The X Factor tunes up for more viewers

By (incomplete) | 30 July 2014
The X Factor contestant Rochelle

With MasterChef Australia done and dusted for 2014, The X Factor and The Block led the reality way in the free-to-air ratings chart last night.

Seven's The X Factor was the second highest-rating program, behind Nine News with 1.144 million viewers, winning 1.107 million reality fans.

Nine's The Block Glasshouse, however, slumped on its Sunday evening launch (to an audience of 1.374 million) but was up on Monday night's audience of 926,000. Last night it won 1.002 million viewers across Australia's five metro areas.

Hamish & Andy's Gap Year in South America, which aired immediately after The Block Glasshouse on Nine, also made the top 10, with an audience of 987,000, according to preliminary overnight ratings figures from OzTam.

Nine Network won the biggest free-to-air audience share, taking 29.9%, followed by Seven with 26.9% and Ten with 23.7%.

Seven's Home and Away was the only other non-news program to make the top 10, in seventh spot with 992,000 viewers.

Ten's evening coverage of the Commonwealth Games, on Channel Ten, finished in 12th spot with 675,000 viewers.

Completing the top 10 was Nine News at 6.30, third with an audience of 1.1 million, Seven News, fourth with 1.073 million, Seven's Today Tonight, fifth with 1.029 million, Nine's A Current Affair, eighth with 989,000, and ABC News, 10th with 818,000.

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