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.
ABC News Breakfast: 93,000 / 57,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 23 November 2015