TVLine Items: White Collar Alum Joins Sorkin Show, X Factor Finale Beats The Voice and More!

HBO’s The Newsroom has made another hire: White Collar and Parks and Recreation grad Natalie Morales has landed a guest stint on the Aaron Sorkin drama, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

The actress, whose credits also of course include The Middleman, will play Kaylee, the girlfriend of Dev Patel’s newsroom staffer, Neal.

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* The X Factor concluded its rookie season with 12.4 million total viewers and a 3.8 demo rating, surging 25 and 13 percent, respectively, week-to-week. (Fox notes that Thursday night’s results show outperformed The Voice‘s season finale by 13 and 3 percent.) Across its freshman run, X Factor averaged 12.4 million viewers and a 4.2 rating.

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* In other Thursday ratings news, NBC’s Prime Suspect, with 4.4 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, grew 10 and 11 percent opposite all-repeat competition.

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* And in yet more ratings news, the Season 1 finale of FX’s American Horror Story scared up the drama’s most-watched episode to date, drawing 3.22 million total viewers. It also ranked as Wednesday’s top cable program in delivery of the coveted 18-49 crowd.

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