Association Anthony McPartlin Ant McPartlin also took on presenting duties, as this year’s auditions were filmed prior to his arrest for drink-driving, after which he revealed he was stepping away from work commitments for the foreseeable future to return to treatment.

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Britain ' s Got Talent is a British reality television talent show that has aired eleven series on ITV since 9 June 2007. This is a list of television ratings for all broadcast episodes . Excludes ITV+ 1 .

Britain ' s Got Talent was comfortably the most - watched show in primetime last night (May 5), attracting over 10 million viewers with + 1 figures included, overnight data reveals. The Simon Cowell reality contest' s final auditions show of the series

Undated handout photo of Calum Courtney during the audition stage for ITV1's talent show, Britain's Got Talent. © Press Association Undated handout photo of Calum Courtney during the audition stage for ITV1's talent show, Britain's Got Talent. It was recently announced that his regular co-host, Declan Donnelly, will present this year’s live shows alone, having previously won rave reviews from viewers when he flew solo for the final two episodes of ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ earlier this month.

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ continues on Saturday (21 April) at 8pm on ITV.

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