Wednesday & Thursday Ratings: X Factor and Glee Dip

Nielsen had a problem processing Wednesday’s ratings. The final numbers finally came out this morning. Also, Thursday’s numbers.  Glee and X Factor ratings are both down from last week. Nashville and Survivor were up from last week.

Via TVByTheNumbers

FOX won the night with adults 18-49, but CBS led with total viewers. On FOX, The X Factor earned a 2.8, down a tenth from last week’s 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Survivor: Philippines scored a 2.9, up two tenths from last week’s 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Grammy Nominations Concert earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Nashville notched a 1.9, up from its last originals 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.


CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.9 8 10.638
FOX The X Factor (8-10 PM) 2.8 8 8.253
ABC The Middle 2.3 7 7.98
NBC Whitney 1.3 4 3.921
CW Arrow 1.1 3 3.348


ABC The Neighbors 1.9 5 6.422
NBC Guys With Kids 1.4 4 3.593

9:00 PM

CBS Criminal Minds 3.0 8 11.326
ABC Modern Family -R 2.9 8 8.356
NBC Law And Order SVU 1.6 4 6.155
CW Supernatural 0.9 3 2.058


ABC Suburgatory 2.2 6 6.087


NBC Chicago Fire 1.9 5 7.21
ABC Nashville 1.9 5 5.951
CBS The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! 1.5 4 5.408

And Thursday’s preliminary ratings via TVByTheNumbers

The X Factor earned a 2.4, down three tenths from last week’s 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Glee scored a 2.1, down a tenth from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.


CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.3 16 17.413
FOX The X Factor 2.4 7 7.719
ABC Last Resort 1.2 4 5.741
NBC 30 Rock 1.1 3 3.329
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.1 3 2.4


CBS Two and a Half Men 4.2 12 14.216
NBC Up All Night 1.2 3 2.935


CBS Person Of Interest 3.2 9 14.983
ABC Grey’s Anatomy 3.0 8 8.927
FOX Glee 2.1 6 5.456
NBC The Office 2.1 6 4.175
CW Beauty And The Beast 0.5 1 1.413

9:30 PM

NBC Parks and Recreation 1.5 4 3.275

10:00 PM

ABC Scandal 2.5 7 7.389
CBS Elementary 2.3 6 10.943
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.0 3 3.58

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  • Eric Mitchell

     Nice to see Survivor still winning it’s time slot.

  • Nicole Overstreet

    Glee didn’t drop as bad as I thought. I honestly thought it would of been like the numbers for Dynamic Duets because there was a thing going around tumblr where ‘Brittana fans’ were going to boycott the episode for some reason. I have no clue. I’ve honestly lost respect for the Brittana fandom. I am gonna admit there are few nice ones out there.

  • chearts77

    How did FOX win the night on Wed?  CBS had a better rating and viewership.  

  • idolgleek92

    Glee’s got a solid steady fanbase there. Dynamic Duets was so bad because it was on Thanksgiving, no other reason. Otherwise they’ve been pulling in 5-6 million every episode, so I’m glad it’s staying steady. 

  • Larc

    Whatever happened to the 20M viewers Simon claimed XF would get?  These days, he’s having a long, hard climb to reach the middle.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Maybe Xfactor needs a couple of these guys as judges.

    ‘Duck Dynasty’ finale shatters records, tops broadcast

    “In the final national ratings, which were just released this morning by
    Nielsen, Duck Dynasty delivered 6.5 million viewers — the cable
    network’s top telecast ever. The swampy docu-series also set a record among
    adults 18-49, earning a 3.0 rating in the valuable demo — topping shows like
    CBS’ Survivor, ABC’s Nashville and Fox’s The X-Factor, while matching CBS’ Criminal Minds (ABC’s Modern Family was a repeat, which helped). That also means Duck Dynasty won its 10 p.m. time period outright.”

  • elliegrll

    The Grammy Awards nomination show only drew a 1.5 among the key demo, so that brought down the ratings for the whole night.

  • mjsbigblog

    I honestly thought it would of been like the numbers for Dynamic Duets because there was a thing going around tumblr where ‘Brittana fans’ were going to boycott the episode for some reason. 

    The “I’m done with this show FOREVAH” crowd rarely are. That’s certainly something I’ve learned from running an entertainment blog these last few years. lol.

  • fantoo1

    Wow a 12 year old show beat The X Factor.

  • girlygirltoo

    I think Survivor has beaten XF every week. This isn’t a 1-time thing.

    Seems like BBT is only show drawing any kind of ratings on these nights, though. (What does Modern Family draw when it isn’t in repeats)?

  • Allison

    Dynamic Duets got bad ratings because it was so silly, as to be embarrassing, besides being on Thanksgiving.

  • idolgleek92

    Not really. Most casual fans have no idea what the episode will be about ahead of time anyway. Also, that episode got great reviews and a lot of Glee’s online fandom loved it. Thanksgiving would’ve doomed any episode, even the very best…it’s the reason scripted shows don’t normally air then. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Simon may have boasted that the X-Factor has already been renewed for next season, but as the ratings continue to decline this year, they will have to offer ads at an even lower price. Looks like the recruiting of Demi and Britney didn’t raise the ratings in the 18-49 at all.

  • Leandro

    It’s so funny how XF-UK, aired in a country with 1/5 of the american population, on the season that has the worst ratings, still has more viewers than XF-USA.