The ITV talent contest returned on Saturday evening for its tenth series premier with Sharon Osbourne once again on the judges panel. Saturday’s evening of the X Factor pulled in 8.7 million viewers. Sunday evening’s instalment saw ratings climb by an impressive half a million viewers.
Between 8pm and 9pm the X Factor had 9.2 million viewers while a further 730,000 watched via the time-shift channel. Combining the two figures means Sunday’s show was watched by nearly 10 million viewers.
The X Factor boosted ratings for detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn, at 9pm as 4.9 million viewers tuned in; a rise of 300,000 on last week’s episode. BBC One drama What Remains, starring David Threlfall and Russell Tovey, tumbled in the ratings with 3.7 million viewers; down by 700,000 viewers.
Elsewhere on Sunday evening Celebrity Big Brother pulled in 1.7 million tuned in at 9pm for Channel 5.