Victoria goes out on a high as 4.8m viewers tune in


ITV drama Victoria bowed out on Sunday night with 4.8 million viewers - its best overnight figures since the launch episode.

The lavish production, starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes, is returning for a second series next year.

The final episode of series one was watched by 5.5 million people and took a 25% share of the audience. The number of viewers peaked at six million.

Jenna Coleman
Jenna Coleman (Jonathan Short / AP/PA Images)

During the launch episode, the big-budget drama attracted 5.7 million viewers and 6.1 million at its peak.

Poldark was also broadcast at 9pm, on BBC1, and was watched by 4.9 million viewers - an audience share of 22%.

Poldark (BBC)
Poldark (BBC)

ITV's figures include catch-up on its plus one channel.

Strictly Come Dancing's results show - presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman - was broadcast on BBC1 from 7.15pm to 8pm and had a peak audience of 9.7 million viewers. It averaged nine million with a 41.1% audience share, giving it the best Sunday results so far for this series.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The X Factor, which went out at 8pm on ITV, was seen by 6.5 million viewers and had a 28% share, with a peak of 7.5 million viewers, making it the broadcaster's most-watched programme of the night.