Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' 'The X Factor' & 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up, No Adjustments for 'America's Got Talent' or 'Guys With Kids'

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September 13th, 2012

 

We already noted the upward adjustment to The X Factor in the preliminary report, but now The Voice has been adjusted up as well, putting the two shows back at an adults 18-49 ratings tie. Big Brother was also adjusted up a tenth vs. the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime 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) 3.4 10 8.73
NBC The Voice 3.4 11 10.89
CBS Big Brother 2.1 6 6.19
ABC The Middle -R 0.9 3 3.61
CW Oh Sit! 0.4 1 0.88
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8:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 0.9 3 2.93
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9:00 PM NBC America's Got Talent 2.9 8 11.05
ABC Modern Family -R 1.3 4 3.69
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.2 3 5.54
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.71
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9:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 1.0 3 2.77
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10:00PM NBC Guys With Kids 2.2 6 6.25
CBS CSI -R 1.3 4 6.49
ABC Revenge -R 0.6 2 2.48
10:30PM NBC The New Normal -R 1.3 4 3.8

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • John A

    I think Fringe had 0.9 for episode 15 and 21. Not that it matters but im fairly sure.

  • Samuel

    It’s a bad debut for X Factor, I admit, but good word-of-mouth and no competition tonight means it might even rise.

  • John A

    But if X Factor is a big flop as is said here Fox will be pulling it then? Lol

  • Alex

    @Potato
    I believe common knowledge is that the cheapest scripted show will likely still be more expensive than a reality show. You just have to pay more people. So, neither the voice or the x factor are flops right now

    Broadly speaking its true that unscripted television tends to be a hell of a lot cheaper than scripted television however I’m not sure how true that holds for shows like The Voice, The X Factor and American Idol which are paying out huge sums for on air talent. Reports are suggesting that American Idol’s new judging panel is going to be pulling in around $40 million combined for one seasons work. Add that to the $15 million Seacrest takes home a season and you’re looking at $55 million for the on air talent alone and that alone is more than the average network show is going to cost. Add in the big producer pay checks, song rights and God knows what else these shows get very expensive. But at the same time I don’t know how much of the pay checks are covered by the networks. I would assume most of it because I’m not sure how else production companies would make the money back from these shows…

    Of course the big plus point these talent shows have in their favour is the amount of hours they produce. So American Idol is spending $55 million for on air talent but its producing at least three hours a week from January-May which obviously no single scripted show is going to be able to do. Its a difficult thing to measure like-for-like. I suspect at this stage Idol, The Voice and The X Factor all cost considerably more than the average scripted show (or indeed most scripted shows) per season but they’re also producing more hours. A lot more hours. And as we’ve seen with The Voice can be dropped into the schedule just about anywhere at moments notice and produce ratings.

  • Michael

    X Factor is just too melodramatic for my liking. Most of the audition process were scripted. Seriously, I rolled my eyes the entire time that guy who was backup singer for Britney Spears was auditioning. It felt so forced! How about those two blondes talking? CRINGE WORTHY!

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    @Michael

    You remind me – X factor season 3 – Madonna for Britney? Anyone ?

  • robin

    In other news oh sit still at 0.4 unstoppable lol

  • zule

    Where are all The Voice haters?…that’s right keep hiding under that rock.

    BTW, the tweaks to the battle rounds, from all accounts, WORK.

  • Trip3

    Samuel word of mouth is pretty bad and as far as competition its up against the first hour AGT finale so we will have to see, but its not looking good.

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    @Holly
    ??. I agree. No comparing.(its stuped to compare reality and drama) My point was that was hit.

  • TONY

    @ZULE

    I am a Voice hater.

    It may be getting good ratings but it’s still absolute TRIPE along with Flop Factor

  • JONNYSBRO

    IMO why doesn’t NBC now scramble and move the Voice to Wednesday-Thursday. Get it away from DWTS and just keep it to slaughter the X Factor and take it off the air. IMO when is SIMON COWELL’S RETURN TO IDOL going to happen. NBC has to be today just so happy. People criticized them for this but hey they were smart. Good move NBC. Simon probably is so angry that them that he wants to get AGT off NBC.

  • Alex

    @Person of Interest
    I am shocked how bad people memory is. Fringe was big hit in first two seasons.

    I too am shocked by how bad people’s memories are. Fringe was a ‘hit’ for one season. Its first season when coincidently it had a huge lead-in from American Idol. The numbers tanked incredibly quickly when it was moved away from its Idol security blanket in season two. By its second episode of season two it was pulling a low-2 (a 2.3) and never rebounded from that.

  • Silvio

    @Person of Interest – TV’S #1 NEW DRAMA
    I am shocked how bad people memory is. Fringe was big hit in first two seasons. Especially first one was 4+ in demo and 10 million viewers average.
    You must put things into perspective, not look at raw numbers only.
    Truth is: Fringe had American Idol and House (huge hit back then) as lead-ins in early seasons. At those times Idol was so big that even Work It would be hit leading out of AI. They moved Fringe to Friday exactly because it was wasting best possible lead-in across all networks.

  • Alex

    @JONNYSBRO
    IMO why doesn’t NBC now scramble and move the Voice to Wednesday-Thursday

    Why would they? The have no reason to move it away from Dancing with the Stars. It easily dominated it last season and there’s nothing to suggest that an all-star version of Dancing (all-star = we’re dead and have no ideas left for reality shows) is going to change things. Plus whilst The Voice held up OK(ish) against The X Factor it didn’t hold up that well. It would do more damage than good to move The Voice.

  • TONY

    Can we stop talking about FRINGE please??

    It’s ridiculous to compare a scripted drama to a reality show

  • JohnnyRico

    X Factor is a highly rated profitable show ergo it is not a flop.

    I am sure for Simon Cowell and his huge ego he may be crushed that he is not beating The Voice or AI ratings but I have a feeling all the execs at Fox are very happy with all the money the show is making them.

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    @Alex who said:
    Broadly speaking its true that unscripted television tends to be a hell of a lot cheaper than scripted television however I’m not sure how true that holds for shows like The Voice, The X Factor and American Idol which are paying out huge sums for on air talent. Reports are suggesting that American Idol’s new judging panel is going to be pulling in around $40 million combined for one seasons work. Add that to the $15 million Seacrest takes home a season and you’re looking at $55 million for the on air talent alone and that alone is more than the average network show is going to cost. Add in the big producer pay checks, song rights and God knows what else these shows get very expensive. But at the same time I don’t know how much of the pay checks are covered by the networks. I would assume most of it because I’m not sure how else production companies would make the money back from these shows…

    Of course the big plus point these talent shows have in their favour is the amount of hours they produce. So American Idol is spending $55 million for on air talent but its producing at least three hours a week from January-May which obviously no single scripted show is going to be able to do. Its a difficult thing to measure like-for-like. I suspect at this stage Idol, The Voice and The X Factor all cost considerably more than the average scripted show (or indeed most scripted shows) per season but they’re also producing more hours. A lot more hours. And as we’ve seen with The Voice can be dropped into the schedule just about anywhere at moments notice and produce ratings.

    Yep. And dramas/sitcoms big plus is syndication where their big money are. But off course the hardest way is to send tv show for syndication.

  • Michael

    What’s going to happen when it competes with “Big Bang Theory” and “2 and Half Men?” Thursday nights are going to be disastrous!

  • Jon23812

    @Michael, TBBT will beat X-Factor, and I think Two and a Half Men, might also.

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