BBC One's dancing competition was down from Saturday night, but up nearly 600,000 viewers from its previous results show, attracting 10.12 million (38.7%) at 7.15pm.
ITV's The X Factor dropped around 500k from last Sunday to 8.35m (31.7%) at 8pm (333k/1.3% on +1).
Downton Abbey jumped by almost 800k from last week's episode to 9.49m (36.7%) at 9pm (309k/1.3%).
Later on BBC One, The Paradise gained back nearly 200k with 4.73m (18.0%) at 8pm. Richard Hammond Builds A Planet gathered 2.06m (8.0%) at 9pm.
Earlier, ITV's Surprise Surprise entertained 3.75m (15.0%) at 7pm (264k/1.0%).
On Channel 4, The Bigfoot Files interested 1.33m (5.0%) at 8pm (213k/0.8%). The latest Homeland thrilled 1.71m (6.6%) at 9pm (263k/1.5%).
Channel 5's broadcast of 2012 brought in 1.59m (9.4%) at 9pm (286k/2.9%).
On BBC Three, the latest Family Guy amused 1.08m (5.4%) at 10pm and 829k (5.2%) at 10.30pm.
ITV2's Xtra Factor appealed to 809k (3.1%) at 9pm, while TOWIE brought in 729k (4.1%) at 10pm (139k/1.5%).
On Sky1, Karl Pilkington's Moaning of Life tickled 648k (2.5%) at 9pm.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional