The X Factor was the standout performer on Monday, well ahead of the pack on a night when Seven and Nine were locked in a close battle.
ABC put in a good performance but TEN was some distance behind.
Seven Network won with 29.6% then Nine 28.6%, ABC 20.1%, TEN 16.6% and SBS 5.1%.
The X Factor was 1.41m for Seven then Seven News (1.1m), Today Tonight (1.07m), Home and Away (1.02m), Castle (753,000), Deal or No Deal (466,000) and Scandal (317,000). The Amazing Race was just 193,000.
Nine News (1.1m) was best for Nine followed by a mean but entertaining episode of Big Brother (1.06m), ACA (964,000), The Mentalist (849,000), Person of Interest (586,000), Hot Seat (566,000) and CSI: NY (325,000).
ABC News (1.04m) led ABC1 then Australian Story (908,000), Four Corners (897,000), Media Watch (792,000), 7:30 (774,000) and Q & A (567,000).
Modern Family repeats (690,000 / 653,000) were TEN’s best. TEN News was 651,000, Can of Worms was 567,000, New Girl was 487,000, The Project 6pm was 426,000, Casey Stoner: The Final Lap was 332,000.
On SBS ONE Mythbusters was 207,000, Derren Brown: The Experiments was 187,000 and World News Australia was 169,000.
Heartbeat topped multichannels with 292,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 46,000 / 23,000