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

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Strictly Come Dancing continued to win the ratings war with The X Factor last night (October 19).

The dance competition brought 9.69m to BBC One from 6.30pm - an audience share of 43.9% - although it was down 130k from last week, overnight data reveals.

Natalie and Artem dance the Quickstep

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Natalie and Artem dance the Quickstep



The X Factor, meanwhile, trailed by over two million viewers, with 7.57 million (32.9%) tuning in from 8pm - down nearly 300k on last week - and a further 345k (1.7%) catching it on ITV +1.

Back on BBC One, Atlantis remained stable with 4.70m (20.3%) at 8.20pm. At 9.15pm, Casualty pulled in an audience of 4m (17.9%), while Match of the Day had 3.85m (26.3%) at 10.25pm.

BBC Two's Sir David Frost tribute That Was the Life That Was brought in 1.17m (5.1%) at 8.20pm. It was followed by a repeat of Frost on Satire, which had 973k (4.5%), while 2008 film Frost/Nixon appealed to 316k (3.4%) from 11pm.

On ITV, The Chase: Celebrity Special attracted 2.95m (13.4%) from 7pm and a further 198k (0.8%) on ITV +1. Later on at 10pm, The Jonathan Ross Show saw 3.17m (17.3%), with 256k (2.2%) tuning in on +1.

Kingsland Road

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Kingsland Road



Over on Channel 4, a 9pm showing of Die Hard was watched by just under 1m viewers (5%), while Clint Eastwood western Pale Rider brought in 610k (3%) for Channel 5 in the same timeslot.

The MOBO Awards 2013 was seen by 210k (1%) on BBC Three from 9pm, with the Family Guy marathon that followed peaking with 744k (10.2%) viewers at 12.10am.

The Xtra Factor had 367k (2%) viewers over on ITV2 from 10.05pm, while an ITV3 Foyle's War repeat attracted 790k (3.4%) from 8pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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