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'Strictly Come Dancing' continues ratings lead over 'X Factor'

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Strictly Come Dancing topped last night's (November 9) ratings with 10.3 million viewers.

The BBC One dance competition had 43.1% of the audience share when it aired at 6.30pm, continuing its winning streak over ITV show The X Factor.

Mark and Iveta put a James Bond spin on their Rumba

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Mark and Iveta dance the rumba on 'Strictly Come Dancing'



X Factor's audience was up by 570,000 viewers from last week, attracting 8.22m (34.5%). A further 254k (1.1%) tuned in to the singing competition on ITV +1.

Back on BBC One, Atlantis dropped slightly with 4.35m (18%) at 8pm, while The Royal British Legion Festival of Rememberance at the Royal Albert Hall pulled in 5.32m (24.8%) at 9.15pm.

A repeat of documentary The Irresistible Rise of Boris Johnson brought in 1.16m (4.8%) at 7.30pm for BBC Two, followed by Dad's Army with 1.86m (7.7%) at 8.30pm. 1.1m (4.93%) tuned in for Status Quo documentary Hello Quo at 9pm.

The judges arrive for Big Band Week.

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The 'X Factor' judges arrive for Big Band Week



Following The X Factor, The Jonathan Ross Show attracted 3.69m (17.3%) on ITV, while The Chase: Celebrity Special pulled in 3.23m (13.3%) earlier at 7pm.

Channel 4 had a quiet evening, with a showing of sci-fi movie Predator bringing in its best ratings with 910k (4.2%) at 9pm. Channel 5's repeat of Most Shocking Talent Show Moments was watched by 1.03m (6.55%) at 9.35pm.

Over on BBC Three, highlights of the England v Argentina Rugby Union match at Twickenham pulled in 513k (2.12%) at 7.30pm, followed by a showing of Disney Pixar's Cars with 415k (1.82%) at 8.30pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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