Strictly Come Dancing beats X Factor again in latest ratings

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Strictly Come Dancing triumphed over The X Factor again in last night's ratings.

Although it was awfully close between the two shows with just 30,000 viewers splitting them.

Strictly Come Dancing's first results episode had 8.84 million viewers as Gregg Wallace became the first celebrity to leave the competition from 7:20PM until 8PM.

Straight after and over on ITV, the final judges' houses with Cheryl attracted 8.81 million viewers, the best Sunday night figure of the series so far.

It was up almost 1.5 million viewers on last night's show, which featured Mel B's Boys and Simon's Overs.

Both X Factor and Strictly were significantly up on last year.

Strictly rose some 600,000 viewers while The X Factor climbed 400,000 viewers on their equivalent episodes from 2013.

While Strictly has remained relatively stable, The X Factor's ratings are all over the place.

Saturday's episode was the least watched since the first series but just 24 hours later an yesterday's saw almost 9 million viewers

Both Strictly and The X Factor continue Saturday and Sunday on BBC One and ITV respectively next weekend with their live shows.

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