Last night saw the return of The Voice UK, with the show pulling in an impressive number of viewers.
The series three premiere, which introduced new judges Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson, prompted an average of 8.4 million viewers to sit down in front of their TV screens.
Around 6 million people tuned in to watch the first episode of last year’s run, so it’s an increase year-on-year of over 2 million viewers.
The BBC1 reality TV show has been plagued by disappointing viewing figures since it first premiered in 2012, but with last night’s show peaking at over 10 million and bagging a 34.8% audience share, the start of this series certainly looks promising…
ITV’s Splash!, which went head to head with the singing competition, seems to have suffered from the clash in schedules. The show, which stars by Olympic medalist Tom Daley and a number of celebrities learning to dive, lost 1.23 million viewers last night, leaving the show with just 3.75 viewers, its worst rating to date.
The Voice UK continues on Saturdays at 7:00pm on BBC1.
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