Britain's Got Talent hits new high

It’s amazing, isn’t it, that a show in its 8th season can draw its largest audience yet while our local version fails and gets canceled for a second time.

The opening show of the eighth season of Simon Cowell’s “Britain’s Got Talent” attracted a record launch audience of more than 11 million viewers on Saturday.

The talent show began with 11.1 million viewers, a 47.3% share of the audience, between 8 p.m. and 9.15 p.m., with a five-minute peak audience of 12.3 million.

Who’d like to see a revamped New Zealand’s Got Talent back on our screens?

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • roger

    How many times can it be revamped?

    • bobscoffee

      My thoughts exactly. Didnt we try that already?

  • Jeseta

    I’d prefer a second season of X Factor.

    • Leo

      Possibly TV3 will revive it next year considering the results for The Great Food Race and Cadbury Dream Factory haven’t been great.

  • Jack

    Regan, how about no. Dont ever ask that question again lol

  • Sam

    Regan, This may interest you

    Tuesday 29th April, 8.30pm

    Get ready for a brand new season of Britain’s Got Talent on TV ONE, with acts ranging from a roller-skating Wonder Woman to a man speed-eating a raw onion.

    On the judging panel is the one and only Simon Cowell. Simon’s earned himself a tough reputation for a reason, and artists that he’s discovered have gone on to sell millions of records around the world.

    Simon’s joined by funny man and author David Walliams (Little Britain), solo artist and former member of Mis-Teeq, Alesha Dixon, and actress, singer and presenter, Amanda Holden.

    In true British fashion, Britain’s Got Talent features a wide range of performers, including a salsa-dancing gran, a bird handler, line dancers, sopranos and a five-piece boy band performing ‘Stars’ from Les Miserables

    • Leo

      I cant believe TVONE has managed to bring the UK version considering all the rights issues, hope this bodes well for TV3 finally bringing us X Factor UK!

      • Sam

        And it’s only a few weeks after the UK as well! It also appears TV2 are bringing us The Voice AU from the 2nd of May, the same week it returns in Australia

        • Leo

          Thats even better that both shows are screening with a fast turn around. Im also excited by the news that TV ONE is finally bringing Nashville next month! Gawd this show started in 2012 but am worried it will go the way of Scandal and not generate a large audience.

  • Dave Ian Batten

    If Jason Gunn was the host, I’d watch it.