Ratings: X Factor Climbs Again, Glee Steady, NBC Comedy Premieres Mostly Drop

Fox’s The X Factor saw a second straight night of week-to-week growth on Thursday, drawing 9.9 million total viewers and a 3.4 demo rating — up 19 and 10 percent from its season opener, Part 2.

Leading out of that, Glee matched its season-opening audience of 7.4 mil while dipping just 6 percent in the demo (to a 2.9).

Over on NBC, the premiere of its Thursday comedy line-up alas resulted in some frowny faces.

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Leading out of the SNL Election Special (5.2 mi/1.6), Up All Night returned to 3.14 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating, which is down some 40 percent from its regularly scheduled Season 1 premiere (but off just two tenths in the demo from its freshman finale). The Office‘s final season premiere built on that, rising to 4.32 mil/2.1, which is also down more than 40 percent year over year, while falling just shy of its May finale.

Parks and Recreation then opened its new season with 3.52 mil and a 1.7, which is right on par with its finale yet down about 15 percent from its previous premiere.

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