Last year's Strictly Come Dancing was the fifth series that will run for 13 weeks, hosting a total of 15 contestants. Its final concluded with an average score of 39 points per dance, with Ore Oduba and his dance partner Joanne being crowned champions.
Points go up each round of Strictly Come Dancing, which is unsurprising as the poor dancers are voted out in favour of better performers who get to spend more time practicing.
Strictly come dancing Point progression
This means that the longer the show, the better the finals - as proven in later series which have been generally longer and concluded with higher-scoring finals.
Far from Natasha and Brendan's series one, the lowest scoring and joint-shortest series, Strictly has gone onto increase its number of contestants, length and highest average score for the finals.
Weekly finishing positions by Strictly winners
This last series, number 14, enjoyed the highest scoring final to date - knocking up an average of 39 points out of 40 per dance.
It beat series 10, the next highest, which was driven by Louis and Flavia and their fellow finallists.
Of the four series that have had 13 weeks for their stars to improve, series 13 had the lowest average score in the final - at 36.6 points out of 40.
Strictly come dancing week on week average points
Series 10 saw the largest difference in the average scores of its first and last week. Its stars scored an average of 22.1 points in week one, while week 12 saw an average of 38.7 points.
This gives it an average improvement of 1.4 points per week, the second largest seen in Strictly so far.
The highest average improvement per week was enjoyed by series three, which saw a weekly average of 1.5 points' improvement across its short 10-week period.
The winners, Darren and Lilia, went from scoring just 19 points in week one to an average of 36 points per dance in the final.
Difference in scoring average
Last year, 15 contestants battled it out to lift the show's fourteenth glitter ball trophy. BBC Sports presenter Ore Oduba and dance partner Joanne Clifton ended up as the champions, scoring 39, 40 and 40 in their three dances on the night.
Its series' first live show received 7.2 million viewers, 500,000 down on 2015, which was blamed in part by late scheduling with a start time of 9pm.
With this year's show soon to begin, speculation is increasing over who will be in it and how they will compare to former years' crops of talent.
Note: We have amalgamated weeks when only half of the contestants participated. When there have been guest judges, scores have been standardised to four judges with a score of 10 (maximum score 40).