‘X Factor’ Gets Beat By ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Despite Changes Made By Simon Cowell

The X Factor may be worried about their ratings this past weekend. The show got crushed in their annual ratings war by the BBC’s launch of Strictly Come Dancing.

While peaking at 9 million, an average of 7.6 million viewers tuned in to the 12th series of The X Factor. This translates to about 32.8 percent viewership. These figures are down from an average of 8.9 million viewers the same weekend the year before.

This is despite the new judges, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw, making their appearance on X Factor’s judging panel.