Seven storms TV ratings with new drama and X Factor

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 23 September 2015

Australian drama series 800 Words has already proved a hit with viewers, with the Network Seven series picking up 1.19 million metro viewers according to the overnight OzTam ratings.

In its second week, the drama, starring renown Australian actor Erik Thomson, was the top watched show of the night, but was slightly down from its series debut figure of 1.21m metro viewers.

Seven also picked up the second and third top watched shows, with The X Factor scoring 1.09m viewers, while Seven news overtook Nine News on 1.069m.

Nine reality series, The Block was the eighth most watch show of the night with 858,000 viewers while Seven's new quiz show The Chase, which started last week, was the 12th most watched show on 642,000 viewers.

Meanwhile, Ten reality series TBL Families was the 19th most watched show of the night, with 530,000 viewers.

By demographic, The Block followed by 800 Words, picked up the first two spots in the 16-39 age bracket and 18-49 bracket. In the 25-54 age bracket, 800 Words was the top watched show, followed by X Factor.

Seven Network won the night with 32.3% audience share, followed by Network nine on 26.3%. Ten picked up 18.1% audience share while ABC and SBS followed on 16.7% and 6.6% respectively.

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2014. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs.

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