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Strictly Come Dancing beats X Factor in ratings

Details now in (October 2004)

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Blob
From Digital Spy:

The second head-to-head battle between Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor saw the BBC reality show come out on top.

Last week, ITV claimed victory with an audience of 6.7 million (32.6%) against the BBC's 6.1 million (28.3%), while both results shows were even at 7.5 million.

Yesterday, The X Factor was down to an average of just 6.15 million and a 32.4% audience share between 6pm and 7.15pm, peaking in the final ten minutes with 7.40 million (36.2%). Strictly Cme Dancing, meanwhile, pulled in 6.95 million (34.2%) between 6.35pm and 7.45pm, with a peak of 7.95 million (37.8%) coming towards the end.

Later in the evening, X Factor's 45-minute result show averaged 6.70 million (31.8%) from 9.25pm, trounced by the Strictly Come Dancing verdict with 7.85 million (36.8%) and a peak of 8.21 million (37.8%).
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DA
David_02 Granada North West Today
How could it?!?! I can't believe it, it seems that isn't such a winning formula for ITV1 then. I still chose the X factor.
BH
BillyH Founding member London London
Last week X Factor beat Strictly Come Dancing...so it seems there isn't a clear winner yet.
BI
bigbrothereire
It's amazing that Simon Cowell has been beaten by Brucies Strictly Come Dancing. I hope its the start of a continuing win for BBC One on Saturday nights.
JA
jay Founding member London London
Well I'd rather be watching X Factor than the Dancing rubbish - I bet Charlie Dimmock and Vernon Kay will be on the next series Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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ohwhatanight Founding member
Louis Walsh has just claimed on ITV1's This Morning that, "dont believe everything you read in the papers..........Strictly Come Dancing did NOT beat X-Factor in the ratings!"
TV
TV Fetish West Country (East) Points West
ohwhatanight posted:
Louis Walsh has just claimed on ITV1's This Morning that, "dont believe everything you read in the papers..........Strictly Come Dancing did NOT beat X-Factor in the ratings!"


Sour grapes ?
JA
jay Founding member London London
TVF posted:
ohwhatanight posted:
Louis Walsh has just claimed on ITV1's This Morning that, "dont believe everything you read in the papers..........Strictly Come Dancing did NOT beat X-Factor in the ratings!"


Sour grapes ?


No, more than likely the truth.
DA
David_02 Granada North West Today
I would believe Louis, I mean, X Factor is much more watchable and enjoyable than Strictly Come Dancing.
CD
cdukjunkie
jay posted:
TVF posted:
ohwhatanight posted:
Louis Walsh has just claimed on ITV1's This Morning that, "dont believe everything you read in the papers..........Strictly Come Dancing did NOT beat X-Factor in the ratings!"


Sour grapes ?


No, more than likely the truth.


BARB seem to think Strictly come Dancing DID beat X factor - I think they would know! Laughing
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A former member Anglia (East) Look East
DAILY MIRROR

Strictly Come Dancing trounces X Factor in TV ratings battle

By Nicola Methven, Tv Editor


STRICTLY Come Dancing has won the latest battle of the Saturday night TV ratings war.

The audience for the BBC1 ballroom show, hosted by Bruce Forsyth, peaked at 7.8million, beating Simon Cowell's X Factor talent programme on ITV1 and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

Strictly Come Dancing added 900,000 viewers to last week's audience of 6.1million with a further 800,000 tuning in to see Mirror columnist Carol Vorderman shown the door at 8.25pm.

The X Factor could only manage 6.7million viewers with 7.2million watching later when housewife Verity Keays was given the boot.

Saturday Night Takeaway went head to head with Strictly Come Dancing at 7.15pm, but could only muster 6.5million viewers. Last week, Brucie's show, which has just started its second series, was watched by fewer people than The X Factor.

The turnaround has been put down to viewers tiring of the rows between X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.
DU
Dunedin
Now, now children....the FACTS:

Strictly Come Dancing (SCD) did beat Saturday Night Takeaway (v. worrying for ITV)
SCD did beat X-Factor in terms of audience figures (7m vrs. 6.2m), but for a half hour head-to-head X-Factor did beat SCD.
Week-on-week, SCD is up 900,000, X-Factor down 500,000 and Saturday Night Takeaway down a whopping 1.2m.

Overall- I would say the BBC would be the happier with those figures, but you can dispute the term SCD beat the X-Factor (even though it did get the higher average audience!)

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