The appearance of Susan Boyle on The X Factor helped the show to hit the top of the list on Tuesday night with 1.57m viewers.
Boyle’s debut Australian performance was impressive, with a note-perfect performance followed by a cheeky embrace for Ronan Keating. It was everything we had come to expect of her and drew a standing ovation from the audience.
She sang much better than Michael Bolton who couldn’t hit his notes. A contestant singing flat like that might have been slapped by the judges but he still scored a standing ovation from them.
15 year singer Declan Sykes was eliminated from the show, the first of Guy Sebastian’s young vocalists.
The evening just about all went Seven’s way with Seven News (1.23m), Today Tonight (1.21m) and Australia’s Got Amazing Talent (1.09m) all winning their timeslots. Home and Away was 1.03m and Parenthood was 585,000.
TEN managed second for the night with NCIS (1.07m), Modern Family (Rpt: 814,000 / 790,000), NCIS: LA (813,000), TEN News at Five (557,000) and The Project (513,000).
Nine News (1.08m) was Nine’s best with Celebrity Apprentice (1.04m) winning at 7pm. The Big Bang Theory (924,000 / 823,000), Two and a Half Men (878,000), ACA (827,000), Mike and Molly (584,000), Hot Seat (545,000), Survivor (413,000) and the final Joy of Sets (225,000) followed.
ABC News (883,000) topped ABC1 with 7:30 (637,000), Foreign Correspondent (544,000), Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day (463,000) and United States of Tara (300,000) next.
For SBS it was Breaking into Europe (260,000), Insight (243,000) and World News Australia (Late: 213,000).
Neighbours topped multichannels with 313,000. American Horror Story went up, to 171,000.
Seven easily took the night with 33.3% over TEN 23.6%, Nine 23.2%, ABC1 13.6% and SBS 6.3%.