Ratings: X Factor Up in Night 2, Rookie Blue Rises With Finale, Quiz Slips Again

The X Factor Premiere RatingsThe second night of The X Factor‘s Season 3 premiere on Thursday drew 6.8 million total viewers and a 2.2 demo rating — up 10 percent and a tenth from Wednesday’s fast nationals.

Versus Season 2’s Night 2, X Factor was off 18 and 29 percent.

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If Big Brother‘s NFL preemption-inflated numbers hold any — per preliminary data, CBS is eying 7.5 mil and a 2.6 — it will again top X Factor in head-to-head competition.

Over on NBC, Night 4 of Ryan Seacrest’s Million Second Quiz drew 4.2 mil and a 1.1, down 19 percent and two tenths from Wednesday and now off a full 35 percent from the show’s launch.

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Rookie Blue‘s season finale copped 5.7 million viewers and a 1.4, up 40 percent week-to-week and hitting a season-high-demo rating pending any adjustments due to NFL preemptions. (The procedural’s year-ago finale did 5.1 mil/1.2.)

A Big Bang Theory repeat reaped the night’s biggest audience, with 8.5 million viewers.

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Any cable finale highlights, as always, will come in much later and be reported under separate cover. UPDATE: Here!

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10 Comments
  1. Mel says:

    Good for Rookie Blue.

  2. bill says:

    I love it. The awful, overhyped X Factor is beaten by a RERUN of Big Bang. Hahahahaha

  3. Chris says:

    I kinda dig the idea, but the

  4. DJ says:

    What you left out is, The X-Factor tied with a RE-RUN of Big Bang Theory in the demo!!!

  5. Jake says:

    Was it just me, of did the “basement” set of Million Dollar Quiz look really cheap and tacky?

  6. Chablis says:

    Again issues with the Million Second Quuz app last night, freezing, questions flying through wo being being able to answer , etc.

    And I think the winner take all is a but flawed. Some of these players will be there for almost two weeks.? 2-4 final players should get some kind of cash award

  7. Steve says:

    People should look at MJS BIG BLOG and see that after 2 episodes, X Factor already has had 3 ‘ringers’ with professional experience, Broadway, other TV contests, and previous recording contracts. Once again, unlike THE VOICE, X Factor tries to hide it and also just alienates viewers. Viewrs like the story of a Carrie Underwood from a small town whos never been on an airplane who makes it big. Someone singing in a hairbrush, not someone with international hits or a Broadway performance. Maybe Simon wants someone who has a chance at being a star. After all Voice winners like Javier and Cassadee had previous albums released.

    As for MDQ, at least American viewers still have some taste (despite making the Kardashians millionaires). I watched the first episode with high hopes and it was so bad, Im one of the ones who never tuned in again

    • S. says:

      Oh please. The Voice hides their ringers too. I’ve seen them do it. So fake. One recruit after another. Also, Cassadee Pope had no business being on that show. She just used the show to go solo. When your band has a song covered on Glee with people talking about how good the original was, you shouldn’t be “auditioning” for The Voice. She just needed her management team to do their jobs and promote her. Instead she got you to vote her some PR. Judith Hill shouldn’t have been on there. Neither should Frenchie Davis. It’s not a show with better contestants, it’s just better produced that X Factor. They’ve tricked you into buying into what they’re selling in a way that Simon only wishes he could. NBC seemed shocked when it hit big. When people are particularly nasty about X Factor, you can tell it’s usually a Voice fan that feels like they have to fight for their show at the expense of all others, including Idol. Rather sad. They’re all different, they all have ringers, and they all manipulate the audience. I’m sick of the venom. People say they want better, undiscovered talent. It’s harder and harder to get that. I can’t help but think they just don’t want to see the man behind the curtain working the machine. We’ve seen Simon’s tricks for far longer and we’re more cynical. That’s his problem.

  8. mike says:

    any word about the ratings for Graceland

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