X Factor beats Strictly on Sunday night with 9.8m viewers

Chloe Jasmine: through to the live finals on The X Factor
Chloe Jasmine: through to the live finals on The X Factor

'The X Factor' audience peaked at 9.8 million viewers on Sunday night, the highest audience of the night and 200,000 viewers ahead of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

'Strictly Come Dancing', which aired earlier in the evening than 'The X Factor', had a peak audience of 9.4 million.

Sunday evening average audiences were 8.84 million for 'Strictly Come Dancing' between 7.20pm and 8pm across BBC One and BBC One HD, a 38.3 per cent share of the TV watching audience.

'The X Factor' had an average audience of 8.81 million between 8pm and 9pm last night across ITV, ITV HD and ITV +1, a 33.9 per cent share of the audience.

However, on Saturday evening the position was reversed. 'Strictly Come Dancing' peaked at 10 million but 'The X Factor' only managed 8.6 million.

The average audience for 'Strictly Come Dancing' was 8.84 million between 6.20pm and 8.30pm on Saturday night, representing a share of 42.4 per cent.

'The X Factor' average audience on Saturday was 7.18 million between 8pm and 9.20pm on ITV, ITV HD and ITV +1, a 30.1 per cent share.

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