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'Strictly' beats 'X Factor' on Sunday, 'Downton Abbey' drops

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Downton Abbey came out top in the overnight ratings on Sunday (October 6).

The ITV drama's audience fell slightly for its latest episode, airing to 8.82m (36.0%) at 9pm (386k/2.4%).

Nigel Harman as Green and Charles Edwards as Gregson in 'Downton Abbey' episode 3

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Downton Abbey



However, The X Factor dropped over a million viewers from last Sunday to 8.07m (32.8%) at 7.15pm (359,000/1.4% on +1). Earlier on the channel, Surprise, Surprise entertained 3.45m (18.6%) at 6.15pm (146k/0.6%).

Strictly Come Dancing's first results show of the series attracted 8.19 million viewers (33.2%) at 7.15pm on BBC One, which is down by over 2 million from Saturday's live show.

Abi waits for Nicole's decision.

© ITV

The X Factor

Tony and Aliona dance their final dance.

© BBC

Strictly Come Dancing



Later, Antiques Roadshow was seen by 5.33m (21.5%) at 8pm, while By Any Means continued with 2.91m (11.8%) at 9pm.

BBC Two's Crane Gang interested 992k (4.0%) at 8pm, while documentary The Ottomans: Europe's Muslim Empire brought in 1.25m (5.1%) at 9pm.

On Channel 4, Man Made Home appealed to 1.22m (4.9%) at 8pm (191k/0.8%). Homeland's third season premiere thrilled 1.84m (7.6%) at 9pm (342k/2.1%).

Channel 5's broadcast of Ashton Kutcher film Killers was seen by 945k (4.6%) at 9pm (126k/1.0%).

On BBC Three, Family Guy topped the multichannels once again with 1.02m (5.1%) at 10pm.

ITV2's The Xtra Factor attracted 501k (2.0%) at 9pm, followed by the return of The Only Way Is Essex with 850k (5.1%) at 10pm (140k/1.6%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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