More than 12 million people watched Abbey Clancy as she was crowned the champion of this year's Strictly Come Dancing.
But the final of the BBC1 dance contest pulled in its lowest ratings for a final for four years.
At its height, the audience hit 12.6 million as viewers tuned in to see Clancy gyrate to triumph in the BBC1 show to round off the 2013 series.
But both of last night's editions of Strictly pulled in an average of 11.5 million viewers according to overnight figures, which was some way behind the performance for the finale for recent years, and proved to be the lowest since 2009.
However, it was still millions ahead of rival The X Factor, which bowed out last week on an average of 8.5 million for its Saturday edition and 9.7 million for its Sunday results show.
Strictly Come Dancing past winners
Strictly Come Dancing past winners
1/12 Caroline Flack
Caroline Flack triumphed ahead of Frankie Bridge, Mark Wright and Simon Webbe to lift the 2014 Glitter Ball trophy with Pasha Kovalev.
2/12 Abbey Clancey
Model Abbey Clancy won the 2013 series with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec.
3/12 Louis Smith
Last year's winner was Olympic gymnastics bronze medallist Louis Smith, who took part fresh from the glory of the London games. He won Strictly with Flavia Cacace after Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Danni Harmer challenged him in the final.
4/12 Harry Judd
McFly drummer Harry Judd and his partner Aliona Vilani took the trophy in 2011 after seeing off competition from Jason Donavan. He had previously won a Children in Need special of Strictly, in which he beat The Saturdays' Rochelle Wiseman to the title.
5/12 Kara Tointon
EastEnders star Kara Tointon was the second actress to win Strictly in 2010, partnered with debut professional Artem Chigvintsev. She has appeared in Pygmalion in the West End with Rupert Everett.
6/12 Chris Hollins
News presenter and sportsman Chris Hollins won in 2009 with Ola Jordan to beat actor Ricky Whittle to the crown. He managed to avoid the dance-off for the entirety of his run. He presented the BBC Breakfast sports news while appearing on Strictly.
7/12 Tom Chambers
Holby City actor Tom Chambers won in 2008 with Camilla Dallerup, who was competing in her last series of the show. Model Lisa Snowdon and S Club star Rachel Stevens lost out in the final. He currently stars in the West End.
8/12 Alesha Dixon
Singer and former Strictly judge Alesha Dixon was crowned champion of the 5th series in 2007. She won with Matthew Cutler after a close final with Matt Di Angelo. She holds the record for the highest average score in Strictly history with 36.5, despite never achieving a perfect 40 points. She joined the judging panel from 2009 to 2011 and is now on Britain's Got Talent.
9/12 Mark Ramprakash
Proving that cricketers can flourish on Strictly, Mark Ramprakash followed Darren Gough's footsteps to win Strictly in 2006 with dance partner Karen Hardy. Rugby player Matt Dawson lost out to him in the final.
10/12 Darren Gough
Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series with Lilia Kopylova, defeating athlete Colin Jackson and presenter Zoe Ball. Gough never finished top of the judges' leaderboard but was still crowned champion by the public! He now co-presents a talkSPORT radio show.
11/12 Jill Halfpenny
EastEnders actress Jill Halfpenny won the second 2004 series with Darren Bennett after beating off competition from comedian Julian Clary and Olympian Denise Lewis. She still holds the highest score for a Jive in Strictly history, scoring the full 40 points from the judges. She now has a West End theatre career.
12/12 Natasha Kaplinsky
Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first winner to lift the glitterball trophy with her dance partner Brendan Cole in 2004, beating EastEnders actor Christopher Parker in the final.
Strictly has been well ahead of the ITV show this year. But last night's figures were no match for last year, when an average 12.4 million watched the main programme and 11.9 million watched the results show to see gymnast Louis Smith take the glory. In 2010 the figure was as high as 13 million for both shows.
And despite being down on previous years, it dominated viewing last night. The first programme - in which the contestants showed off their three routines - pulled in 48% of the TV audience at that time, and the results show achieved 46%.
This year saw an all-female celebrity final with Clancy - and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec - beating off competition from Susanna Reid, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Natalie Gumede.
Bookmakers were breathing a sigh of relief after favourite Reid missed out on the title as they would have faced a hefty pay-out following a sudden flood of bets.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "Susanna was the subject of a sustained gamble in the last three weeks and she would have been our worst ever result in the show's history."
The programme is back for a further instalment on Christmas Day with a special edition in which six new contestants take part in a one-off programme.
Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC1, said: "Strictly 2013 has been a vintage year, bringing huge audiences together to BBC1 every week, culminating in last night's dramatic all-women final which saw Abbey crowned champion."