The Block eliminates the competition

By (incomplete) | 12 August 2014

The first elimination show on Seven's The X Factor pulled in more than a million viewers last night – but that wasn't enough to hold back Nine's The Block Glasshouse.

The reno show won an audience of 1.231 million people across Australia's five metro areas, making it the most-watched program of the night.

The X Factor, meanwhile, won 1.107 million viewers, putting it in fourth spot, according to preliminary overnight ratings figures from OzTam.

The Amazing Race Australia v New Zealand, which aired on Channel Seven immediately after The X Factor, improved on its debut last week of 588,000, winning 655,000 viewers.

Nine's House Husbands made it into the top 10, in ninth spot with an audience of 902,000, helping Nine to win the biggest free-to-air audience share, of 31.1%.

Seven Network took 28.5% of the audience share, while the ABC won 19.6% and Ten took 16.3%.

Completing the top 10 was Nine News, the second most-watched program with 1.233 million viewers, Nine News at 6.30, third with 1.158 million, Seven News, fifth with 1.085 million, Seven's Today Tonight, sixth with 1.065 million, Nine's A Current Affair, seventh with 1.057 million, Seven's Home and Away, eighth with 958,000, and Australian Story on ABC1, 10th with 859,000.

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