1.6m tune in to see Julia Morris named Celebrity Apprentice winner

One of the final blockbuster ratings nights of the year went Nine’s way with the winner announcement of The Celebrity Apprentice pulling in just over 1.617m viewers.

It narrowly beat The X Factor on Seven, which reaches its own climax this evening, and rated 1.458m last night. The X Factor’s big guests included Kylie Minogue, The Fray and Salt n Pepa.

Ratings for Celebrity Apprentice were coded as three separate shows with the other two parts averaging 1.312 and 1.067m accoridng to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam. Ratings for The X Factor may change slightly later today because the show overran its timeslot.  

The premiere of Kyle and Jackie O’s Night With The Stars, which followed The X Factor, rated just 560,000 viewers, 20th for the night. In its timeslot, it lost to Nine’s The Mentalist, which rated 792,000, 13th for the night.

Ten had a poor night. Junior Masterchef was its best performer which rated 675,000, 14th for the night.

Despite Nine’s good showing with The Celebrity Apprentice and The Mentalist, Seven still won the daily share with 25.6% over Nine’s 24.1%.

Monday night’s top shows:

1. The Celebrity Apprentice – Winner Announce – Nine – 1.617m
2. The X Factor – Seven – 1.458m
3. The Big Bang Theory – Episode 1 – Nine – 1.369m
4. The Celebrity Apprentice – Boardroom – Nine – 1.312m
5. The Big Bang Theory – Episode 2 – Nine – 1.164m
6. Seven News – Seven – 1.163m
7. Today Tonight – Seven – 1.111m
8. Home and Away – Seven – 1.063m
9. The Celebrity Apprentice – Challenge – Nine – 1.057m
10. Nine News – Nine – 0.982m
11. A Current Affair – Nine – 0.971m
12. ABC News – ABC – 0.951m
13. The Mentalist – Nine – 0.792m
14. Junior Masterchef – Ten – 0.675m
15. 7:30 – ABC – 0.664m

Monday night’s channel share:

Seven: 25.6%
Nine: 24.1%
Ten: 12.2%
ABC1: 11.5%
7TWO: 4.8%
SBS1: 3.6%
Eleven: 3.5%
GO!: 3.2%
7mate: 3.1%
ABC2: 2.4%
Gem: 2.4%
One: 1.5%
SBS2: 0.8%
ABC3: 0.7%
ABC News 24: 0.6%


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