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

Strictly's viewing figures revealed

Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 final ended on a series high in the ratings last night.

It was Ore Oduba who won Strictly Come Dancing 2016 last night, beating rivals Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp to the glitterball.

The result was a shocker, with Ore considered the outsider going into the contest having twice been in the dance off.

But on the final night he pulled it out of the bag when the other finalists stumbled, scoring two perfect 40s to top the judges' scoreboard and viewer vote.

An average audience of 11.8 million tuned in across the marathon 2 hour plus long show, with a peak audience of 12.8 million.

Comparisons to previous series are hard to make directly, as this year saw only the one show rather than a separate results episode.

But in any case, last night's single average was up on both shows in 2015, where 11 million watched, and the peak audience was up 900,000 viewers.

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 caught up with the results after they aired.

Currently Strictly is sitting at Number 5 in the top shows of 2016 with Britain's Got Talent (12.5 million), I'm A Celebrity (12.7 million), Planet Earth 2 (13.1 million) and the Great British Bake Off (15.9 million) 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 X Factor - scoring a series high of 7 million viewers.

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

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