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'The X Factor' USA season two debuts with over 700,000 viewers in UK

Season two of The X Factor USA launched in the UK to decent numbers on Thursday night (September 27).

Some 730k (3.3%) watched the two-hour premiere - which featured the introduction of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to the panel - from 8pm, after which a further 188k (1%) caught up on +1.

Though shedding a sizeable 500,000 on 2011's opener, it is worth bearing in mind that this year's premiere was transmitted 15 days after it aired in America.

X Factor USA, judges, ITV2

© Fox

Screened immediately after X Factor USA, Celebrity Juice topped the multichannel ratings with a hefty 1.63 million (9.3%) between 10pm and 10.45pm, adding 282k (2.9%) on ITV2 +1.

Notably, ITV2's average primetime share of 4.1% (+1: 0.6%) meant it beat terrestrial competitor Channel 5, which had 3.2%.

Russell Howard's Good News returned with its highest-ever debut ratings of 989k (4.5%) in the first half-hour of the 9pm junction. Some further 274k (7.9%) Howard fans watched the 12.30am repeat.

Russell Howard's Good News

© BBC / Avalon/David Venni

Good News, which was trending on Twitter for all of Thursday evening, is currently one of BBC iPlayer's 'Most Popular' requests.

Howard's popularity also boosted Cuckoo's second showing - airing only two days after its record-breaking opener - to 539k (2.5%) at 9.30pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional
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