RATINGS! Strictly Come Dancing tops I'm A Celebrity in Saturday viewing figures

Ashley Roberts, Pasha Kovalev

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 topped Saturday's TV ratings last night with its semi-final show.

With The X Factor now over, there were no clashes leaving a clear path for Strictly.


An average audience of 9.2 million tuned in to the marathon show between 6:35PM and 8:10PM, as the final five couples each danced twice.

Although it was still the most watched show of the night Strictly was down a million viewers on last Saturday. The episode was also down a million viewers on last year's semi-final.

A peak audience of 10 million watched as the judges delivered their marks and phone lines opened, reports the official BBC Strictly Twitter. The latest results show will air tonight on BBC One from 7:20PM. As well as the dance off, there will be a guest performance from Little Mix.

Over on ITV, I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! averaged 8.4 million viewers for its penultimate episode ahead of tonight's final.

While it couldn't quite top Strictly's figures, I'm A Celeb was up 300,000 viewers on last weekend and a million above last year's equivalent instalment.

I'm A Celebrity will conclude its current series this evening with the live final airing from 9PM.

The current contestants left on the show are actor John Barrowman, football manager Harry Redknapp and comedy actor Emily Atack.

After an emotional reunion with his wife Sandra on I’m A Celebrity on Friday night, bookies have made Harry Redknapp the 'unbeatable' favourite to win at odds of 1/6.

The Vamps' singer James McVey left last night and TV presenter Nick Knowles went in Thursday's show after TV’s ‘The Governess’ Anne Hegerty departure on Wednesday.


Other celebs on this year's series were soap actress Rita Simons, Corrie star Sair Khan, Hollyoaks' Malique Thompson-Dwyer and TV legend Noel Edmonds.

The current consolidated average audience - including those on catch up - is in excess of 13 million viewers.

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