RATINGS! Strictly Come Dancing trounces X Factor on Sunday night

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More than 9 million viewers tuned in to Strictly Come Dancing 2016 last night.

The latest results show was up almost a million viewers on 2015's figure, as a second celebrity was sent home.

And this week there was actually a dance off!

An average of 9.05 million tuned in to BBC One between 7:15PM and 8PM, compared with 8.09 million in 2015 and 8.49 million in 2014.

As usual, the pre-recorded results were down slightly on the live Saturday performance episode, which had 9.6 million viewers.

The X Factor results meanwhile averaged 6.5 million for its first live results show, dragging well behind.

The number was up 300,000 viewers on Saturday night's performances, but there was no clash on Sunday night with Strictly.

The X Factor was down on last year's figure for the same day by 1.1 million viewers and down 200,000 on the first live results show on 2015.

Compared to 2014's first live results show, The X Factor was down a huge 2.3 million viewers.

Both The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing return next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV and BBC One respectively.

The two shows again clash on the Sunday but the overlap is halved to 25 minutes, with Strictly starting at 6:30PM and X Factor at 8PM.

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