Belfast Telegraph

Friday 30 January 2015

Ratings upturn for The Voice semis

The Voice drew an average audience of almost six million for Saturday night's semi-final show
The Voice drew an average audience of almost six million for Saturday night's semi-final show

Talent show The Voice saw a ratings revival for its semi-final as it piled on more than a million and a half extra viewers on Saturday night.

The BBC One show drew an average audience of 5.8 million who saw Matt Henry, Andrew Begley, Leah McFall and Mike Ward chosen to go through to the final next weekend.

It was a huge improvement on the 4.2 million who watched the previous week's quarter-final stage - the first live programme of the 2013 series. It was also a huge improvement on the 4.5 million who tuned in for the semis last year.

In general, this year's programme has lagged behind the ratings for the 2012 run but Saturday night's show bucked the trend.

At the programme's peak, it had an audience of 6.7 million and the BBC said it was the most-watched programme of the night.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aquarius:

A cherished dream is elusive. It will be best to change gear, at least for the immediate future. Pursue a moneymaking opportunity with creative appeal. Getting paid to exercise your imagination will lift your spirits. By the time you finish this assignment, you may be in better condition to pursue your primary goal. A brilliant idea for operating on a shoestring budget will come. At that point, nothing will stand between you and success. Stay calm and take things one step at a time.More