X Factor now rules the ratings
X Factor now rules the ratings

The X Factor continues to rule the TV ratings with its second-biggest night yet on Tuesday. Seven's smash hit talent competition was the number one TV program in Australia for the sixth time out of six episodes.

Nationally, 1.636 million people tuned in to to see Balcatta concreter Johnny Ruffo dance his way through to the boot camp round of the competition.

In Perth, it was the second most watched show (220,000) behind only Seven News (226,000). Seven had the night's top five shows with Today Tonight (215,000), Packed to the Rafters (200,000) and Home and Away (171,000) performing strongly.

On last night's episode of The X Factor, the four judges were given their groups. Mel B has the girls' under-25 category, Guy Sebastian has taken on the boys' under-25s, Ronan Keating will look after groups while Natalie Bassingthwaighte will mentor the over-25s.

By the end of boot camp, which airs on Monday at 7.30pm, each judge will have chosen their six contestants to take on home visits otherwise known as the "judges' houses" part of the competition.

Meanwhile, Luke O'Dell, a Perth contestant from The X Factor who didn't make the cut, is making an impact with his catchy tune Introvert Extrovert.

The 18-year-old, who works at The Reject Shop in Mirrabooka, couldn't believe his luck that the song had been picked by Seven to promote the coming season of Beauty and the Geek.

The West Australian

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