Seven's The X Factor has trumped rival Nine's Big Brother in the battle for reality show ratings glory, with over 1.4 million viewers tuning in.
The reality singing show attracted 1.47 million viewers according to preliminary overnight figures from OzTam.
Seven News was the second highest rating program with over 1,219,000 viewers, while Winners and Losers was placed fifth with 1,058,000 viewers. Home and Away and Today Tonight were the 9th and 10th most watched programs, grabbing 1,025,000 and 1,005,000 respectively.
Nine was hot on the heels of Seven, with The Big Bang Theory being the third most watched show with 1,122,000 viewers. Nine News had 1,059,000 people tune in.
Big Brother: Live Eviction, which aired last night in the same 7.30pm time slot as The X Factor, garnered just over one million viewers. The Live Eviction show normally airs on Sunday nights but was shown last night due to Nine's weekend broadcast of the NRL grand final. Big Brother's regular Tuesday show took out eigth place with 1,027,000 viewers.
Meanwhile, Channel 10 managed to grab 805,000 people with NCIS, putting it well behind the other networks in 12th place. Ten News At Five attracted 682,000 viewers.
Other top 20 programs were ABC News (ABC 1), A Current Affair (Nine), 2 Broke Girls (Nine) and Grey's Anatomy (Seven).
Across the main channels, Seven won the audience share with 25.6%, Nine took home 19.8% and Ten managed 12.9%.
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