TV Ratings: 'X Factor' Rises for Fox, ABC's Wednesday Line-up Returns Low

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X Factor rebounded slightly from its Nov. 9 dip last night, nabbing a 3.8 rating in adults 18-49. Performances from the top 10 also averaged 11.2 million viewers over the course of the two-hour broadcast.  

And while that gave Fox an advantage over all other networks in the demo, CBS edged out X Factor with the Wednesday's largest audience. Original broadcasts of Survivor, Criminal Minds and CSI were all up from the previous week in viewers and the 18-49s, giving CBS a 3.2 rating for the night and 11.5 million viewers.

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ABC came second to Fox in the demo, but the network was down across the board after its usual line-up took off last week for the CMA Awards. Modern Family performed lower than a recent rerun, bringing in 12.8 million and a 5.5 in adults 18-49. Happy Endings came in second for the night in the demo with a 3.2, followed by The Middle (2.9), Suburgatory (2.8) and Revenge (2.7).

NBC saw ups and downs, with a new episode of Up All Night getting a 6 percent boost in adults 18-49 for a 1.9 rating. Harry's Law, however, dropped to a season low of 1.1 Law & Order: SVU was on par with the previous week's low of 1.9.

A new outing of America's Next Top Model saw a boost slight boost in viewers for the CW, bringing in 1.9 million at the 9:00 p.m. hour. It remained steady with its previous 0.8 rating in adults 18-49.

Wednesday, Nov, 16, Overnight Ratings:

8 p.m.
Fox: The X Factor (10.9 million viewers, 3.6 rating among adults 18-49)
CBS: Survivor: South Pacific (11.5 million, 3.3)
ABC: The Middle (9.1 million, 2.9)
NBC: Up All Night (4.8 million, 1.9)
The CW: America's Next Top Model (R) (1.2 million, 0.4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC: Suburgatory (8.1 million, 2.8)
NBC: Up All Night (R) (3.9 million, 1.4)

9 p.m.
ABC: Modern Family (12.9 million, 5.5)
FOX: The X Factor (11.5 million, 4.0)
CBS: Criminal Minds (12.5 million, 3.7)
NBC: Harry's Law (7.2 million, 1.1)
The CW: America's Next Top Model (1.9 million, 0.8)

9:30 p.m.
ABC: Happy Endings (7.1 million, 3.2)

10 p.m.
CBS: CSI (10.5 million, 2.6)
ABC: Revenge (7.95 million, 2.6)
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (7.25 million, 1.9)