Strictly Come Dancing rose by exactly 1 million viewers from last week's results show to top the Sunday ratings, overnight data reveals.
Julien Macdonald's departure from the BBC One show attracted 9.42m and a 38.4% audience share at 7.15pm.
On ITV, The X Factor's second live results show of the series dropped around 600,000 from last week to 8.60m (32.9%) at 8pm, with an added 309k (1.2%) on +1.
Downton Abbey dipped by around 40k from last week to 8.86m (34.9%) at 9pm (373k/2.3%). Earlier, Surprise, Surprise entertained 3.87m (16.3%) at 7pm (218k/0.8%).
Later on BBC One, The Paradise returned for its second series with 5.17m (19.8%) at 8pm. This is over 400k higher than the first series finale back in November 2012. By Any Means rose by over 100k to 3.22m (12.6%) at 9pm.
On BBC Two, Dive WWII: Our Secret History interested 1.71m (6.6%) at 8pm, followed by The Ottomans with 1.01m (4.0%) at 9pm.
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