Fox wins Wednesday as ‘X Factor’ grows
Reality show averages a 2.9 in 18-49s, up 12 percent
November 15, 2012
It was close, but Fox pulled off another Wednesday night victory over CBS.
Fox averaged a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating and 8 share in primetime last night, according to Nielsen, 7 percent ahead of No. 2 CBS at 2.7/7.
Fox’s entire night was taken up by “The X Factor,” growing 12 percent over last week’s 2.6, though it was not the night’s highest-rated show.
That distinction once again went to ABC’s “Modern Family,” which drew a 4.6 at 9 p.m. CBS’s “Criminal Minds” was the night’s No. 2 show with a 3.0 at 9 p.m.
The season premiere of NBC’s “Whitney” drew a 1.4 at 8 p.m. That was lower than the show’s 1.6 average last year in the same timeslot, though it did mark NBC’s highest rating for a regularly scheduled show in the slot since the final week of September.
Second-year comedy “Whitney” replaces the now-canceled “Animal Practice.”
At 10 p.m. NBC’s “Chicago Fire” declined 27 percent from last week’s season high, when it aired behind a special episode of “The Voice,” to a 1.6.
ABC’s “Nashville” fell 10 percent week to week to a 1.8. Both new dramas recently earned full-season pickups.
CBS’s “CSI” continued to win the timeslot, drawing a 2.4 last night.
Fox was first for the night among 18-49s with a 2.9 average overnight rating and an 8 share. CBS was second at 2.7/7, ABC third at 2.5/7, Univision fourth at 1.6/4, NBC fifth at 1.5/4, CW sixth at 1.1/3 and Telemundo seventh at 0.5/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Forty-six percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
At 8 p.m. Fox led with a 2.9 for "Factor," followed by CBS with a 2.6 for "Survivor." ABC was third with a 2.2 for "The Middle" (2.5) and "The Neighbors" (1.9), Univision fourth with a 1.6 for "Por Ella Soy Eva," NBC fifth with a 1.3 for "Whitney" (1.4) and "Guys With Kids" (1.3), CW sixth with a 1.2 for "Arrow" and Telemundo seventh with a 0.4 for "Rosa Diamante."
ABC jumped to first at 9 p.m. with a 3.5 for "Family" (4.6) and "Suburgatory" (2.4), while CBS and Fox tied for second at 3.0, CBS for "Criminal Minds" and Fox for more "X Factor." Univision was fourth with a 1.7 for "Amores Verdaderos," NBC fifth with a 1.6 for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," CW sixth with a 1.0 for "Supernatural" and Telemundo seventh with a 0.5 for "Corazon Valiente."
CBS led at 10 p.m. with a 2.4 for "CSI," with ABC second with a 1.8 for "Nashville." NBC was third with a 1.6 for "Fire," Univision fourth with a 1.5 for "Amor Bravio" and Telemundo fifth with a 0.6 for "Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal" (0.7) and "El Rostro de la Venganza" (0.5).
Among households, CBS was first for the night with a 6.9 average overnight rating and an 11 share. ABC and Fox tied for second at 5.0/8, NBC was fourth at 3.5/5, Univision fifth at 2.0/3, CW sixth at 1.9/3 and Telemundo seventh at 0.7/1.
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