Saturday's premature exits and drunk acts were witnessed by 7.86m (34%) on ITV1 and 378k (1.8%) on +1, down over 700k week-on-week.
Although The X Factor topped the night comfortably, the talent show's audience remains 2 million short of the equivalent instalment last year. The Xtra Factor followed the main show with 1.01m (5.1%) from 9.40pm.
Sandwiched between The X Factor, Red or Black? continued with 3.39m (16.3%) at 7.30pm and 3.23m (15.7%) at 9.50pm. The Jonathan Ross Show could only muster 1.82m (12.2%) at the later time of 10.30pm (+1: 1%).
Earlier on ITV1, Dom Joly's Fool Britannia amused 2.44m (13.8%) and 108k (0.5%) on +1, prior to which You've Been Framed had 2.59m (15.8%) at 6.30pm (+1: 160k/0.8%).
Doctor Who, which recorded a two-year high last weekend, fell back to 5.49m (25.6%) for 'The Power of Three' on BBC One at 7.30pm.
Unlike last week when Who had a strong Strictly inheritance, Total Wipeout preceded the Matt Smith sci-fi drama with 3.18m (18.5%). The National Lottery: Secret Fortune followed Who with 3.33m (14.6%).
Later on BBC One, Casualty's latest episode - 'I'll See You In My Dreams' - averaged 4.04m (17.7%) at 9.10pm, after which Match of the Day scored 3.43m (23.1%) from 10.20pm.
Elsewhere, Comedy World Cup was Channel 4's most-watched broadcast with 1.8m (7.9%) at 8.15pm (+1: 121k/0.5%), while The Million Pound Drop entertained 1.16m (6%) from 9.15pm (+1: 170k/1.3%).
Meanwhile, a classic Dad's Army anchored BBC Two's schedule with 1.91m (8.8%) at 7.30pm. Later at 9.10pm, 1.19m (5.2%) watched QI XL, before The Thick of It took 904k (4.6%).
For Channel 5, CSI: Miami managed 968k (5.8%) in the 10pm hour. Movie Maverick appealed to 708k (3.1%) earlier on.
Overall, ITV1 topped primetime with 23% (+1: 1%) ahead of BBC One's 19.6%. Channel 4 claimed third place with 5.9% (+1: 0.6%), edging BBC Two's 5.2%. Channel 5 finished last with 3.9% (+1: 0.3%).
Russell Howard's stand-up show 'Right Here, Right Now' drew 709k (3.8%) for BBC Three at 10pm, more than its original airing on Thursday.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional