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TV Ratings: 'X Factor' Rises as 'Survivor' Returns Down in Demo, Up in Viewers

The two reality series dominate the night, while "Big Brother" ends its summer run 14 percent shy of last year's finale.

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Without competition from The Voice, The X Factor saw an uptick in the core adults 18-49 demo and total viewers Wednesday night. The Fox series pulled a 3.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.4 million viewers during the course of its two-hour broadcast, increases of 6 and 11 percent, respectively.

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CBS premiered the latest cycle of Survivor against the X Factor -- and while the veteran competition series was up in total viewers (11.2 million) year over year, it was down three-tenths of a point from last fall's premiere among adults 18-49, posting a 3.1. Big Brother, ending its summer run in a different time slot, was down four-tenths from its previous finale and posted a 2.5 adults rating. The network averaged a 2.8 rating with 18-49-ers and 9.3 million viewers.

Univision and NBC shared third place in the demo with a 1.5 adults rating for the night. NBC's block of encores -- The Voice, Law & Order: SVU and Revolution -- averaged 4.9 million viewers.

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ABC also was in repeats, averaging a 1.1 rating in the demo with 3.6 million viewers during the course of the night.

On The CW, A new episode of Oh Sit!, still immune to reality competition on the bigger broadcast nets, again posted a 0.4 rating with adults 18-49.