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The X Factor returns with 1.6m

The X Factor: back with a bang

The X Factor returned to Australia’s television screens with ratings of 1.598m, winning the night for Seven.

Running for an hour and a half from 7.30pm, the talent show beat Big Brother on Nine, which ran from 7pm to 8.30pm, rating with 1.213m – and 1.18m for the live nominations.

The X Factor also beat  Underbelly: Badness on Nine, which followed Big Brother at 8.30pm, pulling in 1.233m.

Ten programs failed to mount any kind of challenge to Seven and Nine in prime time. Can of Worms, on at 8.30pm, was Ten’s most-watched non-news show with 590,000. Don’t Tell The Bride, which aired before it at 7.30pm, rated with 583,000, according to OzTam preliminary ratings.

The Shire, which has been moved to a later time slot, 9.45pm, pulled in 251,000. Ten’s biggest ratings show was Ten News at Five, with 749,000.

Also new to Seven’s line-up was GCB, formerly known as Good Christian Bitches. The show rated 873,000 at 9pm.

Monday’s Top 15 shows:
1. The X Factor – Seven 1.598m
2. Seven News – Seven 1.327m
3. Nine News – Nine 1.250m
4. Underbelly – Nine 1.233m
5. Today Tonight – Seven 1.222m
6. Big Brother – 7:00pm – Nine 1.213m
7. Big Brother – Live Nominations – Nine 1.180m
8. A Current Affair – Nine 1.178m
9. Home and Away – Seven 1.109m
10. ABC News – ABC 1.055m
11. GCB – Seven 0.873m
12. Australian Story – ABC 0.809m
13. 7:30 – ABC 0.758m
14. Ten News – Ten 0.749m
15. Q&A – ABC 0.665m

Monday’s channel share:
Seven: 26.0%
Nine: 22.4%
ABC1: 14.0%
Ten: 10.8%
7TWO: 5.3%
GO!: 3.9%
SBS1: 3.1%
7mate: 3.0%
ABC2: 2.4%
Eleven: 2.3%
Gem: 2.3%
One: 2.0%
ABC News 24: 0.9%
SBS2: 0.8%
ABC3: 0.7%

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