Britain's Got Talent viewing figures fall

Nearly a million fewer viewers tuned in to the second edition of the new series of Britain's Got Talent on Saturday night, according to the papers.
Nearly a million fewer viewers tuned in to the second edition of the new series of Britain's Got Talent on Saturday night, according to the papers. The Sun reports that an average of 9m people watched the show - 900,000 less than saw the series opener the previous week. And viewing figures peaked at around 10.6m - a million less than tuned in at the same stage of the series in 2010. The numbers have reportedly left TV bosses concerned that that viewing figures will continue to fall as the series progresses - and have blamed Simon Cowell's absence on the drop in ratings. They are also expressing concern that viewing figures for the next series of X Factor will be similarly affected since Cowell will not be returning as a judge until later in the series. ITV's Sing If You Can and BBC1's So You Think You Can Dance also posted disapponting ratings - with the latter averaging 4.1m and the former's audience falling from 5.6m the previous week to just 3.6m on Saturday night.

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