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Ten says bye to I Will Survive
Ten says bye to I Will Survive

The final chapter in Network Ten's disastrous year of reality shows has ended with Victorian Michael Snell crowned winner of I Will Survive.

The search for an all-round performer in a Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert-type journey of discovery around Australia bowed out in 33rd place with 321,000 viewers on Tuesday night.

The final episode of I Will Survive aired on the same day that Ten announced its line-up for 2013. In a bid to lift the network out of the doldrums, Ten will air new reality shows and dramas.

While I Will Survive has driven off to the dusty outback sunset, two episodes of the US sitcom The Big Bang Theory exploded in the ratings.

On Tuesday, 1.204 million viewers tuned-in for one episode, which rocketed The Big Bang Theory into second place. A second episode of the Network Nine series finished 10th after 901,000 had another helping.

However, nothing can stop The X Factor's perfect record in the ratings.

The Seven Network's reality show was again the most-watched show on television, as 1.441 million tuned in to see boy-band Fourtanate eliminated.

Seven's family drama Winners & Losers, which screens immediately after X Factor, was third for the evening with 1.114 million watchers.

Seven News (1.097 million) was fourth, followed by ABC News (1.030 million), Nine News (1 million) and Today Tonight (982,000).

Home And Away claimed eighth spot, attracting 946,000 viewers, nudging out Big Brother, which was ninth with 916,000 viewers.

Regular Top 10 program A Current Affair had to settle for 11th place with 888,000 viewers.

Top ratings shows on Tuesday night

1. The X Factor (Seven) - 1.441 million

2. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) - 1.204 million

3. Winners & Losers (Seven) - 1.114 million

4. Seven News (Seven) - 1.097 million

5. ABC News (ABC) - 1.030 million

6. Nine News (Nine) - 1 million

7. Today Tonight (Seven) - 982,000

8. Home And Away (Seven) - 946,000

9. Big Brother (Nine) - 916,000

10. The Big Bang Theory (Nine) - 901,000