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'Strictly Come Dancing' ratings increase, 'The X Factor' drops

Strictly Come Dancing saw an increase in viewers on Saturday (November 16), while ratings for ITV's The X Factor were down on last week.

The BBC One celebrity dance show, which had its Blackpool special last night, brought in 10.44 million viewers - a 44% share of the audience - when it aired at 6.30pm. This was an increase of 0.1 million from last week's show (November 9).

Susanna and Kevin dance their way to their first '10'.


Susanna and Kevin on Strictly Come Dancing

However, ITV's talent contest dipped to 8.16 million (34.9%) at 8pm, losing 0.06 million viewers from last Saturday.

On ITV +1, The X Factor entertained a further 324k (1.5%), and on ITV2, The Xtra Factor captured 500k (2.5%) viewers.

Meanwhile, Children in Need: The Best Bits highlights show brought in 4.11 million (22.2%), and Atlantis again saw viewers drop to 4.24 million (18%) on BBC One.

Terry Wogan and Zoe Ball on Children in Need 2013


Terry Wogan and Zoe Ball on Children in Need

Sam Bailey

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Sam Bailey on The X Factor

On BBC Two, 1.26 million (5.5% share) rugby fans tuned in to watch England take on France in the Live Rugby League World Cup.

Also at 8pm, a repeat of Channel 4's Grand Designs took 0.89 million (3.8%), while at the same time on Channel Five, JFK's Secret Killer: The Evidence had a 5.1% share of the audience with 1.19 million viewers

Channel 4's showing of the Black Swan network premiere drew in 0.92 million (4.7%), and The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV - starring One Direction, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and Sarah Millican - entertained 4.1 million (21.2%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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