Thursday Final Ratings: 'The X Factor' Adjusted Up; 'Million Second Quiz', 'Wipeout' & 'Valerie's Story' Adjusted Down

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September 20th, 2013

Million Second Quiz Champion

The X Factor was adjusted up a tenth while Wipeout was adjusted down three tenths, Valerie's Story was adjusted down two tenths and The Million Second Quiz was adjusted down one tenth. among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday, September 19:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R (8-8:31PM) 2.2/8 8.95
FOX The X Factor 2.0/7 6.43
NBC The Million Second Quiz (8-10PM) -  Finale 1.3/4 4.95
ABC Wipeout - Season Finale 0.9/3 3.70
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.2/1 0.75
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R (8:31-9:01PM) 1.6/5 7.03
9:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R (9:01-9:31PM) 2.2/7 8.01
FOX Dads - R 1.2/3 2.89
ABC Grey's Anatomy - R 0.9/3 3.70
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.2/1 0.57
9:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R (9:31-10:01PM) 1.8/5 6.73
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.0/3 2.46
10:00 CBS Elementary - R 1.0/3 5.00
NBC Valerie's Story: A Meredith Viera Special 0.8/2 3.81
ABC Scandal - R 0.8/2 2.86

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Ultima

    Maybe TBBT can have a show where they explain the rules of MSQ?

    What was so hard about the game? You sit in a chair earning money and compete in quiz duels.

    If you lose, you either go to winner’s row if you have more money than the 4th place person (they are eliminated with nothing), otherwise you are eliminated with nothing. Either way, the winner of the duel goes in the money chair and starts at $0.

    The top four in winner’s row are also playing along and whoever answers the most questions that day gets to choose who among them participates in the big duel at the end of the broadcast show. The winner of that duel gets their opponent’s money added to their own and gets to go back to the money chair to try and win more (and has a guaranteed a spot back on winner’s row, obviously).

    After a million seconds, the top four cash out and compete in single elimination duels for the grand prize of $2 million.

  • rob60990

    Robert Greenblatt has renewed his contract with NBC for 4 more years. Honestly, in the 2 years he’s been at NBC, he hasn’t done much to turn things around.

  • John A

    Yeah Glee with X Factor lead in will really struggle.

  • Mon

    Why don’t you explain that to me like I am five? ;)

  • Nick29

    It’s funny people saying Britney didn’t bring increased ratings when the first year of Xfactor didn’t have another singing show in the same week let alone the same time on premiere. Last years xfactor had way more buzz because of Britney and was getting way higher ratings at the same time last year while competing against The Voice.

  • John


    King & Maxwell cancelled after one season by TNT.

  • Mike

    Next Thursdays ratings I predict

    The X factor: 1.9
    Glee: 2.4

    Parks and recreation: 1.9
    Michael j fox show: 4.2
    Parenthood: 2.2

    Greys anatomy: 3.9
    Scandal: 3.5-3.9

    Big Bang theory: 5.3
    Crazy ones: 4.7
    Two and a half men: 4.0
    Elementary: 3.3

  • harry

    sadly, scandal is not coming back until Oct. So next week will be no scandal

  • Justin121

    “Honestly, in the 2 years he’s been at NBC, he hasn’t done much to turn things around.”

    He stopped NBC from going into the black hole it was headed to.

    Both Parenthood and Parks and Recreation would’ve been dead by now under worse management.

    He gave NBC Chicago Fire, Revolution, and the upcoming Chicago PD and The Blacklist.

    The Voice start coinsides with his era. Again, could’ve gone wrong under worse management.

    Good enough for two years, if you ask me.

  • Oliver

    Greenblatt’s NBC has developed 0 genuine hits, whether unscripted or scripted. Chicago Fire and Grimm are marginal performers, while it remains to be seen what happens to Revolution. NBC’s new shows, especially their comedies, have declined in quality under his leadership.

    You can’t judge a network head on their upcoming shows. You don’t know how they will do until they’re on the air.

  • Scandalfan

    X-FACTOR needs to change Judges and ASAP. Let Simon be the only Judge.

  • Justin121

    Thanka for reminding me of Grimm.

    Yes, Grimm and Chicago Fire are genuine hits. And he oversaw The Voice becoming a mega hit after the Super Bowl and delievering huge ratings for four seasons going on six.

    Upcoming as in next week, The Blacklist is expected to be the #1 new show and Chicago PD is almost certainly a hit by virtue of association with as a goodwill a brand.

  • lrochelle

    I’m calling BS on you Jonathan: a 2.89 is not almost beating a 4.95. Nice try. MSQ was unique and fun to watch and surely will continue to develop. That is what is so unique about it, it is a living breathing entity and has the ability to evolve with its contestants. Ryan Seacrest knows how to nurture this type if organism. I hope it is even more daring next season.

  • lrochelle

    p.s. to those of you comparing MSQ to WWTBAM, just a reminder that it was not a ratings sweep its first season either. Just breath. Somethings need time to settle before they can grow. I’m rooting for MSQ’s success.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Irochelle: I’m calling BS on you calling BS on Jonathan. He was talking about the adults 18-49 rating and he was right!

  • Nick

    The problem with X Factor is that Simon made changes that were entirely unnecessary. The first season was by far the best; the judges were great and so was the production. Season 2 was okay with Britney, but then Simon decides to bring back the two weak spots – Mario and Demi – for season 3. And on top of that, he brings in Paulina Rubio, who is even worse. Simon really messed things up, and while I kind of feel bad, it’s hard to because it’s all his fault. He should’ve just stuck with the original panel – he wanted better ratings than it was getting in season 1, but in reality, those ratings were phenomenal compared to the ratings its getting now.

  • Nick

    I feel bad for the X factor, this season is kind of boring but I really love Kelly Rowland, never imagined she could be that great at judging. On the other hand there is glee I would say that everyone will care about the first 4 episodes, apparently episode 4 is called “Katy vs Gaga” and that will bring FOR SURE a lot of people of both fan bases (me included)

  • Andrew

    If X Factor gets cancelled after this season Simon Cowell can always get his job back at American Idol. I’m sure AI would be happy to take him back.

  • AndyintheUK

    Looks like we’ll be seeing Cowell back full time on next years UK X-Factor as the UK version is averaging 8.5-9 million in a country with one fifth of the USA population…it could be a horrible fall for US X-Factor when new TBBT starts next week..

  • JSunkist

    Oh Wipeout :-\

    Glad it’ll be back for Season 7

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