THE X FACTOR and GLEE were the top two programs of the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens. THE X FACTOR was also the highest rated program of the night in Total Viewers.
· THE X FACTOR: 3.4/11, up +10% from last Thursday
o Last night’s TXF was also up +28% in Adults 18-34 (3.2/12 vs. 2.5/9), +19% in Total Viewers (9.9 vs. 8.3 Mil) and +19% P12-34 (3.1/12 vs. 2.6/10).
o THE X FACTOR delivered its highest rating among Teens (3.1/14) in nearly one year (since 9/29/11).
o In its second half hour THE X FACTOR grew +23% in Adults 18-49 (3.7 vs. 3.0) and +16% in Total Viewers (10.6 vs. 9.1 Mil.) versus its first half hour.
· GLEE: 2.9/8, down -6% from last week but even in Total Viewers (7.4 Mil.)
o In fact, GLEE posted its highest Teens ratings in nearly one year (since 10/4/11) and was up from last week’s premiere by +9% in that demo (3.6/14 vs. 3.3/13).
Due to local market NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC are approximate. The Summer finale of ABC’s Wipeout posted at 1.4/4 at 8pm, up +27% from last week (1.1/4) but down -39% from its Summer 2011 finale (2.3/7 on 9/15/11). Repeats of Grey’s Anatomy (1.3/3) and Scandal (1.0/3) followed at 9pm and 10pm.
CBS aired repeats of Big Bang Theory at 8pm (2.0/7) and 8:30pm (2.4/7), repeats of Two & A Half Men at 9pm (1.8/5) and 9:30pm (1.7/5), and a repeat Person Of Interest at 10pm (1.3/4).
On NBC, a special Saturday Night Live election special posted a 1.6/5 at 8pm, down -69% vs. the comparable special four years ago (5.1/12 on Thu 10/9/08). At 8:30pm, the season two premiere of Up All Night delivered a 1.3/4, down -46% from its premiere last fall (1.3/4 vs. 2.4/7) and down -35% from its Thursday premiere last spring (2.0/5 on 1/12/12). The Office premiered its final season with a 2.1/6 at 9pm, matching its lowest original rating ever and dropping -46% from its premiere last fall (3.9/10 on 9/22/11). Parks & Recreation followed with a 1.7/5, delivering its lowest premiere ever and down -19% from its comparable performance last fall (2.1/6 on 9/22/11). At 10pm, Rock Center with Brian Williams posted a 1.1/3, down -21% from last week (1.4/4).