RATINGS! X Factor viewing figures rise, Strike continues ahead of Victoria

Latest UK TV viewing figures and ratings

Alesha Dixon

The X Factor 2017 viewing figures rose for the show's second episode last night.

Saturday night saw the brand new series launch to 6.2 million viewers, the lowest opener in more than a decade and down 600,000 viewers from 2016.

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

However episode two of the series saw numbers climb with 6.5 million tuning in for the second episode of auditions.

As well as being up on Saturday, it was 200,000 viewers up on last year's equivalent show and also above 2015's second episode.

It also made The X Factor the most watched show of the day however the real test for the revamp to The X Factor will be how the viewing figures hold up throughout the series and especially once the auditions finish.

The singing talent show continues next weekend at 8PM on both Saturday and Sunday, clashing with the launch of Strictly Come Dancing.

Earlier on ITV, an out-of-place Coronation Street had 5.3 million viewers.

In the 9PM slot, Victoria rose 300,000 viewers for its second episode of the new series, averaging 4.3 million viewers.

The show was still beaten by Strike on BBC One which had 5.4 million viewers for its final episode, down just 100,000 viewers on the mini-series opener.

Earlier in the night on BBC One, Fake or Fortune had 4.3 million viewers while Countryfile interested 5.1 million.

Elsewhere, 2.2 million watched Dragon's Den on BBC Two whereas Fifty Shades of Grey on Channel 5 had 1.3 million viewers.

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