The X Factor‘s latest coronation ceremony was watched by 6.2 million total people on Thursday night, while scoring a 1.7 demo rating.
While that marks week-to-week gains of 27 and 42 percent (hitting a two-month demo high), versus the Fox singing competition’s year-ago finale, we’re looking at declines of 36 and 45 percent.
For the completists out there, X Factor was down more than 50 percent from Season 1’s finale (12.6 mil/3.8).
In head-to-head competition during the 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s encore of A Charlie Brown Christmas (6.5 mil/1.7) bested The X Factor (5.8 mil/1.5). The Year led out of that with 5.7 mil/1.4, up in audience vs. 2012 but down two tenths in the demo.
Facing off against the first half of X Factor‘s finale, NBC’s The Sing-Off did 4.4 mil and a 1.2, dipping slightly week-to-week (4.6 mil/1.3) but down 20 and 25 percent from its Wednesday outing.
A Big Bang Theory repeat easily led the night in both total viewers (with 11.1 million) and in the demo (scoring a 2.8).