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'I'm a Celebrity' relinquishes Sunday night crown to 'Strictly'

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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! managed more viewers than The X Factor's results show for a third consecutive week last night (November 25).

However, BBC One's Strictly regained control of Sunday nights as the ballroom dancing show ascended to 10.05 million (39%) for Victoria Pendleton's exit, after losing out to I'm a Celebrity last week.

Doctor Who legend Colin Baker left the I'm a Celebrity jungle to an audience of 9.56m (36.7%) from 9pm, while 461,000 caught the ITV reality show on ITV1 +1.

Strictly Come Dancing: Victoria and Brendan leave Strictly.

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Colin Baker, Jungle Run challenge as part of Team Snake Rock

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The X Factor pulled in 9.09m (34%) at 8pm (+1: 211k) for Rylan Clark's departure, prior to which Surprise Surprise enthralled 3.95m (15.8%) at 7pm (+1: 217k).

Meanwhile on BBC One, Countryfile (7.67m/32.2%), Antiques Roadshow (5.93m/22.2%) and The Secret of Crickley Hall (5.25m/19.1%) commanded solid audiences.

Elsewhere, Peep Show returned for an eighth run on Channel 4 with a tiny 840k (3.8%) at 10pm (+1: 179k), but beat Harry & Paul's 671k (2.9%) for BBC Two.

Peep Show, Mark, Jeremy and Dobby, Sun25 Nov 2012

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Homeland S02E08: 'I'll Fly Away'

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During the 9pm hour, Homeland held a steady 2.03m (7.4%) for Channel 4 at 9pm (+1: 227k), enough to surpass Dragons' Den which mustered 1.68m (6.1%).

Film Superman was Channel 5's best-rated broadcast of Sunday evening with 939k (3.7%) from 6.30pm.

Overall, ITV1 led primetime with 29.2% (+1: 1%) ahead of BBC One's 24.3%. Channel 4 rolled into third place with 5.1%, securing a win over BBC Two (4.6%). In last place, Channel 5 had 3.3% (+1: 0.3%).

The Xtra Factor (594k/2.2%) retained its lead over I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! NOW! (562k/4.2%) in ITV2's reality show spinoff battle.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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