TV’s Top 20 of Week 36: Seven has The X Factor

Week 36 saw the new season of The X Factor arrive on our sets with with new judges Spice Girl Mel B in place of Kyle Sandilands and Natalie Bathingswaite replacing Natalie Imbruglia accompanied Ronan Keating and Guy Sebastian.

All four episodes made it into the top ten to build a strong week all-round for the Seven Network with 14 spots in the top 20. Tuesday’s episode placed second with 1.69m, Wednesday’s placed fourth with 1.526m, Thursday placed eighth at 1.403m and Monday’s ninth at 1.319m. The show’s big difference from Monday’s slowish start to Tuesday’s peak came courtesy of a campaign highlighting one performer’s courageous story.

The singing show couldn’t out-perform Underbelly: Razor however, which secured top spot for the first time in its second week out.

Rounding out the top three between Underbelly and The X Factor was Seven’s Packed to the Rafters scored 1.597m. Nine News Sunday came in fifth, beating Seven News Sunday in sixth with 1.509m and 1.419 respectively. 60 Minutes received 1.412 in seventh place while Seven News came in tenth with 1.267.

Ten’s Modern Family was the commercial network’s highest for the week at 24 with 0.871m. The first episode of movie length season premiere of the network’s local police drama Rush, ranked 31 at 0.771m

The second half of the top 20 (in millions) as follows:

11. Today Tonight – 1.211
12. Sunday Night – 1.192
13. Seven News (Sat) – 1.144
14. RBT – 1.119
15. The Force – 1.111
16. Home and Away – 1.069
17. Bones – 1.055
18. Nine News – 1.053
19. Highway Patrol – 1.046
20. Farmer Wants a Wife (Mon) – 1.024

Week 35’s TV ratings


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