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Blue Planet II beats Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor

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L-R: Strictly contestant Alexandra Burke, a tusk fish from Blue Planet II, and X Factor pass judgement on Nicole Scherzinger

The opening episode of Blue Planet II gained the TV rankings combat on Sunday night – beating each Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor.

The documentary sequence, narrated via Sir David Attenborough, was once watched via a mean of 10.three million are living audience.

The Strictly Come Dancing effects display, broadcast simply prior to Blue Planet II, attracted a mean of nine.6 million audience.

Sunday night’s X Factor was once noticed via four.three million are living audience on reasonable.

The figures for all presentations will building up when audience staring at catch up products and services like iPlayer and channels equivalent to ITV+1 are integrated.

This weekend marked the primary two are living presentations of this sequence for The X Factor – however Simon Cowell was once absent from each.

The pass judgement on was once injured after falling down a staircase in his west London house on Friday.

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Rai-Elle Williams, Leon Mallett and Grace Davies all competed at the first X Factor are living display

Saturday evening’s first are living display, which centered at the boys and the ladies classes, went forward with the opposite 3 judges – Sharon Osborne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger.

The trio have been joined via Britain’s Got Talent pass judgement on Alesha Dixon on Sunday night, who took Cowell’s position at the panel because the teams and over-25s classes competed.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Halloween particular on Saturday evening was once noticed via a mean of 10.6 million.

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simon Rimmer was the 6th contestant to go away Strictly Come Dancing

Sunday evening’s effects display, which was once down on that determine via round one million audience, noticed TV chef Simon Rimmer go away the display after a dance-off with Saturdays singer Mollie King.

Elsewhere on Sunday night, BBC Two documentary Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia was once watched via a mean of one.6 million audience.

Channel four’s most sensible programme of the evening was once Great Canal Journeys, which was once watched via a are living reasonable target market of one.1 million audience

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