It ran *super* late – so today’s ratings are what they are – as expected The X Factor Australia (1st – 1,643,000) smashed all else, nearly 500,000 viewers ahead of nearest rival Seven News (2nd – 1,161,000). Big Brother (5th – 1,001,000) just slides above one million and leads the commercial channels at 7pm again. Ch9’s Tuesday night almost falls in the toilet after it – Anger Management (21st – 468,000) hardly lighting up screens and Episodes (33rd – 281,000) lucky to offer a spark – a real shame as the series continues to prove to be entertaining for the few tuning in.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: ABC News – ABC1
7:30pm: The X Factor Australia – Ch7
8:30pm: The X Factor Australia – Ch7
9:30pm: Smash – Ch7

Channel 7 won the night (29.4%), followed by Channel 9 (16.7%), ABC1 (13.2%) & Channel 10 (10.6%).