Viewers leave Simon Cowell’s returning ITV talent show Walk The Line
Simon Cowell’s comeback ITV talent show has been beaten in the ratings – by BBC2’s top quiz show Only Connect.
Walk The Line began its six-night run on Sunday.
Singing numbers are competing for a £500,000 prize for the overall winner.
Despite a judging panel of Craig David, Gary Barlow, Alesha Dixon and Dawn French, the first episode drew just 3 million viewers, falling to 2.1 million on Monday and 1.8 million on Tuesday, according to the consultancy. Digital-i media.
In contrast, Monday’s audience for Only Connect, hosted by Victoria Coren-Mitchell, was 2.7 million.
And at its peak in 2010, Cowell’s The X Factor averaged more than 14 million a week.
Video: Vicar of Dibley star Dawn French judges alongside Gary Barlow, Craig David and Alesha Dixon on Walk the Line (Birmingham Mail)
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ITV said of Walk The Line: “Audiences are catching up, and it’s ITV Hub’s flagship title this week.”
Walk the Line, is a British ITV entertainment musical game show, in which a musical group wins a life-changing £500,000 prize.
Musical acts – whether soloists, duos or groups – will take to the stage to perform for the nation, with panelists Gary Barlow, Alesha Dixon, Dawn French and Craig David watching from their seats on the first floor. rank.
But to make money, talent alone is not enough.
Competitors will need nerves of steel to determine whether to cash in or physically walk the line and risk it all to stay in the competition.