It was a night of high drama on Seven, but it turned into a winner for the network.
The X Factor topped the night with 1.26m viewers, down from last week’s 1.51m viewers. The show introduced its “5 seat challenge” as judges culled groups of a dozen to just 5 remaining contenders. With the audience goaded into mass chanting, it turned the music show into a gladiatorial sport.
More poignant drama was to come in the concluding part of Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, dealing with HIV AIDs and the legacy of a talented storyteller. It drew 1.21m viewers, down slightly on last week’s 1.33m viewers.
Despite coming second in its timeslot The Block managed to top the demos for Nine, scoring 1.04m viewers. On ABC the season premiere for Doctor Who provided an alternative at 653,000 viewers -following an earlier release via iview. Insiders also drew a big crowd for ABC yesterday morning at 322,000 viewers.
Best for TEN was TBL Families at 543,000, down from last week’s 646,000.
Seven Network won with 35.1% then Nine 26.3%, ABC 16.3%, TEN 15.8% and SBS 6.5%.
The X Factor (1.26m) topped the night for Seven. Next were Seven News (1.23m) and Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door (1.21m). A repeat of 800 Words was 305,000.
Nine News (1.19m) was best for Nine then The Block (1.04m), 60 Minutes (859,000) and The Boy Who Cut His Leg Off (369,000).
ABC News (936,000) led ABC’s night followed by Doctor Who (653,000), Vera (606,000) and Compass (393,000).
TBL Families was 543,000 on TEN. Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Rush was 437,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 369,000 and Scorpion was 363,000. Formula One was 193,000 / 188,000 in 3 cities (86,000 / 74,000 0n ONE).
Ancient Egypt’s Lost City (413,000) was best for SBS then SBS World News (205,000) and Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (168,000).
ABC2’s Peppa Pig was best on multichannels at 205,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 20 September 2015.