In its second night of the season, Fox's The X Factor
was down 6% from Wednesday's two-hour premiere to a 3.2 rating in the adults
18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. Without direct competition from The Voice, the one-hour broadcast rose 19% from Wednesday's 8-9 p.m. portion (3.2 vs. 2.7). Glee's fourth
season debut was down in its move to Thursday and minus several original cast members, falling 18% from last season's premiere to a 3.3
Fox was able to win the night with an overall 3.2 rating/9
The finale of NBC's America's Got Talent, airing out
of its regular timeslot, was down 33% from last year to a 2.4. The fall
premiere of Rock Center drew a 1.4, its highest rating for a regular
broadcast. NBC finished in second with a 2.0/6.
CBS took third with a 1.6/5. Big Brother was down 13%
to a 2.0.
ABC's Wipeout tied its lowest rating ever with a 1.1,
down 21% from last week. ABC finished with a fourth-place 0.8/2.
The CW's The Next was even with its last airing with
a 0.2, giving the network an overall 0.3/1.