RATINGS! X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and Blue Planet 2 viewing figures

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Here are all the latest viewing figures from Sunday night's TV.

The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing both upped their numbers from last week, but Blue Planet 2 once again topped the night.


With an average audience of 4.7 million tuning between 7:20PM and 9PM on ITV last night, The X Factor was up 400,000 viewers week-on-week.

It's a surprise turn around given that Saturday's show - which hadn't clashed with Strictly or Blue Planet 2 - had only slightly more viewers with 4.8 million.

In fact, it was the most watched Sunday episode of the X Factor live shows so far this year as a sixth act got the boot.

Over on BBC One, the prime time schedule started with the Strictly Come Dancing results.

The pre-recorded episode between 7:15PM and 8PM averaged 10.7 million viewers, up 700,000 on last weekend's results to give Strictly its highest Sunday night figure of the year.

The saw viewing figures peak with 12 million watching.

Blue Planet 2 proved the most watched show of the night, totalling a whopping average audience of 10.9 million viewers between 8PM and 9PM.

The third of seven episodes was up 100,000 viewers on last weekend's number, as the Sir David Attenborough narrated doc looked at life on coral reefs.

The same schedule clashes will repeat next week, with The X Factor airing on ITV between 7:30PM and 9PM and Strictly on BBC One at 7:15PM followed by Blue Planet 2 at 8PM.


Elsewhere in last night's viewing figures, in the 9PM slot, one-off ITV Elton John special averaged 3.1 million viewers.

It was less than half as many as watched new BBC One drama Howards End, which had 6.6 million viewers.

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