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'X Factor' hits Saturday high with 13m

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'X Factor' hits Saturday high with 13m
The X Factor logged its highest ratings for a Saturday evening performance show last night, averaging just over 13m.

George Michael week, which saw the top six acts perform tracks from the singing legend's back catalogue, pulled in 13.04m (48.6%) between 8pm and 9.20pm.

Straight after the main show on ITV2, Holly Willoughby's Xtra Factor interested 690k (3%).

The latest edition of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, during which Katie Price and Kim Woodburn took part in this year's eating trial, delivered the show's largest audience this series with 9.94m (40.9%) watching from 9.20pm.

ITV2's spinoff show I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! put in 745k (4.4%) for the following hour.

Earlier on ITV1, New You've Been Framed and Harry Hill's TV Burp had 4.64m (18.7%) and 6.79m (26.3%) respectively.

Over on BBC One, Merlin's latest episode, called 'The Lady Of The Lake', attracted 5.6m (25.2%), before 8.93m (34.9%) tuned in to see Ricky Groves ejected from Strictly Come Dancing.

Then, The National Lottery Draws: 15 Years put in 4.35m (16.3%), while Casualty's offering, titled 'Second Chance', took 4.76m (18.2%).

BBC Two's half hour episode of Porridge logged 1.4m (5.5%) from 7.15pm and Berlin managed 1.02m (3.8%) for the following hour. Ugly Beauty then averaged 525k (2%), before 708k (3%) tuned in for the Mastermind Children In Need Special.

Channel 4's Time Team special, The Secrets Of Stonehenge, was watched by 1.42m (5.3%). The Greatest Ever 3D Moments drew 629k (2.6%) from 9.20pm. Friday The 13th Part III in 3D then averaged 305k (2%).

Five's evening of US crime shows began at 7.50pm with NCIS, which took 1.01m (3.8%), before CSI: New York and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation drew 1.06m (4%) and 1.29m (5.5%) from 8.40pm and 9.40pm. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit then had 1.3m (8%) an hour later.

Overall, ITV1 dominated primetime with an average share of 35.8% to BBC One's 24%. Channel 4 and Five were joint third with 4.2% (+1: 0.5%) and 4.7% respectively, while BBC Two came last with 3.8%.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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