Thursday Ratings: X Factor and Glee Numbers Drop

The X Factor and Glee are both down from last week’s ratings. Oy.

FOX is having a bad season over all, making Glee’s numbers look better by comparison. The ratings gurus are completely confident the musical comedy will be renewed. But it’s still sad to see the show continue to fizzle in primetime. I understand it picks up viewers via DVR and VOD when all is said and done. But still.

As far as X Factor is concerned–it’s been renewed for a 3rd season, and Simon will be forced to overhaul the format AGAIN. New judges, new twists. Blah blah. I’m beginning to believe that this show cannot be saved. At least by Simon Cowell, who has shown a distinct lack of understanding for what appeals to American audiences.

Via TVByTheNumbers

On FOX,  The X Factor earned a 2.4 down 4% from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.  Glee scored a 2.0, down 9%  from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

8:00

CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.4/17 16.77
FOX The X Factor 2.4/7 7.66
ABC Last Resort 1.2/3 5.50
CW Vampire Diaries 1.2/4 2.74
NBC Up All Night 0.9/3 2.85

8:30

CBS Two and a Half Men 4.2/12 13.56
NBC Up All Night 1.1/3 2.65

9:00

ABC Grey’s Anatomy 3.1/8 8.77
CBS Person Of Interest 3.0/8 14.25
FOX Glee 2.0/5 5.26
NBC Take It All 1.2/3 3.90
CW Beauty And The Beast 0.6/2 1.61

10:00

ABC Scandal 2.7/7 7.80
CBS Elementary 2.3/6 10.63
NBC Rock Center 0.9/2 3.43

Half Hour Breakdown Via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – Last Resort
Viewers: 5.68 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 16.77 million (#1), A18-49: 5.4/17 (#1)

NBC – Up All Night
Viewers: 2.85 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#5)

Fox – The X Factor
Viewers: 7.15 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#2)

CW – The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 2.79 million (#5), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Last Resort
Viewers: 5.32 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4t)

CBS – Two and a Half Men
Viewers: 13.56 million (#1), A18-49: 4.2/12 (#1)

NBC – Up All Night
Viewers: 2.65 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4t)

Fox – The X Factor
Viewers: 8.16 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#2)

CW – The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 2.69 million (#5), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 8.58 million (#2), A18-49: 3.0/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Person of Interest
Viewers: 14.51 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Take It All
Viewers: 3.63 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Glee
Viewers: 5.60 million (#3), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#3)

CW – Beauty and the Beast
Viewers: 1.63 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 8.97 million (#2), A18-49: 3.1/ 8 (#1)

CBS – Person of Interest
Viewers: 13.98 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/ 8 (#2)

NBC – Take It All
Viewers: 4.17 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Glee
Viewers: 4.92 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#3)

CW – Beauty and the Beast
Viewers: 1.60 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 8.02 million (#2), A18-49: 2.8/ 7 (#1)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 11.24 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Rock Center With Brian Williams
Viewers: 3.45 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 7.57 million (#2), A18-49: 2.6/ 7 (#1)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 10.02 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Rock Center With Brian Williams
Viewers: 3.41 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

  • Kitwana

    You know Glee is in trouble when you stop hearing all the celebrities lobbying for a guest spot on the show. That has just not been happening as much recently. If Jessica Sanchez is relying on Glee to launch her new CD, then she is in BIG trouble. The show does not have enough viewers and the 18-49 numbers are mediocre.

  • jennyl2

    I honestly can’t understand why Glee is falling. It is the best TV show that ever came out. It’s the only show that can make me cry, laugh, get mad, dance, sing and take the world seriously and not so seriously in all at the same time. This show is unique and it’s sad when it is not understood.

  • http://twitter.com/ItsMyT1me Lori

    I’m one of those initial fans that watches only sporadically now. For me, Glee lost its charm when the original cast “graduated.” I find that the shows I specifically tune into this year are those where the original cast has been highlighted in the trailers and previews. They are the characters I care about. Except for Marley, I don’t even know the names of the new characters. They are just not connecting with me; they are not memorable. Even Marley, I only know because she’s front and center most of the storylines that I’ve watched. She’s okay but if she had been with the original cast, I would not remember her name.

  • jennyl2

    I still love this show this season coz the old cast though not all at once are still in every episode. Plus it is concentrating on the story of the kids instead of Psa like last season. I’m not sure how I’ll feel if the episodes are entirely new cast. Tbh, I don’t care about them that much as well.