Thursday Ratings: X Factor Finale Dramatic Fall vs Last Year

The good news: X Factor ratings rose for the finale, and beat The Sing-Off. The bad news: The numbers are down significantly vs last year.

X Factor was the #1 show in the 9-10 pm hour, airing against mostly repeats.

The Sing-Off ratings were down slightly vs last week.

TVByTheNumbers

On FOX The X Factor finale garnered a 1.7, up four tenths from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, but way down from the 3.1 adults 18-49 rating last year’s finale earned.

On NBC, The Sing-Off earned a 1.2, down a tenth from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49  rating.

8:00PM

CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.8 9 11.13
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 1.7 5 6.20
ABC A Charlie Brown Christmas -R 1.7 6 5.66
NBC The Sing Off (8-9PM) 1.2 4 4.44
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.2 1 0.80

8:30PM

CBS The Millers -R 1.7 5 7.57

9:00PM

NBC Saturday Night Live -R 1.7 5 4.32
ABC The Year (9-11PM) 1.4 4 5.67
CBS The Crazy Ones -R 1.3 4 5.69
CW Reign -R 0.3 1 0.92

9:30PM

CBS Two and a Half Men -R 1.3 4 5.62

10:00 PM

CBS Elementary -R 0.9 3 5.63

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – A Charlie Brown Christmas (R)
Viewers: 6.19 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 11.13 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/ 9 (#1)

NBC – The Sing-Off
Viewers: 4.27 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

Fox – The X Factor (season finale)
Viewers: 5.55 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

CW – The Vampire Diaries (R)
Viewers: 836,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – A Charlie Brown Christmas (R)
Viewers: 6.80 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1)

CBS – The Millers (R)
Viewers: 7.57 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2t)

NBC – The Sing-Off
Viewers: 4.61 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

Fox – The X Factor (season finale)
Viewers: 6.03 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2t)

CW – The Vampire Diaries (R)
Viewers: 771,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (The Year)
Viewers: 5.83 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – The Crazy Ones (R)
Viewers: 5.69 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

NBC – Saturday Night Live: SNL Christmas (R)
Viewers: 4.43 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2t)

Fox – The X Factor (season finale)
Viewers: 6.39 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#1)

CW – Reign (R)
Viewers: 936,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (The Year)
Viewers: 5.51 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3t)

CBS – Two and a Half Men (R)
Viewers: 5.62 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3t)

NBC – Saturday Night Live: SNL Christmas (R)
Viewers: 4.63 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

Fox – The X Factor (season finale)
Viewers: 6.85 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#1)

CW – Reign (R)
Viewers: 900,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (The Year)
Viewers: 5.71 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 5.78 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Saturday Night Live: SNL Christmas (R)
Viewers: 4.43 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (The Year)
Viewers: 5.61 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 5.48 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Saturday Night Live: SNL Christmas (R)
Viewers: 3.78 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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