Strictly Come Dancing 2011: X Factor's Halloween Horror Show As Strictly Wins Ratings War

30/10/2011 21:35 | Updated 30 December 2011

BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing has landed its biggest blow against ITV1’s X-Factor in the ratings war, according to new viewing figures.

The dance show beat Simon Cowell’s failing talent show after X Factor lost 180,000 viewers bringing its total to 9.59 million.

Strictly Come Dancing added 700,000 viewers putting it at an average of 10.16 million viewers, reported Digital Spy.

Losing the ratings battle is the lastest crisis to hit the apparently failing X Factor format.

Earlier in the week judge Kelly Rowland flew home to the US. On Saturday’s show she was described as being unwell and was replaced by former winner Alexandra Burke.

According to, judge Gary Barlow blamed the unseasonably hot October weather for hitting the ratings.


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