The ITV1 singing contest drew 11.77m (39.1%) from 8pm with a further 230k (0.8%) on ITV+1, while 11m tuned in to see Russell Grant leave Strictly Come Dancing from 7.30pm.
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! followed The X Factor by delivering 9.5m (35.5%) from 9pm (+1: 230k/0.8%). Elsewhere for ITV1, Harry Hill's TV Burp amused 2.54m (10.6%) from 6.30pm and 4.03m (14.9%) caught The Cube from 7pm.
The Xtra Factor and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now! courted 683k (2.5%) and 710k (4.9%) respectively over on ITV2. Lewis on ITV3 outperformed The Xtra Factor in the same 9pm timeslot with 833k (3.5%).
For BBC One, Countryfile had 7.53m viewers (30.7%) from 6.25pm, 8pm's Antiques Roadshow was watched by 6.45m (21.4%) and Garrow's Law rounded the night off with 4.48m (16.0%) from 9pm.
Top Gear revved up 1.45m (5.3%) on BBC Two from 7pm, which was followed by 1.52m (5.1%) for How to Build... an hour later. Frontline Medicine was seen by 1.38m (4.95%) from 9pm and 2.16m (9.9%) caught highlights of Chelsea vs Liverpool on Match of the Day 2 from 10pm.
Grease entertained 2.2m (9.8%) from 5.20pm on Channel 4. Meanwhile, 8pm's River Cottage Veg drew in 1.14m (3.9%) with 265k (0.9%) on +1 and The Secret Millionaire won 1.47m (5.2%) from 9pm (+1: 164k/0.8%). From 10pm, 1.39m (7.0%) lapped up Alan Carr: Chatty Man, with a further 191k (2%) on Channel 4 +1.
Channel 5 showed a few films yesterday night, with Jackie Chan's The Medallion entertaining 1.34m (5.3%) from 6.15pm, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life starring Angelina Jolie luring in 1.38m (4.8%) from 8pm and Heartbreak Ridge with Clint Eastwood snapping up 895k (6.9%) from 10pm.
ITV1 won primetime with a 29.5% (+1: 0.6%) share ahead of BBC One with 22.3%. BBC Two earned 5.9%, Channel 4 secured 5.1% (+1: 0.8%) and Channel 5 ended up with 4.9%.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional