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

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings

Doctor Who 2018

Here are the latest Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor viewing figures from Sunday night.

An average audience of 6.4 million tuned in for the fourth episode of the new series of Doctor Who yesterday evening, matching last week's numbers exactly. The series average so far based on overnight data is 7 million viewers, well up on the previous season.

The first of ten new episodes had launched at the start of the month to 8 million viewers, consolidating to more than 10 million. The BBC previous revealed that it was the most viewed Doctor Who launch since the revival in 2005.

After Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing was well up on last weekend.

The latest results, which featured a performance from Rita Ora, saw an average of just over 9 million viewers, 500,000 above last week's numbers.

As usual in the Strictly Come Dancing results, the judges' marks were combined with the viewer votes. Graeme Swann and his pro partner Oti Mabuse found themselves in the bottom two with Seann Walsh and his partner Katya Jones.

They both reprised their latest dances before judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli then had to decide who to save, with head judge Shirley having the casting vote. All four saved Graeme, sending Seann home after a second week in the dance-off.

Over on ITV, The X Factor averaged 4.2 million for the second of its live results shows, up 200,000 viewers on last Sunday. There was an overlap with Strictly Come Dancing for 30 minutes which will go next week when the show moves to a later 8:30PM time slot.

Two acts were eliminated in the X Factor 2018 results as both Janice Robinson and LMA Choir got the boot.

Janice was automatically sent home after polling the least public votes while LMA Choir faced Brendan Murray in the sing-off after receiving the next fewest votes from viewers.

After LMA Choir and Brendan sang again, the judges' vote ended in deadlock and it was LMA Choir who were sent home based on the original public vote.

Following The X Factor, new ITV drama Butterfly starring Anna Friel concluded with 2.5 million viewers against 5.1 million for Little Drummer Girl's first episode on BBC One.

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