via press release:
THE PREMIERE OF THE 25TH EDITION OF “SURVIVOR” POSTS GROWTH OVER LAST FALL AND IS WEDNESDAY’S #1 SHOW IN VIEWERS AND
“Survivor: Philippines” Tops “X-Factor” in Viewers and Adults 25-54
in Each Common Half-Hour
The Finale of “Big Brother” Sweeps its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demographics
The 25th edition of SURVIVOR was Wednesday’s #1 program in viewers, up +5% from last fall, and topped “X-Factor” in viewers and adults 25-54 in each common half-hour, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sept. 19.
SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES SPECIAL (S) was first in households (6.6/11), viewers (11.22m), adults 25-54 (4.5/12) and second in adults 18-49 (3.1/10, -0.2 behind FOX) from 8:00-9:30 PM. This is the largest audience for an opening episode of SURVIVOR since SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA in September 2010. Compared to the first episode of SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC last September, CBS was up +3% in households (from 6.4/10) and added +480,000 viewers (from 10.74m, +5%). SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES SPECIAL (S) was the night’s #1 program in viewers and adults 25-54.
From 9:30-11:00 PM, the season finale of BIG BROTHER was first in households (4.4/07), viewers (7.42m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08), adults 18-49 (2.5/07) and adults 18-34 (1.7/05)
For the night, CBS was tied for first in adults 25-54 (3.9/10, with FOX) and a very close second in viewers (9.32m, -0.06 behind FOX) and adults 18-49 (2.8/05).
In the common two hours, CBS beat FOX in viewers (10.37m vs. 9.38m, +11%) and adults 25-54 (4.2/11 vs. 3.9/10, +8%).
Updated ratings will be available this afternoon.