Fox’s crime reality duo of Cops and America’s Most Wanted again topped Saturday night ratings, as CBS’ special Strikeforce Saturday Night Fights proved not alright for ratings. Where’s Kimbo Slice when you need him?
Project Runway lost about 300,000 viewers and 0.3 adults 18-49 ratings points from last week. America’s Best Dance Crew also fell, also down 300.000 viewers but 0.4 adults 18-49 ratings points.
Britain’s Got Talent made a record breaking return to ITV1 last night, pulling in its highest launch audience ever.
The talent show, now in its fourth season, grabbed 10.6 million (44%) over 90 minutes. The launch was up 3% vs. last year’s opener and was the third most watched TV show of 2010 so far. It peaked with a whopping 12.2m (49%).
The ratings Goliath helped ITV1 to a 27% primetime share – the network’s best Saturday share of the year. Immediately before BGT, gameshow The Whole 19 Yards started with 4.3m – the channel’s second most popular brand new light entertainment launch of the year. It wasn’t all good news for ITV1 however: new drama The Prisoner could only manage 3.2m from 9:30pm.
Over on BBC1, Doctor Who slipped 3% vs. last week to 6.2m. Over The Rainbow dropped 16% week-on-week, while The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins lost 33% vs. last week to 4m. The channel posted a 22% primetime share, marking the first time this year that the network was beaten by ITV1 on a Saturday night.
With no Masters Golf, BBC2 rated worse than last Saturday. Have I Got a Little Bit More News For You was the channel’s most popular show with 1.8m. A repeat of Frank Skinner’s Opinionated entertained 1.3m.
Channel 4 did well with the premiere screening of Run Fatboy Run, which attracted 2.1 million – a healthy rise of over 0.5m vs. last week’s slot average. With tough drama competition, CSI: New York slipped 12% vs. last week to 1.5m for Five.
I went and saw Kick-Ass, then the Canucks hockey game. How was your Saturday night, ONTD?