Strictly Come Dancing final watched by 11.5m on BBC One

Published Dec 22 2013, 12:00 GMT  |  By

Strictly Come Dancing topped the ratings last night (December 21), with an average of 11.5 million tuning in for the BBC One dancing competition's grand finale.

The earlier instalment of the show's first ever all-female final at 6.30pm received an audience share of 48.1%, while 45.8% returned at 8.40pm to see Abbey Clancy win the 2013 Glitterball Trophy.

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Bruce and Tess kickstart the final.
Elsewhere on the channel, Atlantis pulled in 5.59m (24.6%) for the penultimate episode of the current series at 7.55pm.

Over on BBC Two, a repeat of Dad's Army brought in the channel's biggest ratings of the night with 1.75m (7.21%) tuning in at 8.20pm, while an episode of The Many Faces of, focusing on the late Ronnie Barker, was seen by 1.43m (7.37%) at 10pm.

ITV continued its season of Harry Potter films at 6.30pm, with the franchise's fifth instalment Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix bringing in 3.5m (14.8%). A further 516k (2.15%) tuned in on +1.

Magical show The Illusionists entertained 1.72m (7.25%) at 9.10pm.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

The Order of the Phoenix

Four Christmases (2008)

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Four Christmases


Christmas movies dominated Channel 4's primetime schedule, with Deck the Halls pulling in 990k (4.14%) at 7.15pm. Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn's festive comedy Four Christmases was watched by 1.16m (5.09%) at 9pm.

Over on Channel 5, Patrick Stewart's portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol attracted 871k (3.61%) at 8pm, while The Bible's penultimate episode was seen by 525k (3.19%) at 10pm.

On the multichannels, ITV2's The Xtra Factor: The Winner's Story was watched by 660k (2.8%) at 8pm, followed by a showing of The Shawshank Redemption at 9pm, which pulled in 580k (3.02%).

Nicholas Cage's Con Air brought in 635k (2.98%) for BBC Three at 9.10pm.

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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