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RATINGS! X Factor 2017 continues with over 6 million viewers

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings

Nicole Simpson.

The X Factor 2017's viewing figures and proving remarkably consistent this year.

Last night's latest episode was watched by over 6 million viewers as try outs continued for a third weekend.

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An average audience of 6.3 million tuned in between 8PM and 9:15PM for the fifth episode of the new series.

Earlier this month saw The X Factor premiere with 6.2 million viewers, climbing to 6.5 million for the first Sunday episode.

Last weekend saw numbers dip to 5.6 million on the Saturday due to a clash with Strictly Come Dancing before rebounding to 6.4 million viewers on the Sunday.

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The numbers are generally down around half a million viewers on last year's series: So far this year has averaged 6.4 million viewers to last year's 7 million. This comparison excludes both year's shows facing Strictly Come Dancing due to the different schedules.

Elsewhere last night, ITV's new physical game show Cannonball rose to 2.6 million viewers week-on-week without Strictly Come Dancing on the other side. It was up 800,000 viewers on last weekend's series low.

The Family Chase on the other hand kept steady with 2.6 million viewers, just losing out to Pointless Celebrities with 2.7 million on BBC One.

Earlier on the BBC, Len Goodman's Partners In Rhyme continued level with last week at 1.4 million viewers.

One-off musical talent show Even Better Than The Real Thing, which pitted famous tribute acts against one another, was seen by 3.8 million viewers. The Paddy McGuinness fronted programme will return for a Christmas themed special later this year.

Casualty proved the most watched show for the day for the BBC with 3.8 million viewers.