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X Factor fights back in ratings battle

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    Posted: 01 Nov 2011 at 13:58
X Factor fights back against Strictly in ratings battle with series-high figures
The X Factor pulled in a peak of 14.2 million viewers at the weekend, as the controversy surrounding Kelly Rowland's absence helped the show bounce back just one day after being beaten by Strictly Come Dancing in the ratings.



Sunday's show saw Misha B and Sophie Habibis battle it out in the bottom two, with Alexandra Burke once again joining Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos on the panel in Kelly Rowland's absence.

The preceding week had seen the show hit by a number of scandals – Ashley Baptiste unexpectedly quit The Risk and was replaced by Ashford Campbell, Rhythmix were forced to change their name to Little Mix after a legal row with a charity of the same name and Kelly Rowland gave producers just hours to find a replacement judge after withdrawing from the show due to illness.

On Saturday BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing comprehensively defeated its prime-time rival, drawing in an average audience of 10.2m compared to X Factor's 9.59m.



While fears grew that radical changes might be needed to save the ITV1 singing contest, an eventful Sunday night show managed to not only tempt back viewers, but secure the biggest audience of the 2011 series show so far.

An average of 11.9million viewers (12.2million including ITV1+1) watched the results show, which saw Cher Lloyd and Nicole Scherzinger perform their latest singles before Kelly Rowland appeared via video-link in order to send home Sophie Habibis.

By comparison, Strictly Come Dancing fell slightly behind after 10.43million tuned in to see Nancy Dell'Olio became the latest celebrity dancer voted off the show.



ITV1's strong figures continued as Downton Abbey also recorded its biggest audience of 2011, with an average of 10million watching the penultimate episode of the second series.

The channel averaged 8.5million viewers between 7.30pm and 10.30pm, ensuring the broadcaster retained its position as the most watched channel over peak time at the weekend.

The impressive figures are sure to prove a relief to ITV bosses, who had reportedly been in crisis mode after the current series of the X Factor experienced a ratings slump.

While the new judging line-up had originally boosted viewing figures, in recent weeks ratings have dropped as rival show Strictly closed the gap.

Bosses were even said to be considering getting Simon Cowell to appear via video-link to entice viewers back to the show, but this latest ratings bump will help dampen speculation surrounding the show – for now at least.


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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2011 at 14:24
let's hope it shuts the tV critics up who seem to be down on anythng ITV at the mo
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  Quote James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2011 at 19:16
I don't pay any attention to TV critics at all, never read them and rarely read newspapers unless it's the free Metro on the bus so I don't know anything about what's being said. I do think there's a backlash against The X Factor because it's become such a huge show and you know how people are in this country -- if something or someone gets too big or too popular, the media likes to tear them down.

Another factor seems to be that people just don't like too much change all at the one time and are put off by it. The judging panel's almost totally changed from last year to this year and then you have those who are sucked in by Simon Cowell's own hype and take everything he says as gospel. With him not there, they simply won't know what to think.
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