Seven rules the roost with X Factor

By By Wenlei Ma | 30 August 2012

Seven dominated the night on Wednesday with The X Factor and its regular weeknight trifecta of Seven News, Today Tonight and Home and Away.

The X Factor continued to draw in viewers with 1.43 million people tuned in last night, according to preliminary overnight figures from OzTam. The reality talent competition show debuted to 1.59 million last week and has more or less maintained its momentum since then.

Seven News, Today Tonight and Home and Away had 1.18 million, 1.07 million and 976,000 viewers respectively.

Nine's Big Brother was the third most watched program for the night with 1.10 million people tuned in while The Farmer Wants A Wife attracted 894,000 viewers.

Ten's I Will Survive failed to gain any ground with Wednesday's prime time episode watched by a mere 360,000 viewers, marginally down on the previous day's 364,000. Puberty Blues commanded 751,000 and, in 12th place, was Ten's highest-rated show.

The second night of SBS' Go Back To Where You Came From attracted 652,000 viewers, while the ABC's Gruen Planet garnered 810,000 viewers.

Other programs in the top 20 were Nine News, ABC News, A Current Affair (Nine), Criminal Minds (Seven), QI (ABC), 7.30 (ABC), Ten News, The Project (Ten), Hot Seat (Nine), Modern Family (Ten) and Deal or No Deal (Seven).

Across the main channels, Seven won the day with 23% of audience share, followed by Nine with 17.7%, the ABC with 13.6%, Ten with 11% and SBS with 7.1%.

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