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Thursday Final Ratings: 'CMA Country Christmas' Adjusted Down, No Adjustment for 'The X Factor' Finale

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December 21st, 2012

CMA Country Christmas was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 3.1 9 9.66
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.9 9 10.95
NBC A White House Christmas 1.6 5 8.29
ABC I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown -R 1.4 4 5.01
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.99
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.3 7 8.67
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9:00PM CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.7 5 9.41
ABC CMA Country Christmas (9-11PM) 1.4 4 7.21
NBC The Office -R 1.0 3 2.86
CW Beauty And The Beast -R 0.3 1 0.84
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9:30 PM NBC Parks and Recreation -R 0.8 2 2.01
10:00 PM CBS Elementary -R 1.3 4 6.78
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 0.8 2 3.50

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

 
  • Honey Badger

    @ Nicholas R. you are right

    Wow, CBS The Big Bang Theory Repeat BEAT a new FOX The X Factor finale in 18-49 Rating, and beat them by over 2 million viewers!!!
    18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (2.9) / “The X Factor” (2.7)

    Nicholas R.
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 3:19 PM
    The Big Bang Theory REPEAT > The X Factor FINALE in viewers and almost in the 19-49 demo as well… Ouch!

  • Melissa

    @Honey Badger

    Wow, CBS The Big Bang Theory Repeat BEAT a new FOX The X Factor finale in 18-49 Rating, and beat them by over 2 million viewers!!!
    18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (2.9) / “The X Factor” (2.7)

    Do you have difficulty reading? The Big Bang Theory‘s repeat got a 2.9, and The X Factor got a 3.1, not a 2.7. Why do you have such difficulty understanding that?

  • Spen B

    @Melissa

    The 8:00 half-hour rating for the X-Factor was 2.7. So the Big Bang Theory beat it in the slot.

  • Dan S

    I hope that after next season X-Factor moves to summer. It’s just eating up valuable primetime Fox could be using to rebuild their lineup with in the fall. It nearly tied TBBT in the demo & got beat in the total viewers count by a rerun.

  • Melissa

    @Spen B

    The 8:00 half-hour rating for the X-Factor was 2.7. So the Big Bang Theory beat it in the slot.

    Ah, my bad!

  • Honey Badger

    @ Spen B Thank You

    Spen B
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 3:51 PM
    @Melissa

    The 8:00 half-hour rating for the X-Factor was 2.7. So the Big Bang Theory beat it in the slot.

  • Melissa

    The Voice‘s finale beat The X Factor‘s by nearly 2 rating points and 5 million viewers. What does Simon Cowell have to say about that

  • Flame

    TBBT up a tick from 2.8 to 2.9.

  • Honey Badger

    @ Melissa , you are right Simon Cowell has a lot of explaining to do. Nobody trusts him anymore, and his big claims that The X Factor would beat American Idol best ratings and have more than and he would have more 20 million viewers seem comical now.

    8 p.m.
    CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” (rerun) (10.9 million viewers, 6.7/11 households)/”Two and a Half Men” (rerun) (8.7 million, 5.4/9)
    FOX: “The X Factor” season finale (8.9 million, 5.2/8)

    18-4 CBS The Big Bang Theory Repeat BEAT a new FOX The X Factor finale in 18-49 Rating, and beat them by over 2 million viewers!!!

    18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (2.9) / “The X Factor” (2.7)

    CBS The Big Bang Theory Repeat BEAT a new FOX The X Factor finale in 18-49 Rating, and beat them by over 2 million viewers!!!

    And 9:00PM NBC The Voice Finale just 2 days earlier 4.9 18-49 rating / 14.13 million viewers

    Add to this , CBS has been running Survivor against FOX: “The X Factor”, and Survivor has been beating it the last few weeks in ratings and viewers

    Melissa
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 3:54 PM
    The Voice‘s finale beat The X Factor‘s by nearly 2 rating points and 5 million viewers. What does Simon Cowell have to say about that

  • Networkman

    WOW! X-Factor is still not able to garner over 10 million viewers. And I am satisified to see that The Big Bang Theory actually beat it in the demo.

  • HalCapone

    One can only hope The Voice will follow the trajectory of those equally cheesy singing competition shows in subsequent showings: down, down, down. I will only be happy when the cancellation bear feasts on all of these abominations that have absolutely nothing to do with “reality”. All everyone ever talks about are the celebrity judges whose careers have peaked, not about the competitors. Cancel all these singing competitions!!!! Put real actors and writers to work.

  • Honey Badger

    @ Networkman – I agree, and it was delicious to see a REPEAT The Big Bang Theory on CBS beat a new “The X Factor” Finale on Fox in both ratings and viewers. Ouch for Fox

    Networkman
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 4:52 PM
    WOW! X-Factor is still not able to garner over 10 million viewers. And I am satisified to see that The Big Bang Theory actually beat it in the demo.

  • Kangarookeeper

    Even the appearance of No Direction couldn’t save this over-produced piece of crap.

  • robrab14

    wow! so many people here really hate xfactor. what pleasure is there in running down struggling shows and hoping they get cancelled? i actually enjoy the show very much and there are obviously millions of viewers/fans of the show.

  • Kangarookeeper

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/12/21/x-factor-finale-ratings-2/#disqus_thread

    Check out the comments section at the bottom. Even I was surprised at how much people hate the over-produced X-Factor.

  • Austin Lauran

    Would a poster on this website be considered a normal poster if they don’t trash shows that they don’t watch & aren’t trolling or are they not acting normal?

  • Michael

    @robrab14
    The X-Factor isn’t a “struggling” show as much as it is a show that’s underperforming expectations. If Simon wasn’t so cocky in pitting X-Factor against The Voice and American Idol and if it didn’t have an iconic judge (Spears), then I suspect its ratings would not get nearly as much criticism. In some ways, Simon instigated this battle and lost, and now people are happy he is forced to eat a little crow. Enjoy your show; it’s already renewed for another season! I wish I could say the same thing about my favorite.

  • robrab14

    @michael
    i agree with you; so what’s your favorite?

  • Michael

    @robrab14
    Not to start any wars, but my favorite is Scandal.

  • BigFlop

    tbbt ratings sound strange. x-factor is horrible. The Vampire Diaries proves that it has less than 1 million fans, horrible too (you should stop tweeting and watch the show once in a while) :)

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