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Updated: TV Ratings Wednesday: 'The Voice' Beats 'The X Factor' In Its Time Period, 'Big Brother' Dips + 'Guys With Kids'

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September 13th, 2012

 

Scoreboard FOX NBC UNI CBS ABC CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.3/10 2.7/8 1.5/5 1.5/5 0.9/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.0/11 2.1/7 1.5/5 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million)  8.420 8.927 3.650 6.056 3.025 0.814

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FOX was the number 1 network with adults 18-49, but NBC won with total viewers.

Update: in time zone adjusted fast nationals (basically, finals) The X Factor was adjusted up to a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating  between 8-10p. We won't see any adjustments for the other networks until the finals. Update 2: The Voice was also adjusted up a tenth to a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating in the final national numbers.

On FOX, the premiere of The X Factor earned a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, down considerably from last years premiere 4.4 18-49 rating. Your predictions were way too optimistic For those interested, during the common hour The X Factor and The Voice shared, The X Factor notched a 2.7, effectively giving The Voice the win for the 8PM hour.

On NBC,  The Voice scored a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, down seven tenths from yesterday's 4.0 18-49 rating. America's Got Talent  earned a 2.9 18-49 rating, which is up from it's last Wednesday original's 2.2 rating and a season high for a Wednesday. The premiere of Guys With Kids earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating

On CBS, Big Brother garnered a 2.0, down a tenth from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Oh Sit!  was even last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

 

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, September 12, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 3.3 10 8.47
NBC The Voice 3.3 11 10.66
CBS Big Brother 2.0 6 6.12
ABC The Middle -R 0.9 3 3.71
CW Oh Sit! 0.4 1 0.93
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8:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 0.9 3 3.01
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9:00 PM NBC America's Got Talent 2.9 8 11.01
ABC Modern Family -R 1.3 4 3.66
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.2 3 5.62
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.70
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9:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 0.9 3 2.74
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10:00PM NBC Guys With Kids 2.2 6 6.28
CBS CSI -R 1.3 4 6.43
ABC Revenge -R 0.6 2 2.51
10:30PM NBC The New Normal -R 1.4 4 3.931

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Late Night Note:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5. 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/.4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

 

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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  • daniel

    The X FActor *

  • Ashley

    I am actually bowing to the Voice +10 million 3 nights in a row?!!! sorry Simon, that is what you get fro trash talking. Its called Karma!

  • CrimTV

    Meanwhile, Oh Sit was even with a 0.4 rating…..

  • steve

    so much for people saying britney would have a massive effect ITS FLOPPED

  • James C.

    I’m just happy that Simon Cowell is not happy.

  • Michael

    Simon Cowell is finished.

  • Sam

    Where are those Britney fans now?

    Pathetic numbers.

  • Nokia

    Yes….the voice….good job NBC…

  • forg

    Underwhelming

  • Alex

    Half hours for those that want them

    8PM
    The Voice – 2.9
    The X Factor – 2.6

    8:30PM
    The Voice – 3.7
    The X Factor – 2.9

    9PM
    America’s Got Talent – 3.0
    The X Factor – 3.7

    9:30PM
    America’s Got Talent – 2.9
    The X Factor – 3.9

  • Klaus

    Well…. I was not expecting that!

    Although some people’s guesses were even more off than mine, it’s still pretty jawdropping to see what I thought would be an easy victory for The X Factor turn into a Voice success. Kudos NBC, after the Monday/Tuesday ratings most of us thought you were nuts to put it against The X Factor. Proven wrong.

  • Hubert

    Oh, for the first time in my life i feel sorry for fox.

  • Sid

    Ouch at The X Factor!

  • cromi

    nice, i hope american idol will be the lone singing competition next year

  • were123

    X Facotr might be called now “The Flop Factor”. A 3.3 is a good rating, but considering how much money they are spending on judges… I’m sure if the show will be back. Then again, it might grow next week, after all it had overlapping audience with The Voice.

  • joel

    Brittney couldn’t compete with Christina 10 years ago so I don’t know why so many thought she’d be The X Factor’s trump card now. Brittney was just a pop star flash in the pan, but my initial reaction to Christina and her dominating vocal ability was that she’s the Barbra Streisand of her generation.

  • maya

    x factor omg

    i will die to see simon reaction

  • John A

    I knew X factor didnt do high numbers when Maskedschedular wasnt boasting on Twitter. Lol at people predicting 5 and 6 in demo.

  • JR

    I watched X Factor, but I don’t know if I’ll be invested in it weekly.

    Overkill with these singing-competition shows.

  • Dennis

    The Voice 10 Million + for 3 nights in a row is amazing….NBC must be delighted

    X Factor flopped but it might increase tonight

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