The X Factor 2012 hit a series high in the ratings last night with over 9.5 million viewers.
The show, which saw the final 12 contestants revealed, peaked with over 10.6 million viewers between 7:40PM and 9PM.
The X Factor continues next week on Saturday night with the first live show.
A marathon 2 hour 20 minute episode from 8PM will see the final 12 contestants perform live for the first time while the wild card result will be revealed.
Sunday's first elimination show meanwhile will see guest performances from Ne-Yo and former X Factor winner Leonard Lewis.