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TV Ratings Thursday: 'The X Factor' Tumbles, 'Million Second Quiz' Finale Rises, 'Wipeout' Up

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September 20th, 2013

Million Second Quiz Finale

Scoreboard CBS FOX NBC ABC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.0/3 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.9/3 1.1/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.720 4.458 5.068 4.518 3.144 0.687

 

Last night’s Thursday Night Football game (Chiefs/Eagles) was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in Kansas City (Million Second Quiz aired on an independent channel)  and the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia. As a result, the ABC and NBC numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.

CBS was number 1 in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.

On FOX, The X Factor earned a  series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating down 14 percent from a 2.2 for last week's two hour episode.

On NBC, The Million Second Quiz finale scored a 1.4 up  27 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  the season finale of Wipeout garnered a 1.2 up 9 percent from a 1.1 for September 5's two hour episode.

 

Overnight ratings for Thursday, September 19, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.1/7 8.84
FOX The X Factor 1.9/6 6.07
NBC The Million Second Quiz (8-10PM) -  Finale 1.4/4 5.42
ABC Wipeout 1.2/4 4.41
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.2/1 0.56
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.6/5 7.03
9:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.2/6 7.91
ABC Grey's Anatomy - R  1.4/4  5.06
FOX Dads - R 1.2/3 3.02
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.2/1 0.56
9:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.7/5 6.60
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.1/3 2.67
10:00 ABC Scandal - R 1.2/4 4.07
CBS Elementary - R 1.0/3 4.97
NBC Valerie's Story: A Meredith Viera Special 1.0/3 4.36

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In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

 

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.
 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
 
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
 
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).
 
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
 
 

 

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  • Samuel

    Wow, X Factor is dead..

  • CBSviewer

    Series low for X-Factor ?

  • James

    They should just repeat The X Files instead. I bet it would rate better.

  • Andrew Dias

    I know this is stupid, but Scandal not only matched Grey’s repeat in demo but surpassed it in viewers.

    Scandal.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Goodbye X Factor, hello more scripted content next year (hopefully)!

  • TVMAN

    OUCH for XFactor… FOX needs to remove the Thursday show & make it one day.

  • rob60990

    Are you sure about those X Factor ratings? Berman has different numbers and that drop seems very severe.

  • John A

    Berman ratings for X Factor were 1.7/2.0?

  • PurpleDrazi

    Wow at X Factor. Quick, somebody check it’s pulse!

  • A

    That X Factor number is wrong.

  • rob60990

    @Andrew, no it didnt. Greys repeat rating isnt even there. It got a 1.4 according to Berman.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Andrew Dias – There is no number listed above for Grey’s Anatomy. Also, both are subject to adjustments due to preemptions.

  • ABCDEF

    The X Factor did 1.9.

  • BrieK

    X Factor and Idol should move to one night only like DWTS. I’m really interested in how The Voice does. People may be bored with singing.

  • Justin121

    Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch @ X-Factor.

    Biggest ouch I’ve ever said :D

  • Mon

    X-Factor got 3.5/11 and 10.15 million viewers Sept 20 last yeat. It loooks l;ike a mistake letting Britney go. TBBT repeat at 8pm steady versus a year ago but might adjust up in the finals.

  • gg

    I agree the XF seems suspiciously low. Might be a typo. Regardless, that’s still should br concerning to Fox. I mean it can’t even beat a repeat of TAAHM .

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel

    The X Factor did a 1.9. Sorry about the typo.

  • gg

    lol I just saw XF ratings corrected after my post.

  • Justin121

    OK slightly smaller ‘ouch’ since X-Factor was corrected from a 1.5 to a 1.9, but still…

    An ouch.

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