BBC One boss Danny Cohen has said the station's music talent show The Voice UK will be "even stronger" in its second season.

While the show's viewership plummeted after the early stages, the BBC says that the show has been its strongest entertainment launch since research methods changed in 2001, pulling in an average of 9.2m viewers.

Cohen said: "The Voice UK 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 UK will return even stronger next year."

The debut download single by this year's winner, Leanne Mitchell, failed to break the UK Top 40 at the weekend.