The X Factor hits year-high note with Gangnam Style

Mel B and Psy go Gangnam style

Seven’s singing competition The X Factor had its best ratings result of 2012 last night.

The show rated 1.665m, according to preliminary OzTam ratings, edging it just over its previous best of 1.662m from September 11th.

The elimination show, which saw soul vocalist Angel Tupai sent home, included K-Pop singer and cultural phenomenon du jour Psy perform his song Gangnam Style dance with former Spice Girl Mel B.

The show won across all three key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Second for the night was Seven’s local drama Winners & Losers, rating 1.152m across total people. However the show couldn’t hold its spot in the key ad demos, placing third behind Nine’s The Big Bang Theory for the 18-49 and 25-54 age groups, and fourth behind Big Bang Theory and Big Brother for 16-39.

In the 7pm timeslot, ABC News was in sixth place with 1.025m in total viewers and the broadcaster’s top show, while Big Brother’s hour long episode rated 950,000 in 9th position overall, with Seven’s Home and Away just behind in 10th place with 949,000.

Ten’s highest rating show was NCIS rating 789,000 and 11th in total viewers, followed by Modern Family in 15th with 650,000. However across the demos, Modern Family jumped ahead of NCIS to be the network’s top show, placing sixth in 16-39, seventh in 18-49 and 12th in 25-54.

In the battle for breakfast, Seven’s Sunrise rated 368,000, ahead of Nine’s Today on 346,000. Ten’s Breakfast rated 50,000.

SBS’s top show was the UK show Who Do You Think You Are? looking at the family tree of Strictly Come Dancing’s lead judge Len Goodman.

Seven was the clear winner in channel share with 27.1% ahead of Nine on 18.9%. Ten’s form was up slightly with 12.6% in third place ahead of ABC1 on 12%. SBS1 was fifth with 4.7%.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:
1. The X Factor – Seven 1.665m
2. Winners and Losers – Seven 1.152m
3. Nine News – Nine 1.125m
4. Seven News – Seven 1.059m
5. A Current Affair – Nine 1.053m
6. ABC News – ABC 1.025m
7. The Big Bang Theory – Episode 1 – Nine 1.008m
8. Today Tonight – Seven 0.972m
9. Big Brother – Nine 0.950m
10. Home and Away – Seven 0.949m
11. NCIS – Ten 0.789m
12. 2 Broke Girls – Nine 0.759m
13. The Big Bang Theory – Episode 2 – Nine 0.758m
14. 7:30 – ABC 0.715m
15. Modern Family – Ten 0.650m

Tuesday’s channel share:
Seven: 27.1%
Nine: 18.9%
Ten: 12.6%
ABC1: 12.0%
SBS1: 4.7%
7TWO: 3.8%
7mate: 3.7%
Gem: 2.9%
GO!: 2.8%
Eleven: 2.7%
One: 2.5%
ABC2: 2.5%
SBS2: 1.7%
ABC3: 1.3%
ABC News 24: 0.7%



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