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'X Factor' double elimination grabs 13.4m

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A double elimination on The X Factor was watched by 13.4 million viewers on Sunday night primetime, the latest audience data has revealed.

The show, which featured the exits of Storm Lee and Diva Fever, averaged 12.59m (43.8%) on ITV1 in the 8pm hour and 825k (2.9%) on ITV1 HD.

On BBC One, the elimination of magician Paul Daniels from Strictly Come Dancing appealed to 8.9m (33.9%) from 7.30pm, while 349k (1.2%) tuned in on BBC HD.

The programme was followed on BBC One by Antiques Roadshow, which pulled in 5.52m (19.2%) and 167k (0.6%) in HD.

Single Father, a new drama starring David Tennant, secured 4.35m (16%) on BBC One in the 9pm hour and 234k (0.9%) on BBC HD.

However, the programme was soundly beaten by Downton Abbey, after the drama mustered a healthy 8.6m (31.6) on ITV1 and 454k (1.7%) on ITV1 HD.

Earlier on ITV1, The Cube appealed to 5.22m (21.3%) from 7pm and 143k (0.6%) in HD, but it was outperformed by Countryfile, which brought in 6.95m (31.3%) on BBC One from 6.30pm and 161k (0.7%) on BBC HD.

A repeat of Top Gear appealed to 1.74m (7%) on BBC Two in the 7pm hour, before Dambusters Declassified had 2.36m (8.2%).

Dragons' Den: What Happened Next? took 1.14m (4%) on BBC Two in the 9pm hour. It was followed by Match Of The Day 2, which grabbed 2.5m (13.7%).

Channel 4's The Genius Of British Art educated 610k (2.4%) in the 8pm hour and 58k (0.2%) on timeshift. The programme was followed by Undercover Boss USA, which had 750k (2.6%) and 133k (0.5%) on Channel 4 +1.

A new series of The Secret Millionaire premiered to 1.89m (7%) from 9pm and 295k (1.6%) an hour later, before Desperate Housewives entertained 1.57m (8.7%) and 165k (1.8%) on timeshift.

Over at Five, screenings of 50 First Dates and Superbad grabbed respective audiences of 726k (2.7%) and 1.31m (6.2%) from 6.30pm.

Overall, ITV1 owned primetime with 29.1% (HD: 1.5%) against BBC One's 20.8%. BBC Two came in third with 7.8%, followed by Channel 4 with 4.8% (+1: 0.6%) and Five with 4.2%.

Elsewhere, spinoff show The Xtra Factor appealed to 847k (3.1%) on ITV2 from 9pm and 144k (0.8%) an hour later.

The programme was followed on ITV2 by new reality series The Only Way Is Essex, which had 667k (3.2%) and 119k (1.1%) on timeshift.

Sky1's new detective series Thorne: Sleepyhead, which stars David Morrissey, continued to 389k (1.4%) in the 9pm hour.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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