The BBC has announced The Voice UK is the most successful entertainment series it has launched in the past ten years.
The first UK version wrapped up earlier this month with Leanne Mitchell being crowned the winner. The series had a consolidated average of 9.2million and a 38.5% share, making it the most successful entertainment series over the past decade.
The series had an average in overnights of 9.2million and a 38.5% share with the Sunday night results show averaging 6.9million/29.9%. The Sunday results show was considered one of the main problems with the show, as it was recorded on Saturday evening.
Following the success, despite criticism from the press and some viewers, the BBC has confirmed that a second series will return next year.
“The Voice has broken all records for a new Entertainment show on the BBC. I’m really proud of the Coaches, Artists and producers who have achieved this. It’s great for BBC viewers that we have launched a new Saturday night entertainment show that has had such a big impact and connects so well with BBC values. There are also inevitably things you learn in the first series of a big new show, and we are confident that The Voice will return even stronger next year.” – Danny Cohen, BBC One controller.
Leanne was coached by singing icon Sir Tom Jones and won a record deal with Universal records. Her début single ‘Run To You’ missed out on the UK Top 40 entering at No.45.
You can apply to audition for the second series by clicking here.