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RATINGS! Strictly Come Dancing smashes X Factor in viewing figures

Mollie King, AJ Pritchard -

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 once again dominated Saturday night's viewing figures.

But there was some good news this weekend for The X Factor on ITV.

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On BBC One, the fourth round of live Strictly Come Dancing performances ran between 6:45PM and 8:40PM as the thirteen remaining celebrity couples all performed once more.

An average audience of 10 million viewers tuned in, a series high and up 200,000 viewers on last weekend. Once again, a peak audience of more than 10 million viewers watched the live show, which was also up on 2016's equivalent episode.

Over on ITV, The X Factor's latest Six Chair Challenge show ran between 8:15PM and 10:15PM, avoiding more of Strictly than in recent weeks.

The episode was up to 5.5 million viewers, peaking with over 6 million - a significant rise compared to last Saturday's rating of 4.8 million viewers for the end of bootcamp.

The rest of ITV's line up however continued to suffer.

Earlier, Cannonball and The Celebrity Chase were trounced by Strictly on the other side with 1.5 million and 2.6 million viewers respectively earlier in the evening.

Both Strictly and The X Factor will return to TV tonight, and this time X Factor has the upper hand.

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Tonight's Strictly Come Dancing's results - which were pre-recorded last night - will run between 7:15PM and 8PM.

The X Factor meanwhile will be running slightly earlier, getting a head start on its rival as it airs between 7PM and 9PM.

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