Ratings: Survivor's Return Tops Night, Big Brother Finale Down, X Factor Steady

Ratings Survivor Blood Vs WaterThe premiere of Survivor: Blood Vs. Water on Wednesday drew 9.5 million total viewers and a 2.6 rating — down double digits from last fall’s Philippines launch (11.4 mil/3.2) but up from the onset of February’s Caramoan edition (9 mil/2.4) and topping the night in the demo.

Leading out of that, the Big Brother finale retained 6.7 mil/2.4, down 9 percent and a tenth from last summer’s closer. (Read our recap.)

Over on NBC, the penultimate Million Second Quiz (4.9 mil/1.2) ticked up a tenth from Tuesday, while the America’s Got Talent (11.3 mil/2.5) improved on last year’s finale by 7 percent and a tenth.

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Fox’s The X Factor matched last Wednesday’s demo number (2.2) while adding a few eyeballs (6.6 mil).