RATINGS! Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor Celebrity viewing figures

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Strictly Come Dancing's latest live episode was watched by more than 8 million viewers.

The 2019 series of Strictly continued its live shows with another marathon episode between 6:40PM and 8:35PM last night.

An average audience of 8.5 million viewers tuned in for the show, its highest rating of the series so far.

The numbers are up 300,000 viewers on last weekend where 8.2 million watched.

However the episode was down notably on 2018's series where more than 10 million tuned in to the equivalent episode.

Topping Saturday's leaderboard was Karim Zeroual who scored 38 points for his "incredible" Tango.

He eclipsed last weekend's scoreboard leader, Kelvin Fletcher, who scored another impressive total of 36 marks for his Rumba.

Meanwhile, at the bottom end of the scoreboard, Alex Scott's Tango left her in last place with the judges scoring 23 points while the Foxtrot proved challenging for Will Bayley, receiving 24 marks.

Strictly returns tonight at 7:15PM on BBC One with its third results show as another celebrity is eliminated from the competition.

Following Strictly last night and new game show The Wall hosted by Danny Dyer kicked off its series with more than 4 million viewers.

Over on ITV on Saturday and The X Factor returned for 2019 with its brand new Celebrity format.

This year sees familiar faces from the world of music, film, sport, television and social media fighting for the chance to be crowned The X Factor 2019 Champion in The X Factor: Celebrity, winning a life changing record deal.

An average audience of 5 million viewers tuned in to the first episode last night as acts including a Love Island supergroup auditioned.

The celebrities that impress judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh will make it through to the live shows later this year.

The X Factor: Celebrity continues Saturday nights on ITV.

You can catch up on the latest TV online via the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub respectively.

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