RATINGS! X Factor viewing figures drop in clash with Strictly Come Dancing

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X Factor 2017's ratings dropped last night as the finalists were revealed.

The ITV show clashed full on with Strictly Come Dancing, which also took a knock.


It was the fourth Sunday that the two shows went head to head, as Strictly aired its latest results show.

The pre-recorded episode between 7:15PM and 8PM averaged 9.2 million viewers, down 300,000 on last weekend's results and 100,000 below 2016's figure, where there was no clash.

A peak audience of 9.7 million were watching when who left Strictly Come Dancing next was revealed.

The X Factor meanwhile kicked off its second judges' houses episode before Strictly, running between 7PM and 9PM. The episode averaged 5 million viewers as this year's finalists were confirmed.

It was down 700,000 viewers on Saturday's first judges' houses show and 300,000 below last Sunday's episode.

Compared to 2016, where judges' houses ran between 7:30PM and 9PM, the episode was down 1.4 million viewers.

Next week The X Factor goes live and will avoid a clash with Strictly on the Saturday, with the BBC One series airing 6:35PM - 8:20PM while X Factor runs 8:20PM - 10:20PM.

However on the Sunday, Strictly's results air 7:15PM - 8PM while X Factor will again run between 7PM-9PM in a new live show format.

Elsewhere in last night's viewing figures, in the 9PM slot, one-off ITV special Your Song with Emma Willis, Little Mix, James Arthur and more averaged 2.7 million viewers.


It was a million less than new BBC One drama series The Last Post, which was level week-on-week with 3.9 million viewers.

Earlier on BBC One, Countryfile was the most watched show of the day across all channels after Strictly with 6.7 million viewers.

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