Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

X Factor still tops with viewers

The X Factor won the Saturday night ratings war for the second week running, according to figures released today.

Strictly Come Dancing was second again after scheduling saw it clash with the ITV talent show for more than an hour.

The dance show closed the gap slightly with the difference in peak audiences falling from two million last week to 1.4m last night.

The X Factor's audience peaked at 10.1m, 40% of Saturday night television viewers, compared to 8.7m (38%) for Strictly which last night saw Richard Dunwoody get the boot.

Strictly's peak audience was at 7.55pm, just before The X Factor started at 8pm.

Saturday’s average audience for The X Factor was 8.9m, 36% of those watching TV between 8pm and 9.15pm.

Strictly was left trailing one million viewers behind with an average of 7.9m (33%).

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