After Nine’s strong showing on Monday night with Celebrity Apprentice and The Big Bang Theory, Seven hit back on Tuesday with its crowd pleasers The X Factor and Packed to the Rafters.
Packed to the Rafters was the night’s top show on 1.6m viewers, followed by The X Factor on 1.38m viewers.
Rafters bettered NCIS (1.03m*). Two and a Half Men was 964,000, Mike and Molly was 636,000. Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day did 424,000.
The X Factor sent home Mitchell Callaway after Johnny Ruffo survived another elimination. The show defeated The Big Bang Theory (914,000 / 1.05m), Modern Family (766,000 / 777,000) and 7:30 / Foreign Correspondent (622,000 / 527,000)
Celebrity Apprentice won its timeslot with 1.08m viewers over Home and Away (1.04m), ABC News (844,000), and The 7PM Project (600,000).
NCIS: Los Angeles again won at 9:30pm on 820,000 over Parenthood‘s 720,000 and Survivor: South Pacific (494,000).
United States of Tara was 311,000 and The Joy of Sets was 242,000.
On SBS Insight was 205,000 with World News Australia next on 196,000.
Neighbours topped multichannels with 320,000.
Seven won comfortably on 33.6% over Nine’s 25.2%, TEN’s 23.3%, ABC’s 12.5% and SBS 5.3%.