The Project’s Trump interview dominates as X Factor falls on semi-final night

Ten’s The Project, which ran a special episode to show the first exclusive interview of Donald Trump since his electoral win, dominated the 7:30pm slot achieving 779,000 viewers.

Trump’s exclusive interview originally ran on CBS and went to air on November 13 in the US.


The special episode was the second most watched program across the key advertising demographics (16-39s, 18-49s, 25-54s).

Seven’s The X Factor aired in the same time slot with 697,000 viewers, down from last week’s audience of 732,000.

The X Factor is down 23% from its 2016 launch, which had an audience of 904,000.

Also in the 7:30pm slot, Nine’s RBT captured 744,000 viewers.

In news, Seven won the evening with 1.124m tuning in at 6pm and 1.049m and 6:30pm.

Nine was close behind with 1.028m viewers at 6pm and 998,000 at 6:30pm.

Ten’s Having You Been Paying Attention was the most watched non-news program of the night pulling in 849,000 viewers at 8:30pm, a big increase from last week’s 687,000 viewers.

The program was the most watched program across the major ad demographics.

Nine’s Hyde & Seek slipped this week, managing an audience of 595,000 viewers, down from last week’s 741,000.

ABC’s Four Corners was ahead of Hyde & Seek, capturing 637,000 viewers in the same time slot.

In audience share, Nine won the evening with 18.5% ahead of Channel Seven who had a share of 17.7%. Ten had an audience share of 15.6% and the ABC was close behind at 15.2% while SBS had a share of 3.7%.


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