X Factor 2016 viewing figures drop 500,000 viewers overnight

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The X Factor 2016's viewing figures have dropped further for its second episode of the series.

Saturday night saw the brand new series launch to 6.8 million viewers, the lowest opener in more than a decade and down 800,000 viewers from 2015.

It was a disappointing start to what was a great episode as the show launched another new look.

Yesterday evening, numbers dropped another half a million as 6.3 million tuned in to the second episode of auditions.

While it is 500,000 down on Saturday's show, the slightly good news is that the episode is only 100,000 below 2015 with a much smaller drop off from the launch show compared to last year.

Although of course, it had less viewers to start with.

As we mentioned yesterday about Saturday's numbers, the real test for the latest update to The X Factor will be how the viewing figures hold up throughout the series and especially once the auditions finish.

Meanwhile over on ITV2, Xtra Factor dropped more than half its audience as its new live format struggled to attract viewers. 320,000 (exc+1) tuned in compared to 770,000 on Saturday night.

Elsewhere, new ITV drama Victoria launched to 5.7 million, topping the BBC's sitcom revivals as Are You Being Served? posted 5 million and Porridge scored 4.4 million.

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