Ratings: X Factor Rises, Survivor Returns Down But Outdraws Simon & Co.

Fox’s The X Factor, after having to split the singing show vote with NBC’s The Voice last week, this Wednesday enjoyed an uptick, drawing 9.4 million total viewers and a 3.4 rating, marking gains of 8 percent and a tenth of a point.

While X Factor led the night in the coveted 18-49 demo, it was the season premiere of Survivor: Philippines that drew the biggest crowd with 11.2 million total viewers — a 7 percent bump from last September and the long-running series’ best premiere audience in two years.

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That said, Survivor was down two tenths in the demo (to 3.1) versus its year-ago opener, hitting an all-time low for a fall premiere.

Leading out of Survivor‘s 90-minute launch, the Big Brother finale did 7.4 mil and a 2.5, down 9 and 19 percent year over year and hitting a summer finale low.

Elsewhere, an encore of NBC’s Revolution added 4.5 million viewers to the adventure-drama’s premiere-week haul.

COMING NEXT WEDNESDAY: The season premieres of ABC’s The Middle, Modern Family and The Neighbors (new), CBS’ Criminal Minds and CSI and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, plus the time slot premieres of NBC noobs Animal Practice and Guys With Kids.