FOX 2-hour 'The X Factor' has winning Thursday


Airing the final two hours of THE X FACTOR Boot Camp round, FOX won its third consecutive Thursday night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Teens. 

In addition, FOX posted its biggest margin of victory over the #2 network (+31%) on Thursdays so far this season among Adults 18-49.

THE X FACTOR:  3.8/10, down only one tenth (-3%) despite losing audience in Detroit and New York this week due to the ALDS baseball game during primetime (Tigers vs. Yankees) Note that THE X FACTOR has gone up in the finals after every telecast so far, so it’s likely that last night’s ratings will be up a tenth or two this afternoon. 

Last night’s THE X FACTOR was up +7% in Adults 18-34 (3.0 vs. 2.8) versus last Thursday

THE X FACTOR grew in every half hour and gained +35% in its last half hour versus its first (3.1 > 3.9 . 4.0 > 4.2) in Adults 18-49.

Following a low-rated Charlie’s Angels (1.2/4, down -20%), ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (3.0/8, down -17%) delivered its lowest original rating ever, and through three weeks is down -24% versus its comparable performance last fall (3.7/10 vs. 4.9/13). Private Practice (2.2/6) was down -21% from last week’s season premiere (2.8/7).

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (4.4/13, down -10%) posted its lowest rating so far this season. At 830p, new comedy How To Be a Gentleman (2.5/7) dipped -7% versus its debut last week (2.7/8) and through two weeks has retained only 55% of its Big Bang Theory lead-in. Person of Interest (2.5/6, down -7%) delivered its lowest performance to date at 9p, while The Mentalist (2.7/7, up +4%) closed out the night on par with its prior average.

Following low-rated episodes of Community (1.5/5, down -17%) and Parks & Recreation (1.9/5, down -10%), NBC’s The Office (3.1/8, down -11%) posted its lowest original rating in six and a half years (2.3/5 on Tuesday 4/26/2005). Whitney (2.3/6) dropped -8% from last week’s episode. Prime Suspect (1.5/4) was flat with last week’s performance.

(source; FOX)