Strictly Come Dancing‘s Wembley special once again trounced The X Factor in the Saturday night ratings war, according to reports.
Overnight estimates indicate that an average audience of 10.3m tuned in to see the nine remaining couples take to the dancefloor in front of an audience of 6,000 at the annual Wembley spectacle.
And once again The X Factor trailed the show in the ratings by around 2m, picking up a reported audience average of 8.4m for its guilty pleasures-themed show – which included viewers watching on the catch-up service ITV+1.
The ratings were the same as they were for last weekend’s British-themed show – although they are still down considerably on the ratings for the equivalent show in 2011.
It is the seventh week running that The X Factor has been beaten in the ratings by Strictly, which has won the Saturday night battle every week since both shows went live in early October.
Meanwhile Strictly scored an impressive audience peak of 11.4m compared to a 9.4m peak for The X Factor.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! also scored strong viewing figures when it screened straight after The X Factor on Saturday night.
An audience of around 9m reportedly tuned in to see Helen Flanagan fail her fifth consecutive Bushtucker trial and promptly be voted to do her sixth.