The BBC One competition rose by nearly 150,000 viewers from last Sunday's results show to 9.56 million (37.8%) at 7pm.
On ITV, The X Factor gained over 200k from last week's results show to 8.84m (33.5%) at 8pm, with an added 257k (1.0%) on +1.
Downton Abbey lost around 200k, falling to 8.68m (35.0%) at 9pm (548k/3.4% on +1). Earlier, Surprise, Surprise entertained 3.86m (15.7%) at 7pm (218k/0.8%).
Later on BBC One, The Paradise dropped 600k to 4.57m (17.3%) at 8pm. By Any Means dipped by 200k to 3.02m (12.0%) at 9pm.
BBC Two's Dive WWII interested 1.18m (4.8%) at 7pm, while Great Continental Railway Journey brought in 2.40m (9.1%) at 8pm.
On Channel 4, The Bigfoot Files appealed to 1.28m (4.9%) at 8pm (321k/1.3%), followed by the latest Homeland with 1.54m (6.2%) at 9pm (175k/1.0%).
Channel 5's broadcast of Ghostbusters spooked 1.03m (4.1%) at 7pm, while Scream 4 netted 669k (3.3%) at 9pm.
On BBC Three, Family Guy tickled 1.10m (5.4%) at 10pm. Sky1's The Moaning of Life with Karl Pilkington continued with 637k (2.6%) at 9pm.
ITV2's Xtra Factor entertained 525k (2.1%) at 9pm, followed by TOWIE with 747k (4.2%) at 10pm (156k/1.6%).
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional