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The X Factor topped Wednesday night among adults 18-49 and total viewers. The 90-minute episode, which saw the remaining contestants take on Michael Jackson tunes, brought in a 3.7 rating in the demo. The show was up from last week’s Thanksgiving Eve telecast, but down from its last two hour outing.
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Fox added a 2.8 in adults with the 9:30 premiere of its new comedy, I Hate My Teenage Daughter. The series held 76 percent of its X Factor lead-in with the demo, pushing the network to a winning 3.4 for the night.
On CBS, Survivor was down to a little to a 3.1 in adults 18-49. It was followed by a repeat of Criminal Minds (2.1) and the 2011 Grammy Nominations Concert. The one-hour performance showcase was up 12 percent from its 2010 outing, grabbing a 1.9 in adults 18-49. An average 9.8 million viewers were clocked during the broadcast, which saw performances by the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Sugarland.
ABC’s Wednesday was visibly affected by the block of reruns. The network’s typically strong comedy line-up (The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family and Happy Endings) followed by Revenge averaged just 1.8 among adults 18-49 during the night, tying it with NBC.
NBC saw a 5% drop among the key demo for this year’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree-lighting special, but repeats on CBS and ABC at 9:00 p.m. helped boost Harry’s Law to a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. It marked nearly a 30 percent gain for the modestly performing sophomore drama. At 10:00 p.m., Law & Order: SVU topped the competition with a 2.2 rating.
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The CW aired a timely Muppets Christmas special to the tune of 0.8 among adults 18-49, matching an original episode of America’s Next Top Model. It marked the most-watched Wednesday night the network has seen in a year, with the best showing in the demo since May.
Wednesday, Nov, 31, Overnight Ratings:
Fox: The X Factor (10.3 million viewers, 3.5 rating among adults 18-49)
CBS: Survivor: South Pacific (10.9 million, 3.1)
NBC: Christmas at Rockefeller Center (9.4 million, 1.8)
ABC: The Middle (R) (6 million, 1.8)
The CW: The Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (R) (2.4 million, 0.8)
ABC: Suburgatory (R) (5.3 million, 1.7)
FOX: The X Factor (12.1 million, 4.1)
ABC: Modern Family (R) (7.2 million, 2.6)
CBS: Criminal Minds (R) (7.5 million, 2.1)
NBC: Harry’s Law (9.9 million, 1.4)
The CW: America’s Next Top Model (1.9 million, 0.8)
Fox: I Hate My Teenage Daughter (6.8 million, 2.8)
ABC: Happy Endings (R) (4.96 million, 2.1)
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (9.8 million, 2.2)
CBS: Grammy Nominations Concert (5.6 million, 1.9)
ABC: Revenge (R) (4 million, 1.2)
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