Strictly Come Dancing ratings continue lead over X Factor for latest results

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Strictly Come Dancing continued to lead over The X Factor last night, as both shows aired their latest results shows.

The pre-recorded Strictly show, which had been spoiled after Louis Smith revealed the result on Twitter, was watched by an average audience of 9.2 million between 7:20PM and 8PM.

The 40 minute show, which saw a performance from Paloma Faith as Sid Owen was eliminated, peaked with 10.1 million viewers.

It was slightly down on last week's peak of 10.3 million viewers, when Jerry Hall left the competition.

The X Factor meanwhile was down to 8.9 million viewers - down 400,000 on last week's show - between 8PM and 9PM.

The live show, which featured a performance from Robbie Williams, did offer a higher peak audience of 10.8 million viewers.

Including those watching on ITV1+1, The X Factor was watched by 9.2 million viewers, still 400,000 down on last week's ITV1+1 figure.

It follows The X Factor's worst ever live show rating this series on Saturday night, with an average of 8.4 million viewers watching the Halloween performances.

In bad news for ITV bosses, the ratings are on a clear downward trajectory, with every weekend being down on the last so far.

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor[/cat] continues next Saturday night on ITV1.

The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.

Tune in to next week’s Strictly show on Saturday 3rd November at 6.30pm for Strictly Come Dancing with Strictly Come Dancing: The Results on Sunday 4th November at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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