The X Factor hits a high note of 1.662m

Seven’s singing competition The X Factor has scored its highest ratings yet for this season.

Last night saw the shortlisted hopefuls perform in front of superstars Usher, Alicia Keys, Kesha and One Direction as well as the judges.

The show rated 1.662m across the five city metro market, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

The show’s previous best was the series return on 1.589m.

Seven’s Australian drama Winners & Losers won its 8.30pm time slot, rating 1.135m.

The X Factor also won across all three key advertising demographics while Winners & Losers was second in 18-49 and 25-54 followed by Nine’s Big Brother, but the two shows swapped positions in 16-39.

Nine’s Anger Management, at 8.30pm has begun to struggle, the show rating 483,000 and placing 20th for the night, and fourth in its time slot behind Winners & Losers, Ten’s NCIS on 604,000, ABC’s Rick Stein Tastes the Blues on 581,000.

While Winners & Losers did good numbers for Seven, its follow-on show, the US drama Smash from 9.30-10.30pm dropped to 363,000.

The show was beaten in its hour long time slot by Ten’s NCIS: Los Angeles on 441,000. ABC1′ QI which aired from 9.30-10pm rated 601,000.

In the battle for breakfast, Sunrise rated 397,000 with Today almost 70,000 viewers behind on 330,000, as Breakfast rated 38,000.

Seven was the clear winner in channel share on 27.3% well ahead of Nine on 16.9% in second place, ABC1 on 12.8% and Ten on 11.9% with SBS fifth on 4.9%.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:
1. The X Factor – Seven 1.662m
2. Seven News – Seven 1.205m
3. Winners and Losers – Seven 1.135m
4. ABC News – ABC 1.095m
5. Big Brother – Nine 1.071m
6. Nine News – Nine 1.066m
7. Today Tonight – Seven 1.060m
8. Home and Away – Seven 0.999m
9. A Current Affair – Nine 0.949m
10. 7:30 – ABC 0.696m
11. The Big Bang Theory – Nine 0.646m
12. Ten News – Ten 0.643m
13. NCIS – Ten 0.604m
14. QI – ABC 0.601m
15. Rick Stein Tastes the Blues – ABC 0.581m

Tuesday’s channel share:
Seven: 27.3%
Nine: 16.9%
ABC1: 12.8%
Ten: 11.9%
SBS1: 4.9%
7TWO: 3.9%
7mate: 3.9%
Gem: 3.7%
ABC2: 3.6%
Eleven: 3.1%
One: 2.7%
GO!: 2.4%
ABC3: 1.0%
SBS2: 1.0%
ABC News 24: 0.8%

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