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Fox Scores Narrow Demo Win as ‘X Factor’ Remains Strong; ABC Has the Top Show of the Night

Oct 6, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Fox came out on top Wednesday night in a tight three-way battle for prime time with CBS and ABC, as “The X Factor” continued to turn in solid ratings, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

For the night overall, Fox was No. 1 in adults 18-49 with a 3.5 average rating, edging CBS (3.3 average) and ABC (3.2). Next in line was Univision (1.7), which beat NBC (1.6).

In total viewers, it was CBS with a narrow win, with 11.9 million to Fox’s 10.2 million, ABC’s 8.9 million, NBC’s 6.9 million and Univision’s 3.7 million.

At 8 p.m. the first hour of "The X Factor" had a 3.7 in the 18-49 demographic, while CBS’s "Survivor" delivered a 3.1. ABC’s "The Middle" and "Suburgatory" had a 2.7 and a 3.0, respectively, in the same demo, while NBC’s "Up All Night" and "Free Agents" registered a 2.2 and a 1.0, respectively. CW’s "H8R" had a 0.4 in the 18-49 demographic for the hour.

At 9 p.m. ABC’s "Modern Family" turned in the biggest number of the night, a 5.6 average rating in 18-49, which was followed by "Happy Endings" with a 2.9. The last half-hour of "The X Factor" and "Raising Hope" on Fox had a 4.3 and a 2.3, respectively, in the same demo. CBS’s "Criminal Minds" rated a 3.8 for the hour, over NBC’s "Harry’s Law" and CW’s "America’s Next Top Model" with 1.2 and a 0.8 .

The 10 p.m. hour went to CBS’s "CSI" with a 2.9, with ABC’s "Revenge" at 2.5 and NBC’s "Law and Order: SVU" at 2.1, all in the 18-49 demographic.

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