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'Strictly Come Dancing', 'Downton Abbey' rise to beat 'X Factor'

Strictly Come Dancing rose from last week to top the Sunday night ratings (November 3), according to overnight data.

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.

Rachel and Pasha leave the competition


Rachel and Pasha leave the competition

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%).

Kingsland Road and Tamera wait for the judges decision

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Kingsland Road and Tamera

Gary Carr as Jack Ross and Lily James as Lady Rose in Downton Abbey series 4 episode 7

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Jack Ross & Lady Rose in 'Downton Abbey'

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
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