Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Public still isn't tired of X Factor behemoth

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: (L-R) Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Gary Barlow attend a photocall for the X Factor at 02 Arena on August 17, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

The launch of the new series of the X Factor was watched by a peak audience of 12.6 million on Saturday night - matching the record for the highest viewing figures for the opening night.

ITV said the peak number was a combination of people watching on ITV1 and ITV1 +1, some 12 million of whom watched the 8pm ITV1 show.

At its peak, more than half (51%) of those watching television were tuned in to the talent contest, the broadcaster said.

An average audience of 11 million (10.5 million excluding ITV1 +1) watched the new panel of judges, Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh, launch series eight of the show, which was a 47% share of the audience.

A peak audience of 1.6 million (7.2% share) watched The Xtra Factor on ITV2. There was an average audience of 1.5 million across the show.

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