Strictly and Planet Earth 2 get HUGE ratings on Sunday night and even X Factor rises slightly

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BBC One enjoyed huge viewing figures for its Sunday night schedule last night.

But ITV's X Factor held up well despite the competition, rising slightly week-on-week.

Strictly Come Dancing's latest results show averaged a whopping 10.2 million viewers, unusually UP on the Saturday performance show and up a million viewers on last Sunday.

The surprise dance off saw another celeb leave the competition with a peak audience of 11 million.

Despite the massive numbers, it was actually slightly down (200,000) in viewers on 2015's equivalent show but up 900,000 on 2014.

Straight after and Planet Earth II continued the impressive ratings with an average audience of 9.2 million for its first episode. The Sir David Attenborough narrated wildlife documentary returned to screens 10 years after its first groundbreaking run in 2006.

There was much hype for the comeback which is the first BBC show ever to be broadcast in ultra high definition 4K, much like the original series was the first ever HD series.

The BBC doc went head to head with The X Factor which in spite of the big competition held its ground and actually increased in viewers week-on-week.

An average of 6.5 million tuned in to the fifth live show, an increase of 300,000 viewers on last weekend's results show low.

Year-on-year the episode was down over 800,000 viewers and 1 million viewers below 2014's level.

All three shows return to TV next Sunday night.

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