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'X Factor' vs 'Strictly': Which show is winning Saturday nights?

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Strictly Come Dancing has been sticking the boot into Simon Cowell's X Factor throughout the Live Shows this year, even managing to do the once-unthinkable feat and knock the Sunday results show off the No.1 ratings slot.

So have Brucie and the BBC managed to get one over their arch rivals and produce the best reality TV series of the autumn? Or do you think that the thrills and melodramatic spills of Rylan and co is still the better show?

The X Factor Results Show: The judges

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X Factor hasn't been short of cliffhangers and action on Saturday and Sunday nights. Rylan. Judges at war. Judges walking out. Yet more fix allegations. Fag ash breath. Maloney-madness. Scherzinger's zingers. Rylan.

But viewers seem to be tiring of the panto antics of the big X. Have viewers "seen through it", as Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood suggested to Digital Spy last week?

Meanwhile, the more quaint and family-friendly Strictly is stronger than ever.

Despite there being no Ann Widdecombe/Russell Grant/John Sergeant joke act, TV fans are lapping up the glamour and sizzle of Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Louis Smith. And Lisa Riley, Michael Vaughan and Richard Arnold are providing some old-fashioned underdog stories for viewers to cheer on.

Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

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Which show have you preferred so far this year? Vote in our poll below and share your opinions at the bottom of the page!

X Factor v Strictly - Which has been better in 2012?
Strictly - It's rocked71.27%
X Factor - It's ruled24.08%
Neither - I'm watching BBC Four on Saturday nights4.64%

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