RATINGS! Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor viewing figures

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings

Doctor Who 2018

Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who continued with strong viewing figures in last night's TV ratings.

An average audience of just over 7 million tuned in for the second episode of the new series, well up on the overnight figure for the equivalent episode of last season.

The first of ten new episodes had launched last weekend to 8 million viewers, above the 4.6 million viewers that watched the opening instalment of 2017's series in April of last year.

With a peak audience of 10 million viewers, Strictly Come Dancing was the most watched show of the night on Sunday.

The latest results, which featured a performance from the Backstreet Boys, saw an average of 9.2 million viewers, up 200,000 on last week's numbers.

As usual in the Strictly Come Dancing results, the judges' marks were combined with the viewer votes. Katie Piper and her pro partner Gorka Marquez found themselves in the bottom two with Charles Venn and his partner Karen Clifton.

They both reprised their latest dances before judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood then had to decide who to save, with head judge Shirley having the casting vote.

Craig, Bruno, Darcey all saved Charles for a second week running, sending Katie home.

Over on ITV, The X Factor averaged 5.1 million for the final of its judges' houses episodes. This is up 400,000 on last Sunday's numbers despite once more clashing with Strictly Come Dancing for 30 minutes.

The show saw The X Factor 2018 finalists in the live shows confirmed for the new series. The competition returns next Saturday and Sunday for the first live episodes of this year.

Following The X Factor, new ITV drama Butterfly starring Anna Friel launched to 2.8 million viewers against 4.6 million for The Cry on BBC One in the same slot.

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