The X Factor hits season ratings high

The X Factor finalist Samantha Jade

Seven’s The X Factor has had its highest rating in its penultimate show for the series.

The final two-hour performance show between contestants Samantha Jade, The Collective and Jason Owen performing what could be their first radio single, rated 1.667m, according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTAM.

The show was last night’s clear winner, comfortably beating the second show for the night Seven News, which rated 1.144m.

The X Factor topped its previous best of 1.665m on 16 October, an episode that featured Psy performing Gangnam Style and prior to that, the top was September 10, rating 1.662m.

It was also the top show across all three key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

The final will be decided this evening from 7.30pm.

While ABC News was the top show for the public broadcaster with 1.092m and fourth in total viewers, ABC1 also owned the tail end of top 15 shows with its strong Monday night.

Led by Q&A, which featured ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and ex-leader of the opposition Malcolm Turnbull, the show rated 840,000 and ninth, followed by Four Corners on 829,000 and 10th, Jennifer Byrne Presents on 820,000 and 11th, 7.30 on 766,000 and 12th and Media Watch on 757,000 and 13th.

Monday’s Top 15 shows:
1. The X Factor – Seven 1.667m
2. Seven News – Seven 1.144m
3. Nine News – Nine 1.133m
4. ABC News – ABC1 1.092m
5. Home and Away – Seven 1.049m
6. Today Tonight – Seven 0.981m
7. A Current Affair – Nine 0.964m
8. Castle – Seven 0.920m
9. Q&A – ABC1 0.840m
10. Four Corners – ABC1 0.829m
11. Jennifer Byrne Presents – ABC1 0.820m
12. 7:30 – ABC1 0.766m
13. Media Watch – ABC1 0.757m
14. The Mentalist – Nine 0.734m
15. RBT – Nine 0.727m

Monday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 29.2%
  • Nine: 17.0%
  • ABC1: 16.7%
  • Ten: 10.2%
  • 7TWO: 4.1%
  • GO!: 3.3%
  • Gem: 3.2%
  • Eleven: 3.2%
  • 7mate: 3.0%
  • SBS1: 2.8%
  • ABC2: 2.8%
  • One: 1.9%
  • ABC News 24: 1.1%
  • ABC3: 0.9%
  • SBS2: 0.8%

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