Thursday Final Ratings:'The X Factor' Adjusted Up; 'Wipeout', 'The Next' Adjusted Down

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September 21st, 2012

The X Factor was adjusted up a tenth, Wipeout was adjusted down two tenths and The Next was adjusted down three tenths among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings. Both Wipeout and The Next were pre-mpted for football in local markets.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, September 20, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX The X Factor 3.5/11 10.15
CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.1/7 7.91
NBC SNL Weekend Update Thursday (Season Premiere) 1.6/5 5.15
ABC Wipeout (Season Finale) 1.2/4 3.94
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.3/1 0.79
8:30 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.5/7 9.32
NBC Up All Night (Season Premiere) 1.3/4 3.11
9:00 FOX Glee 2.9/8 7.46
NBC The Office  (Season Premiere) 2.1/6 4.28
CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.8/5 7.41
ABC Grey's Anatomy - R 1.1/3 3.76
CW The Next 0.3/1 0.78
9:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.7/5 7.41
NBC Parks and Recreation (Season Premiere) 1.7/5 3.50
10:00 CBS Person of Interest - R 1.3/4 6.65
NBC Rock Center  With Brian Williams 1.1/3 4.09
ABC Scandal - R 0.9/3 2.99

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

  • Dillan

    Yay for X Factor. And over 10 million!

  • Andy

    I wanted Glee adjusted down! I hate Murphy and the so-called Gleeks!
    The Next has flopped hard. Dayumm

  • Liam

    The Big Bang Theory repeats really well. And when it returns it will crush The X Facor.

  • John

    Man, disappointing to see Parks and Rec’s numbers. That and Community are my favorite shows on TV right now.

  • rob60990

    lmao at NBC’s ratings. What a hot mess. Up All Night never deserved a renewal.

    Not bad for X Factor.

    Decent repeat rating for the Grey’s season finale. Can’t wait for premiere!

  • Billy

    Looks like lots of The Big Bang Theory fans wanted to see the repeat of last year’s season finale at 8:30 to prepare for next week’s season premiere.

  • aiden

    So happy for X Factor the show is really good

  • Christian

    I miss when Glee was the top show in 2010.

  • Allen

    Whitney/Community/Grimm can beat those Thursday numbers!

  • Clarke

    It looks like the X Factor is actually picking up steam. Still not a smash hit but not a flop by any means.

    I’m surprised there isn’t more comments on how badly the Next has bombed. You’d think a singing competition would get better ratings but since it is on the CW it is getting crushed by the competition. Wonder how Joe Jonas feels ?

  • Agnes

    I hope next week that Last Resort does *way* better than Wipeout in that death slot. The pilot was brilliant.

  • Kevin Somerhalder

    @ Andy,

    Get a life.

  • Dan S

    I think Last Resort will surprise a lot of people & do quite well in its premiere. It has good buzz & good promotion & is ideal counter programming to the Comedies & X-F. Hoping it can at least muster a 2.5 or better. Enough has been said about NBC & will need to start from scratch next year. If CBS eventually goes to a 2 Hr comedy block NBC should try for alternate programming at that point.

  • iggy

    Whitney/Community/Grimm can beat those Thursday numbers!

    No they can’t.

  • Ram510

    Wipe Out needs to be wiped off the schedule, make this next season the final season

  • capslocke

    NBC needs to switch Up All Night and Community. Community would do better than 1.3 surely.

  • Mark Wilkins

    CW dropped big in the final ratings, but really nothing to watch tonight unless your into repeats.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I think Last Resort will surprise a lot of people & do quite well in its premiere.”

    I will not be surprised if Last Resort premieres well.

    I will be surprised if it airs a 14th episode.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “NBC needs to switch Up All Night and Community. Community would do better than 1.3 surely.”

    The fact that it finished last spring with ratings of 1.3, 1.4, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4, 1.4, 1.3 somewhat to the contrary.

  • Rebecca

    Still loving P&R. UAN was okay but if it ends soon I’m alright with that (it was nice to see the guy from BFF in a role on UAN though…the one who resembles Colin Firth). The Office was good. After last season I was going to stop watching, but now that it’s in its final season I’ll stick with it. Also love Community, 30R and Go On. Next week TBBT is back. I gave up on Glee.

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