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Here are the latest X Factor ratings and Strictly Come Dancing viewing figures from Saturday night.

On BBC One, the ninth round of live Strictly Come Dancing performances ran between 6:45PM and 8:10PM.

It was the Blackpool special as the eight remaining celebrity couples all showcased their latest routines at the iconic Tower Ballroom.

An average audience of 10.9 million viewers tuned in, up 500,000 viewers week-on-week to give the series its most watched episode so far.

A whopping peak audience of more than 11.3 million viewers watched the live show as the celebrity couples danced for a spot in the next round.

Alexandra Burke, Gorka Marquez
Alexandra Burke, Gorka Marquez

Over on ITV, The X Factor's fourth round of live shows ran between 8:10PM and 9:40PM as the Groups and Boys started the weekend.

The live episode averaged 4.7 million, down slightly (100,000 viewers) week on week and the lowest Saturday live show of the series so far.

A peak audience of 5.2 million viewers tuned in half way through last night's X Factor, which featured the latest live performances, the next elimination and a guest appearance from Harry Styles.

As well as losing out to Strictly, The X Factor was also below both Pointless (4.9 million viewers) and the return of Michael McIntyre's Big Show.

The opening episode of series 3 of the Michael McIntyre series had over 6 million viewers from 8:10PM on BBC One.

Both Strictly and The X Factor will return to TV tonight - where there again will be a full on clash between the two.

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This evening's Strictly Come Dancing's results - which were pre-recorded last night - will run between 7:15PM and 8PM.

The X Factor meanwhile will be running slightly earlier between 7:30PM and 9PM, clashing not only with Strictly but also Blue Planet II.

This time the Girls and Overs will perform, there will be another elimination and Fergie will be performing.

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