The Voice UK beat Britain’s Got Talent in viewing figures yet again last night!

ITV bosses had hoped that by shifting BGT to a new timeslot of 8.30pm, the battle for viewers with The Voice on BBC1 would finally be over…

Prior to the time change, the shows had of course overlapped by twenty minutes, and week on week, the BBC talent search had scored more viewers in that overlap than BGT.

However, it seems that irrespective of the new starting time, BGT still lost out as The Voice peaked at 11.6million viewers last night, while BGT notched up 11.1million.

That said though, it’s also been reported that The Voice lost around a million viewers when compared to last Saturday’s show.

Now, I have to say, my personal opinion about the viewer figures is that with The Voice still being in its infancy, a lot of people are – arguably – tuning in to see if it’s worth watching long term…

And for me, I’m beginning to doubt that it is.

Last night’s show, the first of the Battle Rounds, was quite frankly utterly predictable, and clearly, the coaches had already decided who they were going to take through to the live shows long before last night’s installment.

For me, all last night boiled down to was another chance to hear people sing, and for some, the last chance they got to sing on the show.

If The Voice continues to be so very unsurprising, unexciting and generally just plain dull, I really can’t see that I’ll be watching a second series.

That said, I will keep watching this first series, just to see if it improves, but as I said, thereafter, it’s debatable if I’ll continue to be a viewer…

However, BGT is a known quantity, it’s got longevity on its side and it is genuinely entertaining, so I suspect that when The Voice turns out to be a flash in the pan, which I think it will, BGT will still be there, soldiering on.

So, there’s my explanation for the viewer figures anomaly. What’s yours?

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5 Responses to “The Voice UK beat Britain’s Got Talent in viewing figures yet again last night!”

  1. Jane says:

    Couldn’t agree more. I was really bored with The Voice last night, whereas BGT was entertaining from start to finish. Both shows are contrived, but at least BGT makes you smile.

  2. Lisa Spilios says:

    I am not a BGT fan AT ALL! I LOVE “The Voice” & find it extremely entertaining, & even if the mentors/judges had an idea who they would take through to the live shows, wow…just wow…these singers are really good. Strong strong voices that are a true joy to listen to. And if BGT is so good, why didn’t ALL the viewers jump over to watch it after “The Voice” aired? I was one who didn’t!

  3. xyko says:

    Try to learn not to contradict yourself.

    You say that the Voice is predictable etc, then you applaud BGT for its strengths. The very same strengths that you were just criticising of the voice…

    Poorly written.

  4. the truth says:

    Rubbish. The Voice is a great show…BGT is ruined by adverts , cowell and over editing….The voice is way more enjoyable, the sining is the main thing and many of them are great…also the tedious presenters on both shows are pushed out of the wat on the voice thankfully

  5. Jimbo says:

    Totally biased review from a website who is in bed with the ITV sponsors