Cheryl Cole’s X Factor performance gets record-breaking 15 million viewers

Cheryl Cole’s X Factor performance gets record-breaking 15 million viewers
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Simon Cowell will no doubt be sporting a huge smile as nearly 15 million watch Sunday night’s X Factor

We knew Cheryl Cole's performance on the X Factor at the weekend was going to get a fair few views, but it turns out more people watched her, and Whitney Houston, perform their new singles, than last year's final.

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The ratings peaked at 14.8million, with a 50 per cent share of the available audience, eclipsing the 14.6million that saw Alexandra Burke crowned the X Factor champ last year.

Sunday night's results show saw the gorgeous Cheryl Cole strut her stuff in a military-inspired outfit while singing her new solo track Fight For This Love in front of Girls Aloud bandmates and her husband Ashley Cole.

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Also putting in an impressive performance on the X Factor stage was Whitney Houston who showed, despite a 12-year break, she's still got an incredible voice and amazing stage presence.

The Saturday night X Factor show also scored highly getting 12.2million viewers compared to the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing who managed to peak with just 8.5million.

Next week's X Factor double bill is set to be another hit with audiences as Irish legends Westlifeand Michael Buble will performing as well as the contestants singing with a full orchestra.

All the action kicks off from 8pm on Saturday on ITV.

By Georgie Hindle

 

 

 
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