Last night The X Factor scored 1.76m viewers -more than twice Australia’s Got Talent on 850,000. That’s despite Nine’s early optimism the gap would be much narrower, prompting Nine spokesperson David Hurley some weeks ago sending Seven’s Head of Production Brad Lyons the message, “That’s what karma looks like, Brad.”
But after several weeks the audience has given Seven some karma payback. Lyons politely declined to comment today.
Last week Kyle Sandilands told TV Tonight, rights holders Syco should have decreed their two talent shows should not go head to head.
Meanwhile ABC1 has lucked out with Serangoon Road, dropping to just 369,000: a message to ABC it must remain relevant in its Drama choices.
Seven was streets in front of the competition with a network share of 39.3% to Nine’s 25.9%, TEN 15.7%, ABC 13.4% and SBS 5.7%.
Elsewhere for Seven Sunday Night was 1.45m then Seven News (1.4m) and in 4 cities Bones (829,000) and Castle (527,000). A Castle repeat was 378,000 in 5 cities. Telethon averaged 213,000 in Perth.
60 Minutes (1.32m) was best for Nine then Nine News (1.17m), Australia’s Got Talent (850,000) and Movie: Limitless (522,000).
Modern Family (761,000 / 667,000) led TEN’s evening followed by Elementary (664,000), TEN Eyewitness News (531,000), David Attenborough: Animal Attraction (466,000), MotoGP (422,000), The Graham Norton Show (347,000) and The Simpsons (337,000).
ABC News (814,000) topped ABC1 followed by Kakadu (747,000) but Serangoon Road slumped to just 369,000. Compass was 295,000 and Autopsy on a Dream was 278,000.
Richard III: The King in the Park was strong on 384,000 for SBS ONE. Lost Kingdoms of South America was 266,000, World News Australia was 216,000 and Mythbusters (55,000).
ABC2’s Elmo the Musical (240,000) led multichannels.
Insiders: 170,000 / 102,000 / 57,000
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 20 October 2013.