Thursday Ratings: ‘X Factor’ Puts Fox Over the Top Again; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Loses a Large Chunk of Its Audience

Sep 30, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Even with CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” claiming honors as the night’s top-rated show, Fox got enough out of its new singing competition “The X Factor” to take another overall win in the 18-49 demo, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

Fox averaged a 3.9 rating for the night in adults 18-49, beating CBS (3.0 average), ABC (2.6) and NBC (2.1). CBS squeaked ahead in total viewers, averaging 12.3 million to 11.9 million for Fox, 8.4 million for ABC and 5.2 million for NBC. The numbers were still being adjusted, and direct comparisons may be inaccurate.

“X Factor” was down about 12% from last Thursday’s premiere, with a 3.9 average rating in 18-49 for its two hours from 8-10 p.m. At 8 p.m. CBS’s “Big Bang” led the way with a 4.8 average, followed by the series premiere of "How to Be A Gentleman" with a 2.7. NBC’s "Community" and "Parks & Recreation" had a 1.8 and a 2.1, respectively, while ABC’s "Charlie’s Angels" sank to a 1.5 in the 18-49 demo, just ahead of CW’s "The Vampire Diaries" with a 1.3 in the same demo for the hour.

“Charlie’s Angels” was down a hefty 29% from its premiere numbers a week earlier.

At 9 p.m. ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy" logged a 3.5 in the 18-49 demo, which was better than the NBC duo of "The Office" (3.4) and "Whitney" (2.5). CBS’s "Person of Interest" had a 2.7 in the 18-49 demo for the hour, and CW’s "The Secret Circle" had a 0.9.

The 10 p.m. hour went to the season premiere of ABC’s "Private Practice" with a 2.8 in the 18-49 demographic. CBS’s "The Mentalist" had a 2.5 in the same demo and NBC’s "Prime Suspect" settled for a 1.5.

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