RATINGS! Strictly Come Dancing final results watched by 13 million viewers

Strictly's viewing figures revealed

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 final ended on a series high in the ratings last night.

It was Joe McFadden who won Strictly Come Dancing 2017 last night, beating rivals Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee and Gemma Atkinson to the glitterball.


The result wasn't much of a shocker, with Joe considered the firm favourite to win having never been in the dance off all series.

And while he wasn't top of the leaderboard, viewer votes alone crowned him the winner on the night just as was predicted.

An average audience of 11.7 million tuned in across the marathon 2 hour plus long show, with a peak audience of 13.1 million.

The average was ever so slightly down on last year's 11.8 million, however the peak audience was up 300,000.

It was the most watched episode of this year's Strictly series overnight but it remains to be seen if it can rise to become the most watched show of the year.

Official figures, which will be out next week, will add in those who catch up with the results after they aired.

Currently Strictly is sitting at Number 3 in the top shows of 2017 with I'm A Celebrity (12.7 million) and Blue Planet 2 (14 million) both ahead, based on official figures.

Back to last night and at 9PM on BBC One, Michael McIntyre's Big Show benefited from Strictly's big lead in - and a lack of any real competition - scoring a series high of 6.8 million viewers.


Over on ITV and a showing of the 2012 movie The Hobbit had fewer than a million viewers.

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One for a new series next year.

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