The X Factor wins Monday as Scandal drops for Seven

The X Factor

Seven’s singing competition show The X Factor won Monday’s ratings race, finishing with more than 400,000 viewers ahead of Nine rival Big Brother.

While The X Factor’s performance episode rated 1.462m, Big Brother’s live nominations rated 1.019m in sixth for total viewers, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

The X Factor won across all three key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, followed by Big Brother’s live nominations in second place, and Big Brother’s daily show in third.

Big Brother’s daily show rated 906,000 and was ninth for the night in total viewers.

Seven’s new US political thriller Scandal, which follows The X Factor at 9pm, struggled to benefit from the singing show’s win.

In its second episode the show dropped to 543,000, exactly 200,000 viewers off its preliminary ratings from last week’s debut of 743,000.

The show placed 22nd in total viewers, but climbed to 16th in 16-39, 13th in 18-49 and 14th in 25-54.

ABC1’s Australian Story at 8pm rated 905,000 and 10th for the night in total viewers. The episode included a story on Australian film-makers Ben Lewin and Judi Levine cracking Hollywood with Oscar-hyped film The Sessions, starring Helen Hunt and William H Macy.

But for Nine’s The Mentalist, following Australian Story on 891,000 and 11th in total viewers, ABC1’s block of current affairs shows saw 7.30 rating 836,000 in 12th, Media Watch rating 751,000 and 13th, Four Corners rating 711,000 and 14th followed by Q&A rating 653,000 and 15th for total viewers.

Ten’s highest rating show was Ten News at Five, rating 651,000 in 16th position and winning its time slot.

Two repeats of Modern Family were Ten’s highest rating shows across the key advertising demographics, placing fourth and sixth in 16-39, fifth and sixth in 18-49, and seventh and eighth in 25-54 while placing 17th and 18th in total viewers.

Can of Worms followed in 21st spot in total viewers, seventh in 16-39, 8th in 18-49 and 10th in 25-54.

Monday’s top 15 shows:
1. The X Factor – Seven 1.462m
2. ABC News – ABC 1.108m
3. Seven News – Seven 1.080m
4. Nine News – Nine 1.042m
5. Today Tonight – Seven 1.030m
6. Big Brother – Live Nominations – Nine 1.019m
7. Home and Away – Seven 0.984m
8. A Current Affair – Nine 0.984m
9. Big Brother – Nine 0.906m
10. Australian Story – ABC 0.905m
11. The Mentalist – Nine 0.891m
12. 7:30 – ABC 0.836m
13. Media Watch – ABC 0.751m
14. Four Corners – ABC 0.711m
15. Q&A – ABC 0.653m

Monday’s channel share:
Seven: 22.2%
Nine: 20.9%
ABC1: 16.0%
Ten: 11.6%
7TWO: 4.4%
GO!: 3.8%
SBS1: 3.6%
Gem: 3.5%
7mate: 3.0%
ABC2: 2.8%
Eleven: 2.8%
One: 2.5%
ABC News 24: 1.1%
ABC3: 1.0%
SBS2: 0.8%

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