Ratings News: X Factor Movie Week attracts fewer viewers than Strictly Come Dancing Wembley special!
Viewers were more excited about last night’s Strictly Come Dancing Wembley Arena special, than they were about X Factor Movie Week last night it would seem.
Once again, the ITV singing show failed to draw in as many viewers as it’s rival BBC dance show and trailed behind with almost a million less people tuning in to watch the final six contestants croon tunes from their favourite films.
It was the first week that the two live specials didn’t clash, yet still the X Factor failed to attract the stragglers and actually managed to drop 500,000 compared to last week’s figures it has been reported.
An average of 11.4 million viewers tuned in for the BBC episode last night – the figure peaked at just over 12.5 million – which was staged in the massive Wembley Arena and boasted the most amazing starting sequence, featuring professional dancers and even the judges performing a Queen medley.
ITV’s X Factor lagged behind with an average of just 10.5 million viewers and this figure included those who caught up an hour later on ITV+1.
We were slightly surprised by the figures, as we felt that last night’s show featured some of the best performances of the series to date. All the dead weight is gone, the joke acts have been eliminated and we were subjected to Frankie Cocozza’s offensive mug even once during the episode.
Did you enjoy last night’s X Factor, or were you more excited by Strictly yesterday evening? Leave your comments below.
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