The X Factor is doing for Seven exactly what it was intended to do: have people connect with the contestants and underpin its primetime schedule. TEN was relegated to fourth place again.
Last night Seven had a 33.4% share to Nine 25.0%, ABC 18.7%, TEN 17.7% and SBS was 5.3%.
The X Factor was again #1 with 1.47m viewers for Seven. Other network numbers were Seven News (1.23m), Criminal Minds (1.12m), Today Tonight (1.11m), Home and Away (1.06m), Covert Affairs (594,000) and Deal or No Deal (569,000).
Some surprises at Nine with A Current Affair the network’s top show on 1.08m. That figure is fairly standard for the show, more indicative that others took a dip. Nine News was 1.07m, Big Brother was 1.03m, Farmer Wants a Wife was 936,000, Dallas was 545,000, Hot Seat was 534,000 and Big Brother Confidential was 382,000.
ABC News again won its timeslot on 1.08m, then Gruen Planet (906,000), 7:30 (807,000), Qi (735,000), Randling (501,000), Would I Lie to You? (442,000), Australia’s Paralympians (370,000) and At the Movies (305,000).
Puberty Blues lost ground from last week but remained TEN’s best performer on 843,000. Others were TEN News (708,000), Modern Family (489,000), The Project 6pm (454,000), I Will Survive (427,000) and Class of (311,000).
On SBS ONE it was Wildest Africa (293,000), The Last Explorers (213,000), World News Australia (192,000), and Sandhurst Military Academy (191,000).
7TWO’s Heartbeat topped multichannels on 322,000.