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Janet Devlin's fans help X Factor in ratings war

Published 02/11/2011 | 14:19

Television viewers in Northern Ireland are bucking the national trend in the ratings battle between The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing by throwing their weight behind Janet Devlin.

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While figures at the weekend showed BBC1's Strictly had beaten the X Factor for the first time, Northern Ireland viewers remained loyal to the ITV series.



A UTV source said it was evident that the Northern Irish public was watching The X Factor to see the progress of the Gortin schoolgirl.



At its peak on Saturday night, The X Factor had more than half a million local viewers tuning in to see 16-year-old Janet perform compared to Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1 NI, which peaked at only 260,000 viewers tuning in to see the dancing competition.



Belfast Telegraph

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