The X Factor’s live elimination wins Tuesday

The X Factor continued its stronghold on viewers, winning Tuesday night with the show’s first live elimination of 2012.

After all 12 finalists’ performances on Monday night, Mel B’s team member singer-guitarist Adil Memon was voted off.

The Seven show also featured live performances by Judges Ronan Keating with his song Fires and Guy Sebastian with rapper Lupe Fiasco on song Battle Scars.

The show took 1.562m across the five city metro market according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

It also won across all three key age demographics.

Nine’s hour-long Big Brother, from 7-8pm, rated 1.025m while a repeat of The Big Bang Theory at 8pm rated 750,000.

In 16-39 Big Brother was second with Winners & Losers third. The tables were turned in 18-49 and 25-54 with Winners and Losers second to Big Brother in third.

Ten’s I Will Survive, which went out at 7.30-8.30pm and now airing just one night a week, improved on last Tuesday’s ratings slightly, rising from 336,000 to 358,000.

Nine’s Anger Management at 8.30pm also saw a resurgence from 483,000 last week to 655,000.

The battle for breakfast saw Sunrise return to top spot after Monday’s loss to Nine’s Today. Sunrise rated 384,000 to Today’s 349,000.

Tuesday’s Top 15 shows:
1. The X Factor – Seven 1.562m
2. Nine News – Nine 1.190m
3. Seven News – Seven 1.137m
4. A Current Affair – Nine 1.106m
5. Winners and Losers – Seven 1.087m
6. ABC News – ABC 1.060m
7. Big Brother – Nine 1.025m
8. Home and Away – Seven 0.985m
9. Today Tonight – Seven 0.976m
10. 7:30 – ABC 0.767m
11. The Big Bang Theory – Nine 0.750m
12. Ten News – Ten 0.727m
13. Rick Stein’s Spain – ABC 0.667m
14. Anger Management – Nine 0.655m
15. Hot Seat – Nine 0.626m

Tuesday’s channel share:
Seven: 25.7%
Nine: 18.7%
ABC1: 12.9%
Ten: 11.3%
SBS1: 5.5%
7mate: 3.9%
Gem: 3.9%
7TWO: 3.6%
Eleven: 3.1%
ABC2: 3.0%
GO!: 2.9%
One: 2.7%
SBS2: 1.0%
ABC3: 0.9%
ABC News 24: 0.8%

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