Seven re-emerged as victor in the ratings war last week as The X Factor underpinned its primetime schedule and returned some faith to talent shows.
Nine will also be happy by winning the key demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
But it was a dire week for TEN, relegated to fourth place for the second week in a row and losing its Programming Chief David Mott after 16 years. It was beaten by ABC on five nights, including its primary channel sinking to a 6.5% share on Saturday.
SBS ONE: 4.5
SBS TWO: 1.0
ABC News 24: 0.8
Seven’s top performers were The X Factor (highest night on Monday with 1.6m), Seven News (Sun: 1.5m, weeknights: 1.28m), Sunday Night (1.28m), Winners and Losers (1.15m), Today Tonight (1.12m) and Criminal Minds (1.12m).
Howzat! topped the week with 2.08m with other Nine brands being 60 Minutes (1.55m), Nine News (Sun: 1.4m, weeknights: 1.13m), Big Brother (highest night on Sun: 1.36m), Underbelly: Badness (1.23m) and A Current Affair (1.07m).
ABC News (weeknights: 1.05m, Sun: 823,000) led for ABC1 then New Tricks (965,000), Gruen Planet (905,000), Grand Designs Revisited (809,000), Australian Story (809,000) and Midsomer Murders (765,000).
MasterChef: All Stars (Winner Announced: 1.05m, Finale: 802,000) was the good news for TEN with next highest being Puberty Blues (843,000), TEN News (724,000), NCIS (663,000), Can of Worms (590,000) and Don’t Tell the Bride (583,000).
Who Do You Think You Are? (464,000) topped SBS ONE then Pompeii: Cellar of Skeletons (427,000), Insight (328,000), Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby (314,000), Wildest Africa (293,000) and A History of Scotland (274,000).
Seven took all 5 cities and every night of the week except Sunday, which fell to Nine.
ABC defeated TEN on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.