Return of The X Factor wins Monday night

The first episode of Seven’s The X Factor received top billing on Monday night with a five-city metro audience of 1.319 million.

The talent show, which included judges Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian, Mel B and Natalie Bassingthwaighte was number one in Sydney and Melbourne but was behind Seven News in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, according to preliminary metro ratings from OzTam.

The 7PM Project, Ten’s most-watched show, had an audience of just 804,000 despite featuring a “world exclusive first-ever TV interview” with ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks. The ABC’s Australian Story will tonight be centred on Hicks.

Four Corners, which featured a story on the News Of The World phone hacking scandal, pulled 761,000.

Nine’s second week of The Farmer Wants A Wife held its head above the one million mark with 1.024 million.

Seven won the night with 23.3%.

Monday’s top 15 shows:

  1. The X Factor – Seven – 1.319m
  2. Seven News – Seven – 1.300m
  3. Today Tonight – Seven – 1.281m
  4. Nine News – Nine – 1.154m
  5. A Current Affair – Nine – 1.137m
  6. Home and Away – Seven – 1.130m
  7. The Farmer Wants A Wife – Nine – 1.024m
  8. ABC News – ABC – 0.932m
  9. The 7PM Project – Ten – 0.804m
  10. Australian Story – ABC – 0.797m
  11. Body of Proof – Seven – 0.797m
  12. Four Corners – ABC – 0.761m
  13. The Big Bang Theory – Nine – 0.761m
  14. Media Watch – ABC – 0.745m
  15. Rescue Special Ops – Nine – 0.73m

Monday’s metro channel share:

Seven: 23.3%
Nine: 19.7%
ABC1: 13.3%
Ten: 12.7%
7TWO: 4.7%
Go!: 4.7%
SBS1: 4.2%
Eleven: 4%
7mate: 3%
Gem: 2.8%
ABC2: 2.3%
One: 2%
SBS2: 1.8%
ABC News 24: 0.7%
ABC3: 0.6%


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