X Factor can’t topple Block but Seven wins Monday

Ratings: Strong talent on Seven's penultimate X Factor, but not quite enough to top the night.


For its penultimate episode, The X Factor was unable to rise above The Block, with Seven’s 1.02m averaging lower than Nine’s 1.11m -admittedly the two were uneven durations.

What’s been interesting this season is the lower numbers in youthful demos for the singing show. Last night even Have You Been Paying Attention? ranked higher in all 3 demos (in the 8:30 timeslot). Still the Seven show has turned out some good talent, with Cyrus resembling a ready-made star ahead of tonight’s final.

Meanwhile Kerry O’Brien’s Four Corners farewell drew 788,000 and the last-ever CSI was 539,000.

SBS had a tough night even by their own standards.

Seven network won with 30.3% then Nine 28.0%, ABC 20.3%, TEN 17.1% and SBS 4.4%.

Seven News was best for Seven with 1.05m / 974,000 then The X Factor (1.02m), Home and Away (814,000), The Big Bang Theory (714,000 / 410,000) and The Chase (627,000 / 426,000). Grey’s Anatomy was 238,000.

The Block (1.11m) topped the night for Nine then Nine News (1.09m / 1.05m), A Current Affair (971,000), the last-ever CSI (539,000) and Hot Seat (504,000).

ABC News (884,000) led for ABC then Australian Story (856,000), 7:30 (836,000), Four Corners (788,000), Media Watch (712,000) and Q&A (632,000).

The season finale of Have You Been Paying Attention? finished on a high of 710,000 for TEN. TBL Families was 627,000, The Project was 618,000 / 414,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 505,000, and Homeland was just 150,000.

SBS struggled with SAS: Who Dares Wins (162,000), Dogs: Their Secret Lives (143,000) and SBS World News (132,000).

7TWO’s Lewis led multichannels with 234,000.

Today: 354,000
Sunrise: 330,000
ABC News Breakfast: 93,000 / 57,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 23 November 2015

9 Responses

  1. Not watching X Factor this year but the years I have I would record and watch later to cut down the amount of time needing to be invested in the show by fast forwarding unnecessary padding. Even with the winner announced, record, and play back from say 8.40 and you can end up live in time to see the final announcement and therefore not get spoiled by social.

  2. The flabby duration and late start and filler content for X Factor – the first competitive performance was 7.50 or thereabouts doesn’t help its figures. Plus there’s little tension as to who will win. It is curious where the demographics are highest. Maybe that nutter Redfoo brought younger viewers a year ago. Mondays are super competitive that’s for sure.

  3. What is going on! It’s the penultimate episode of X Factor and it only attracts 1 million viewers. The Voice this year got much higher ratings and I am sure X Factor got about 1.5 million last year.

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