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.

  • Bookworm

    Glee doesn’t have to beat any of the other shows, correct but it’s been the top spot for 9pm and I just think that it will be ending this week for sure.

    Grey is a powerhouse still. In it’s 8th season it still goes for the top spot in that time slot; it really is the show to beat. POI is the only show to give it some competition in that last few years.It was a killer in first few seasons.

  • Travis

    Winning the hour is just PR spin because how well an ABC show or a CBS show does has little to no effect on a FOX show’s chance of getting renewal. I’m not even saying that Grey’s and POI won’t go 1 and 2 because that’s a safe bet, but those accomplishments mean very little when it comes to the big picture.

  • Mark

    You’re right, Glee won’t make it to season 8 because the creators probably don’t want it to go much past season 5 (Ryan Murphy has said as much), so go ahead and pat yourself on the back for being oh so smart.

  • FoxKid

    @Oscar. Glee cannot make an eight-year season. Season 5 or 6 is still possible.

    I love Grey’s Anatomy, P&R and GLEE! I don’t know what show will win! But I have high hopes for this three shows! :D

  • NJLeeLee

    Scandal had a very poor opening. I think it needs to move to 9:00 slot. Too fast and frenetic for 10:00. I had to concentrate hard to keep up with scenes and dialog. I could not fall asleep. Just saying. I hope TPTB are reading this suggestion.

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