X Factor 2012 ratings dip to new low for semi-finals

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You'd think being the semi-finals would see more viewers tuning in to The X Factor, but fans have continued to flee the show.

Last night's latest performance show was watched by an average audience of 7.75 million viewers, on par with the lowest rating this series.

Even including those watching on ITV1+1, the figure only rises to barely 8 million, 200,000 down on last weekend's episode.

With fewer acts, a shorter run time and the final approaching, it's not good news for the series to still be losing viewers.

Strictly Come Dancing triumphed to win the night with 9.9 million viewers, also down on last week's equivalent episode.

The BBC One series peaked with over 11 million viewers, making it the most watched show of the night, despite tough competition from I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The finale of the ITV1 series, which saw Charlie Brooks crowned Queen of the Jungle against Ashley Roberts, was seen by an average audience of 9.44m between 9:30PM and 10PM, with an extra 350,000 viewers catching up an hour later on ITV1+1.

The show peaked with 10.7 million viewers as the result was announced.

But the show impacted X Factor spin off the Xtra Factor, which was watched by less than 200,000 viewers over on ITV2 at the same time.

Browse pictures of the latest X Factor performances below…

The X Factor 2012 live shows tonight on ITV1 and ITV1HD with the semi-final results show.

There will be performances from Pink and Tulisa as well as the final elimination of the series.

There's no sing off on this evening's results, meaning act with the lowest votes will automatically get the axe.

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