The X Factor hit a new high for 2012 last night as it rolled out big name stars in the final stages of selecting its final 12 acts. The show pulled 1.66m viewers, helping Seven to a big win for Tuesday.
By contrast, I Will Survive hit a new low: last in its slot on 336,000 and beaten by SBS. Both shows are produced by FremantleMedia.
Seven was 35.2% to Nine 23.0%, ABC 18.2%, TEN 17.7% and SBS 5.9%.
Other Seven brands were Seven News (1.2m), Winners and Losers (1.13m), Today Tonight (1.06m), Home and Away (999,000) and Deal or No Deal (475,000). Smash was down to 363,000 and 218,000.
Big Brother (1.07m) was Nine’s highest rating show then Nine News (1.06m), ACA (949,000), Big Bang (646,000), Hot Seat (527,000), Anger Management (483,000), Episodes (354,000) and The Bounty Hunter (236,000).
ABC News nudged 1.1m for the win with ABC1 then 7:30 (696,000), Qi (601,000), Rick Stein Tastes the Blues (581,000), Poh’s Kitchen Lends a Hand (499,000), Time Team (272,000), Artscape (217,000) and Lateline (174,000).
TEN News (643,000) was again best for TEN. NCIS was 604,000, Modern Family was 527,000, NCIS: LA was 441,000, The Project 6pm was 418,000, I Will Survive was 336,000 in fifth place. TEN Late News was 224,000.
Who Do You Think You Are? on SBS ONE bettered TEN’s talent quest with 349,000 viewers. Also for SBS were Insight (260,000), Dateline (158,000) and World News Australia (151,000).
Neighbours topped multichannels with 315,000.