The X Factor grand final once again lorded over the night despite reduced numbers, but there was a strong showing for the Big Bang Theory, while The Project once again benefitted from post-Bachelor fallout to post strong numbers.
The grand final itself drew in over 1.38 million metro viewers, while the winner announcement pulled in 1.43 million viewers. While this was down over 30% year-on-year, it was enough to win the night.
It also feaured performances from Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, and Olly Murs.
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Meanwhile, a Big Bang Theory double episode which ran head-to-head with X Factor managed to attract 1.13 million and 1.01 million viewers for a new episode and a repeat respectively.
However, Seven's X Factor took massive numbers from Nine's Big Brother, which only managed 653,000 viewers for the night.
But it wasn't all good news for Channel Seven, with The Blacklist sliding out of the top 20 programs for the night despite the strong lead-out from X Factor. However, its 9:50pm timeslot did it no favours.
Perhaps the most interesting point of the night was the strength of The Project for Network 10, which once again benfitted from a post-Bachelor interview with Blake Garvey and Louise Pillidge.
It managed to post just a shade over one million viewers for the night, well above its usual average.
The Project's first interview with Garvey post-Bachelor broadcast earlier this month also managed to drive viewers above the one million mark.
With a reply interview with spurrned contestants slated for tonight's program, one would suspect another strong showing for The Project tonight.
The X Factor drove the agenda for Seven, which managed a double-digit win over Nine for the night.
It managed a 34.5% share for the night while Nine finished up with 24.4%.
Meanwhile the ABC's current affairs line-up, including a special report on the methamphetamine epidemic in rural Victoria, managed to drive it to a 20% share, with Ten coming in behind with 17.7%.
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