Naturally, the first live The X Factor Australia (1st – 1,588,000) draws a massive crowd on a school night and it tapers off from there (though nine shows still made it above the one million mark). ABC News (6th – 1,093,000) and Home and Away (7th – 1,030,000) lead the way ahead of the 7pm Big BrotherDon’t Tell The Bride (23rd – 483,000) & Can Of Worms (22nd – 494,000). The Today Show (27th -364,000) benefits from some nostalgia and goodwill at the start of it’s week long 30th anniversary celebrations by winning the brekky slot.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: The X Factor Australia (1st hour) – Ch7
8:30pm: The X Factor Australia (2nd hour) – Ch7
9:30pm: GCB – Ch7

Channel 7 won the night (27.5%), followed by Channel 9 (21.4%), ABC1 (13.7%) & Channel 10 (9.9%).