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X Factor dominates Monday night while 168,000 Whovians tune in for 4am next Doctor announcement

Seven saw off stiff competition from Nine last night with the X Factor ending the winning streak for Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year Asia and British drama Mr Selfridge eating into Big Brother’s audience.

Hamish and Andy achieved audiences of around 1.5m for three weeks before it was suspended last week for the launch of Big Brother and dropped to 1.191m in the earlier timeslot of 7pm last night as the X Factor pulling in 1.379m metro viewers at 7.30pm.

Seven’s premiere of British ITV drama series Mr Selfridge, about the entrepreneur from Chicago who moved to London in 1908 to open the Selfridges department store, saw off Big Brother with 983,000 viewers from 8.15pm to 10.15pm, while Big Brother had an audience of 932,000 from 8pm to 9.30pm.

Ten’s MasterChef at 7.30pm was not far behind Big Brother last night with a metro audience of 827,000.

The ABC’s live 4am announcement of Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor Who had an astonishing 168,000 viewers across the five city metro, with most fans watching in Melbourne, which had 83,000 viewers followed by 34,000 in Brisbane and 22,000 in Sydney. A further 148,000 tuned in for the ABC replay yesterday evening.

Last night also saw what is likely to be the last big night of ratings for the current cricket series with England retaining The Ashes after rain forced a draw. Nine’s digital station Gem recording 532,000 viewers for the first session of day five of The Ashes series, and 353,000 for the second session, giving the station nine per cent of the audience share. The first session had 276,000 viewers watching on Fox Sports Two, subscription TV ratings from OzTam show.

The Today show on channel Nine beat Seven’s Sunrise in the morning battle with 375,000 metro viewers over Seven’s 338,000.

Seven narrowly won the night with 22.7 per cent of the audience of Nine’s 21.5 per cent.

Monday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The X Factor Seven 1.379m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.347m
  3. Nine News Nine 1.328m
  4. Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year Asia 1.191m
  5. Today Tonight Seven 1.122m
  6. A Current Affair Nine 1.113m
  7. Home and Away Seven 1.052m
  8. ABC News ABC1 1.005m
  9. Mr Selfridge Seven 983,000
  10. Big Brother Nine 932,000
  11. MasterChef Australia Ten 827,000
  12. Australian Story ABC1 814,000
  13. 7.30 ABC1 737,000
  14. Ten News at Five Ten 736,000
  15. Hot Seat Nine 694,000

Monday’s share:

  • Seven 22.7%
  • Nine 21.5%
  • ABC1 12.8%
  • Ten 10.4%
  • Gem 9.0%
  • SBS ONE 3.8%
  • 7TWO 3.3%
  • ABC2 3.0%
  • GO! 3.0%
  • 7mate 2.8%
  • ONE 2.7%
  • ELEVEN 2.7%
  • ABC News 24 1.2%
  • ABC3 0.6%
  • SBS 2 0.5%
  • NITV 0.1%

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