The final week of ratings on Seven sees two very big nights of The X Factor – both the Sunday show and the Monday show will be two hours long (and then will most likely run overtime as well).
The final three acts perform on Sunday November 21, only two of which will go through to the Grand Final on Monday November 22. The winner for The X Factor 2010 will be crowned that night.
The Xtra Factor on 7TWO continues after both shows, with its final show on the Monday night following the X Factor live Grand Final.
With the X Factor finishing around 9.30, that means Bones on Sunday night and Criminal Minds on Monday night will also start around 9.30 on their respective nights. Both are repeats.
At 7.30pm, Tuesday November 23, is the final of Iron Chef Australia.
As Packed to the Rafters has its season finale on Tuesday November 16, the 8.30pm timeslot for Tuesday November 23 is yet to announced. 9.30 that night also is a TBA although I would not be surprised if Parenthood fills at least one of those two vacant hours.
UPDATED: Parenthood will air as a two hour finale, Tue Nov 23, 8.30pm.
Onto Wednesdays, and Seven have decided to finish The Force in a double episode on Wednesday November 17 at 7.30pm. At this stage, Wednesday November 24, 7.30pm – the same night the Block has its final on Nine – remains as a TBA. Going against the Block, I would expect Border Security – which always beats the Block in overall ratings – will end up in that timeslot.
At 8.30, Wednesday November 24, is the two hour finale of City Homicide. The show has not yet been renewd for a 5th season although there is a six part mini series to air in 2011.
Thursday night November 25 sees The Amazing Race continues at 7.30. The fast tracked series will continue throughout summer until it reaches the finale, like it did last year, although it may end up on a different night.
Beauty and the Geek Australia has its season two finale from 8.30pm Thursday November 25, in a special 90 minute episode. Expect an announcement for a third series as it ends.
Meanwhile, on 7TWO, the later start for the Xtra Factor on Monday November 23 means there will be an extra episode of Heartbeat that night, taking the total number of episodes in the week to five. Wedding Planner – currently in the 6pm timeslot has a final on Wednesday Nov 24 and is replaced by Floyd’s American Pie from 6pm Thur Nov 25.
Encores of the X Factor and the Xtra Factor remain on 7TWO at 2.30pm Monday and Tuesday. 7TWO now has at least one movie every night except for Tuesdays.
Over at 7mate, the season final of Caprica is on 9.30 Thur Nov 25, while the final season of Star Gate Atlantis plays from 8.30 Thur Nov 25. The encore of The Event remains at 10.30 Thursday night, that being a repeat of the episode seen on Seven on Monday Nov 22 at 10.30pm.
Please note, all this information is correct at time of posting and is subject to change via network amendments. While times for shows most shows will not change, in the last week of ratings for the year, there is likely to be numerous last minute changes to programming especially on 7TWO and 7mate.