The above table shows the single top performing titles each week by selected genre, based on BARB overnight data. Figures are for channel totals where applicable.
Spring is with us, so Britain’s Got Talent is back with us once again. With a start delayed by FA Cup football running into extra time and penalties, BGT still managed to be the highest rated programme on TV in the UK in the past seven days. The judging lineup features Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden, and there is a slight twist this year in that there is a “golden buzzer”, and each of the judges has the opportunity to send one act straight through to the semi-finals by hitting it – a bit like playing a joker. In the first audition round, Amanda Holden deployed the golden buzzer to put a ballroom dance act, Paddy and Nico, straight through.
The launch audience of 11.1m (47.3%) bodes well for this year’s run, as it was an increase on the 2013 launch figure of 10.6m (41.8%).