Premiere episodes of The Big Bang Theory paid off for Nine last night, pulling in excellent figures of 1.6m and 1.5m viewers.
That was enough to topple The X Factor on Seven which averaged 1.31m across it’s nearly two hour broadcast.
Caught in the crossfire was Junior MasterChef on 843,000, followed by 7:30 / Australian Story (744,000 / 819,000) and William Shatner’s Weird or What (146,000).
At 8:30pm while The X Factor continued, The Mentalist was 1.13m, followed by Undercover Boss Australia (795,000), Four Corners / Media Watch (767,000 / 715,000) and Swift & Shift Couriers, which was SBS’ strongest performer on 297,000.
Body Of Proof (924,000) won at 9:30pm over CSI: Miami (704,000), Q & A (661,000) and Law and Order: SVU (409,000).
Heartbeat was the top-rated multichannel show on 305,000.
Seven won the night.