Monday 19 March 2018

Janet Devlin's fans help X Factor in ratings war

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.

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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