X Factor 2012 ratings fall to new low with less than 8 million viewers

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The X Factor 2012 ratings continued to decline last night, falling to a new low of less than 8 million viewers.

It was the fourth instalment of auditions, reportedly re-edited by Simon Cowell after a bad reception to the earlier episodes from fans.

But an average of just 7.7 million viewers tuned in to the auditions between 8:10PM and 9:10PM yesterday, down around 400,000 viewers on last week's series low.

A further 500,000 viewers caught up on ITV1+1, boosting the overall average to 8.2 million, but still 400,000 down on last week's combined ITV1 and ITV1+1 audience of 8.6 million.

The show peaked with just less than 9 million viewers, climbing to a 9.4 million peak with ITV1+1 viewers included.

However, The Xtra Factor on ITV2 drew its highest rating of the series, with one million viewers watching Caroline Flack's behind the scenes antics with the judges.

The X Factor 2012 auditions continue at 8PM tonight on ITV1, as the show begins its weekly Sunday shows in the build up to the live finals next month.

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