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11.9m tune in for 'X Factor' Queen Week

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11.9m tune in for 'X Factor' Queen Week
X Factor's latest round of performances averaged 11.93m (45.1%) between 8pm and 9.30pm last night, the latest viewing figures show.

Queen Week, which saw the final seven acts sing Freddie Mercury classics, logged the series' highest live show performance ratings, up slightly on last week's previous high of 11.79m (46.9%) for Movie Week.

Piers Morgan's post-X Factor outing of Life Stories, this week profiling Vinnie Jones, averaged 4.67m (21.7%) in the hour from 9.30pm. Earlier in the evening, Harry Hill's TV Burp had 5.52m (21.3%).

Over on BBC One, Merlin put in 5.48m (23.6%) from 6.05pm, before Phil Tufnell's Strictly Come Dancing exit was seen by 9.45m (36.5%) between 6.50pm and 8.30pm.

Following Stricly, The National Lottery draw had 5.05m (19%) and Casualty's instalment, titled 'Leave Me Standing', delivered 4.64m (17.9%) from 8.40pm.

Over on Channel 4, When Boris Met Dave was scheduled against X Factor and averaged 560k (2.1%). The network's feature film Four Weddings And A Funeral managed 1.72m (9.7%) from 9.30pm.

BBC Two's Berlin and What Is Beauty? logged 1.25m (4.7%) and 840k (3.2%) at 7.30pm and 8.30pm respectively, while a revised repeat of Have I Got News For You attracted 2.34m (10.5%). The Thick Of It from 10.10pm averaged 920k (4.6%).

Five's evening of US crime shows began at 7.40pm with NCIS, which took 831k (3.1%), before CSI: New York and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation drew 903k (3.5%) and 1.31m (6%) at 8.35pm and 9.30pm.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit had 1.2m (7.8%) in the hour from 10.30pm, while another CSI: New York averaged 869k (9.5%).

Overall, ITV1 came top during primetime with an average share of 29.6% to BBC One's 26.2%. BBC Two was third with 5.5%, followed by Channel 4's 4.8% (+1: 0.3%) and Five with 4.4%.

Over on the multichannel stations, The Xtra Factor attracted 1.1m (5.4%) between 9.30pm and 10.30pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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