Thursday Ratings: The X Factor Finale Falls Flat

A repeat of The Big Bang Theory got higher ratings than X Factor in the demo during its half hour. That’s sad.  The finale  was down 18 percent from Season 1, and down 37% from The Voice finale.  Entertainment Weekly predicts The Voice could topple American Idol as TV’s highest rated entertainment series when both shows go head to head next year.

VIA TV By The Numbers

On FOX, the finale of The X Factor earned a 3.1, up  from last week’s 2.4, but  down seven tenths from last year’s 3.8 adults 18-49 rating.

8:00PM

FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 3.1 9 9.646
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.8 9 10.923
NBC A White House Christmas 1.6 5 8.462
ABC I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown -R 1.4 4 5.116
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.983

8:30PM

CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.3 7 8.73

9:00PM

CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.7 5 9.377
ABC CMA Country Christmas (9-11PM) 1.5 4 7.28
NBC The Office -R 1.0 3 3.108
CW Beauty And The Beast -R 0.3 1 0.878

9:30 PM

NBC Parks and Recreation -R 0.8 2 2.098

10:00 PM

CBS Elementary -R 1.3 4 6.753
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 0.8 2 3.50

Half Hour Breakdown from Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (R)
Viewers: 4.95 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 10.92 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/ 9 (#1)

NBC – White House Christmas: First Families Remember
Viewers: 8.22 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

Fox – The X Factor (season finale)
Viewers: 8.46 million (#2), A18-49: 2.7/ 8 (#2)

CW – The Vampire Diaries (R)
Viewers: 1.06 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (R)
Viewers: 5.28 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#4)

CBS – Two and a Half Men (R)
Viewers: 8.73 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 7 (#2)

NBC – White House Christmas: First Families Remember
Viewers: 8.71 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

Fox – The X Factor (season finale)
Viewers: 9.44 million (#1), A18-49: 3.0/ 9 (#1)

CW – The Vampire Diaries (R)
Viewers: 910,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – CMA Country Christmas
Viewers: 7.76 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Person of Interest (R)
Viewers: 9.42 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

NBC – The Office (R)
Viewers: 3.11 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

Fox – The X Factor (season finale)
Viewers: 9.88 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/ 9 (#1)

CW – Beauty and the Beast (R)
Viewers: 890,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – CMA Country Christmas
Viewers: 7.37 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Person of Interest (R)
Viewers: 9.33 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Parks and Recreation (R)
Viewers: 2.10 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4)

Fox – The X Factor (season finale)
Viewers: 10.80 million (#1), A18-49: 3.4/ 9 (#1)

CW – Beauty and the Beast (R)
Viewers: 865,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – CMA Country Christmas
Viewers: 7.26 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#1)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 6.99 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Rock Center With Brian Williams
Viewers: 3.22 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – CMA Country Christmas
Viewers: 6.73 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#1t)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 6.52 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#1t)

NBC – Rock Center With Brian Williams
Viewers: 3.78 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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