Another weekend of record ratings for The X Factor and Strictly


Reality shows The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing achieved another weekend of massive record breaking ratings, early viewing figures show. According to the overnights, both The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing recorded the highest non-final ratings in the history's of both shows.

On the Saturday, 13.2 million viewers tuned into The X Factor as the remaining 8 contestants performed tracks by The Beatles, up 5% year on year. Earlier on BBC One, 11.35 million tuned into the Blackpool special of Strictly Come Dancing, scoring the highest non-final rating of the show ever.

Unfortunately for ITV however, I'm A Celebrity failed to keep up the momentum, dipping to 9.2 million viewers at 9:25PM on the Saturday, down 7% on last year's equivalent episode.

Elsewhere on The Saturday and Harry Hill's TV Burp picked up an impressive 7.1 million viewers on ITV1 at 7:30PM, while The Xtra Factor tanked with just 492,000 viewers on ITV2 at 9:30PM.

On the Sunday and the Strictly Come Dancing results show interested 11.1 million viewers, while The X Factor results saw a massive average audience of 15.2 million, peaking at just under 18 million viewers in the final 15 minutes. I'm A Celebrity benefited from the lead in and a live bushtucker trial, rallying to 10.6 million viewers at 9PM. Xtra Factor also benefited, increasing its audience to more than 1.1 million on ITV2.

Countryfile and Antiques Roadshow both proved good shows to attract the Sunday night viewers, logging 8 million and 6.2 million respectively. Meanwhile over on Five, a movie triple of A Bug's Life, Ghostbusters II and Speed took 2.3, 1.4 and 1.7 million viewers respectively, lifting its all day share to 5.8% - above that of Channel 4.