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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Ratings upturn for The Voice semis

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.

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