Seven’s first live show for The X Factor was cooked by Junior MasterChef.
TEN’s 90 minute reality series dominated with nearly 1.75m viewers, leaving The X Factor trailing at just under 1.1m viewers across its two hours. It was pretty clear TEN’s show was going to come out on top, but it was a question of how big the margin would be.
Seven’s show was even beaten by Midsomer Murders on 1.35m and 60 Minutes on 1.2m raising serious questions about the level of interest in singing talent formats in Australia. These days it seems the country would rather watch kids cook than sing. Seven has invested heavily in the show in terms of rights, production and marketing. This was the night it needed to step up.
Elsewhere last night Modern Family‘s finale performed at 1.21m, Offspring slipped under the 1m mark to 990,000 (at the later start of 9pm) and Sunday Night held at 1.2m.
The Jim Stynes documentary Every Heart Beats True ruled in Melbourne, the only city where it aired in primetime with a huge 628,000 -it was the city’s #1 show of the evening.
On digital channels The Big Bang Theory continues to draw a loyal crowd of 347,000 viewers, adding to Nine’s fortunes. The Xtra Factor on 7TWO didn’t make the night’s Top 100, below 100,000.
Nine won the night.