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'X Factor's first results show beats 'Strictly Come Dancing' on Sunday

The X Factor climbed from last week to top the ratings on Sunday night for ITV.

The first results show of the series rose by over 1.1 million from last Sunday to 9.21m (35.8%) at 8pm (314,000/1.2% on +1).

Shelley and Lorna wait for the judges' decision.

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Shelley and Lorna wait for the judges' decision.

Downton Abbey gained 100k from last week to 8.92m (35.5%) at 9pm (420k/2.6%).

On BBC One, Strictly Come Dancing's second results show dropped to third for the night but also rose by over 200k viewers to 8.42m (31.9%) at 7.15pm.

Antiques Roadshow interested 5.37m (20.9%) at 8pm, followed by the latest By Any Means with 3.09m (12.2%) at 9pm.

BBC Two's How To Build a Supercar appealed to 1.03m (4.0%) at 8pm, while Rageh Omaar's The Ottomans educated 1.04m (4.1%) at 9pm.

Downton Abbey S4The fourth series, set in 1922, sees the return of our much loved characters in the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey. As they face new challenges, the Crawley family and the servants who work for them remain inseparably interlinked.GARY CARR as Jack Ross

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Jack Ross

Julien and Vanessa are in the bottom two.


Julien and Vanessa are in the bottom two.

On Channel 4, Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home was seen by 1.25m (4.9%) at 8pm (236k/0.9%). Homeland's latest episode attracted 1.66m (6.6%) at 9pm (285k/1.7%).

Channel 5's broadcast of Angels & Demons thrilled 1.65m (8.9%) at 9pm (304k/2.7%).

On BBC Three, Family Guy topped the multichannels with 1.14m (5.6%) at 10pm and 963k (6.1%) at 10.30pm.

ITV2's The Xtra Factor entertained 567k (2.2%) at 9pm, while TOWIE gathered 867k (4.8%) at 10pm (103k/1.1%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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