The first night of The X Factor live delivered good numbers to Seven, but it remains to be seen if it will match the broad appeal of Australia’s Got Talent.
An average of 1.45m viewers watched the two hour spectacle as the #1 show for the night. A year ago the first live show was under 1.1m so it’s certainly sitting in a much rosier position.
Seven’s shows led the night from 6pm including Home & Away on 1.13m and a Castle replay on 774,000.
Nine News was Nine’s only show to top one million viewers on 1.08m viewers. The Farmer Wants A Wife was 792,000 but an 8:30 movie Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past slipped to 552,000.
TEN’s best was The 7pm Project on 738,000 followed by The Renovators (703,000) which is pretty good retention and Undercover Boss Australia (669,000). Good News World dropped again, down to 330,000 from 354,000 a week ago.
Australian Story was 789,000 for ABC1, rising above its 7.30 lead in of 663,000. Four Corners dropped to 550,000 before Media Watch‘s thoughts on the media inquiry lifted to 590,000 and higher still for Q & A on 627,000. ABC News was its top show on 984,000.
Best for SBS was Swift and Shift Couriers on 284,000.
Neighbours topped multichannels with 377,000 viewers.
Seven won the night.