The first Live show of The X Factor launched strongly for Seven, pulling 1.58m viewers in Preliminary figures, but will be adjusted to 1.59m for running overtime. That’s higher than last year’s 1.45m for the first Live show and better than 2010 which was 1.11m.
The show ran until 10pm, helping Seven network to a 35.6% for the night. That created trouble for other networks. Nine was 27.5%, ABC 18.4%, TEN 14.7% and SBS 3.9%.
Elsewhere for Seven, Seven News was 1.34m then Today Tonight (1.14m), Home and Away (1.03m), GCB (975,000 to be adjusted), Deal or No Deal (601,000) and Up All Night (375,000).
Nine News was 1.26m for Nine, ACA won with 1.19m, then Underbelly: Badness (1.01m), Big Brother (Live nominations: 961,000), Hot Seat (671,000) and Footy Classified (276,000 in 3 cities).
ABC News (1.09m) won its slot for ABC1 then 7:30 (870,000), Australian Story (817,000), Q & A (611,000), Media Watch (582,000) and Four Corners (533,000).
TEN News won its slot with 721,000 but then the network slipped backwards. Modern Family was 591,000, Can of Worms was 494,000, Don’t Tell the Bride was 483,000, The Project 6pm was 460,000, and Hawaii Five-0 limped in at just 273,000.
Mythbusters was 253,000 on SBS ONE then Derren Brown Investigates (183,000) and World News Australia (173,000).
Neighbours topped multichannels with 319,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 43,000 / 27,000