The tenth series of the X Factor continued to perform well for ITV on Sunday evening as the broadcaster enjoyed a strong night ratings wise.
Overnight figures reveal that 9 million viewers tuned in for the X Factor at 8pm with a further 570,000 watching an hour later via ITV+1.
The new series of Surprise, Surprise – presented by Holly Willoughby who, it was announced over the weekend, will no longer present BBC One’s The Voice – also enjoyed strong ratings. At 7pm 5 million viewers tuned in for the first episode of the new run.
ITV drama Vera concluded its third season at 9pm with 4.6 million viewers. ITV has already ordered a fourth season starring Brenda Blethyn which will likely air in 2014 on the broadcaster.
The third series conclusion of Vera out-rated BBC One’s What Remains at 9pm. The drama starring David Threlfall and Russell Tovey has struggled in the ratings and last night’s conclusion drew just 4.2 million viewers.
What Remain’s concluding episode still managed to draw more ratings that historical drama The White Queen which preceded it in the 9pm slot. The lavish ten-part drama, starring Max Irons and Rebecca Ferguson, finished in August with 3.5 million viewers overnight figures suggested.