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Since 2004 the X Factor has been a household name, with Saturday and Sunday nights usually consisting of the popular show and a take-away.

However, the BBC has confirmed that Sir David Attenborough’s BBC one show, Planet Earth II is now more popular.

In fact, the first episode had 12.26 million viewers.

Talking about the show's incredible ratings, Sir David Attenborough told the Radio Times that it "pleases him enormously".

"I'm told that we are attracting a larger than normal number of younger viewers and apparently the music of Hans Zimmer in particular is striking a chord."

The series shows high definition shots of animals in their natural habitats, and with David's famed soft-toned voice, it is no surprise that it is beating X Factor for ratings.

Our faith in humanity is restored!

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The return of Planet Earth delighted us all this year.

It has been highly praised for its fascinating footage, and well, it's safe to say we're all head over heels about David Attenborough's comeback.

However, last Sunday's episode struck a chord with Twitter users, who went online to slate the sound of the show.

However, the BBC bosses have responded to the claims, and said that they have indeed used sound clips when putting the show together.

They told The Sun: “Range and ambient noise ensure quite a lot of wild sounds simply cannot be recorded in the field.

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“As a result, wildlife film-makers often turn to sound designers to recreate something that sounds like it would in the wild — a soundtrack that is true to nature.”

Well, a tad disappointed about this, but we'll still be tuning in next Sunday.

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