Australian X Factor winner drops a million viewers on last year

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In a possible sign of things to come on this side of the Ditch, the announcement of Marlisa Punzalan as winner of the Australian X Factor was watched by 1.428m on Tuesday night on Seven. Preliminary overnight ratings from OzTam show it was more than a million viewers down on last year, according to Aussie media site mUmBRELLA.

Meanwhile the two and a half hour X Factor show – featuring live performances from Olly Murs, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy – was watched by 1.378m in the lead-up to the announcement.

The result is down on last year when 2.431m tuned in to see Dami Im crowned the 2013 X Factor winner, and the show was also beaten by The Voice grand final earlier this year which which brought 1.66m metro viewers to Channel Nine.

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