X Factor 2012 ratings climb to 8.9 million viewers

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The X Factor 2012 ratings saw a slight week-on-week climb of around 200,000 viewers.

Last year's launch show was the least watched since 2006, with an average of 8.1 million tuning in and a further 600,000 watching on ITV1+1.

Last night's second audition show was watched by an average of 8.4 million, climbing to 8.9 million with viewers on ITV1+1.

Despite the rise week-on-week the figures are still down well over a million viewers on last year's series.

The show peaked with an impressive 11 million viewers - a 46% share - as the likes of [tag]Lucy Spraggan[/tag] auditioned for the panel.

The X Factor was easily the most watched show of the day, but despite that BBC One still beat ITV1 with an all day share of 20% to ITV1's 15%.

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