Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Michael S. Wright: TheGuardian.com: Britain's Got Talent final is Saturday's most watched programme [Pianist Tokio Myers is winner]

Pianist Tokio Myers, who has won this year’s ITV1 talent show, Britain’s Got Talent. Photograph: Tom Dymond/Syco/Thames/PA

Michael S. Wright sends us a Wikipedia link indicating that pianist Tokio Myers is of British and West Indies descent.

The Guardian

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Britain’s Got Talent final was the most-watched TV programme on Saturday night, with five million more viewers than its closest competitor.
The ITV1 reality series culminated with pianist Tokio Myers, 32, being crowned the champion, winning the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance and a £250,000 prize.
An average of 8.2 million viewers watched the finale when it aired from 7.30pm until 10:05pm, according to overnight data.
The audience peaked at 10.2 million in the final minutes of the show as Myers was revealed as the winner.
BBC1 drama Casualty was the second most-watched show of the evening, with 3.2 million viewers.
Nearly half – 46% – of all TV viewers in the 16-34 demographic watched Britain’s Got Talent (BGT).
Myers impressed the audience and judges with a performance that included drumming as well as piano, and spanned various styles of music.
The judges were unanimous in their praise for him, andmembers of the Diversity dance troupe – winners of BGT in 2009 – added their support, calling him “the most talented person ever to have been on the show”.

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