Strictly Come Dancing beats I'm A Celebrity final in mammoth ratings battle

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Over 10 million viewers watched last night's I'm A Celebrity 2017 final.

But the mega ratings weren't the best of the night with Strictly Come Dancing going even bigger.

Last night's Strictly results were seen by an average audience of 11.1 million viewers, up 800,000 on last weekend.

It was the most watched show of the series so far and bodes well for next weekend's final.

A peak audience of more than 12 million tuned in for the latest dance off as another celebrity bowed out of the competition.

Afterwards and the latest instalment of Blue Planet 2 also broke the 10 million barrier, averaging a huge 10.4 million viewers from 8PM.

And at 9PM, another David Attenborough doc, Jumbo The Giant Elephant, averaged 4.9 million viewers.

Over on ITV at 8PM against Blue Planet, a celebrity special of The Chase featuring none other than Basil Brush averaged just under 4 million viewers.

Then at 9PM, the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here final averaged 9.2 million viewers on ITV.

This was some 1.3 million below 2016's figure and also 500,000 down on 2014's number following what many have suggested was a 'boring' series.

A peak audience of 10 million tuned in at 9:30PM, more than an hour before hosts Ant and Dec revealed the winner.

Still, once again, the latest series of I'm A Celebrity has - once again - proved a huge hit.

An average audience of around 9 million tuned in every night for the three-week run.

No wonder why it's already been confirmed for many more years...

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