What X Factor ratings crisis? 14.2 million watch Sophie Habibis eliminated

Simon Cowell

Just when Simon Cowell was reportedly planning to make drastic changes to The X Factor panel to help boost ratings, it seems viewers have been tuning back into the show once more. Perhaps it was the threat of Alexandra Burke replacing Kelly Rowland permanently, but a whopping 14.2 million viewers tuned into Sunday's fourth results show.

It was still slightly down on last year, but it's a still very impressive figure and well up on the 9.9 million who watched Saturday's performance show.

The figures were also the highest the series has seen for the entire series to date, as Misha B and Sophie Habibis found themselves in a shock bottom two.

X Factor was back to beating off rival Strictly Come Dancing too, with the BBC One dancing show recording 10.4 million for their results show.

It means Kelly, Gary, Tulisa and Louis can relax... for now.

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