BBC and ITV in tied in ratings
Published 13/11/2011 | 17:22
The BBC and ITV were tied on Saturday night as both Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor attracted 11.8 million viewers.
The two big Saturday night entertainment shows saw a massive share of the audience tune in to enjoy the BBC's Strictly and ITV's X Factor.
ITV said 11.8M viewers watched the singing show and then another 300,000 viewers tuned in to watch it an hour later on ITV1+1, an improvement of 1.1m viewers from the previous week.
A BBC spokeswoman said at Strictly's viewing peak of 11.8M, the channel had a 45.7% share of the television audience.
ITV1's live coverage of England's 1-0 win over Spain peaked with 8.8M viewers and Piers Morgan's Life Stories interview with Paul Gascoigne peaked with 5.5M.