An average audience of 6.1 million tuned in for the fifth episode of the new series of Doctor Who yesterday evening, a drop of 300,000 viewers on last weekend. The series average so far based on overnight data is just under 7 million viewers, remaining well up on the previous season.
After Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing also saw a slight decline week-on-week.
The latest results, which featured a performance from Jess Glynne, saw an average of just under 9 million viewers, around 200,000 below last week's numbers. The episode was down over a million viewers on 2017's equivalent episode, where an average of 10 million had tuned in.
As usual in the Strictly Come Dancing results, the judges' marks were combined with the viewer votes. Dr Ranj Sing and his pro partner Janette Manrara 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, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli then had to decide who to save, with head judge Shirley having the casting vote. While Craig voted to save Dr Ranj, the other judges saved Charles. As a result, it was Dr Ranj who left Strictly last night.
Over on ITV, The X Factor averaged 4.2 million for the third of its live results shows, matching both last Sunday and last year. There was no overlap with Strictly Come Dancing this week, with the show shifting to a later 8:30PM time slot.
Two acts were eliminated in the X Factor 2018 results as both United Vibe and Molly Scott got the boot.
United Vibe was automatically sent home after polling the least public votes while Molly faced Acacia & Aaliyah in the sing-off after receiving the next fewest votes from viewers.
After they sang again, the judges' vote ended with Molly heading home, saved only by her mentor Simon Cowell.