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'The Sing-Off' beats 'The X Factor'

The Sing Off

It’s one thing to have your singing competition show thumped by NBC’s The Voice. But to get shown up by The Sing Off? Ouch!

Thursday night’s ratings had Fox’s The X Factor vs. NBC’s Sing-Off. Both reality competitions performed weakly, but NBC’s campy a capella series managed to edge out Factor among adults 18-49 (see chart below), though Factor had the lead among total viewers. The NBC show was down 22 percent from last Wednesday’s premiere to mark a series low for a December edition of the show, however, while Factor was down 14 percent from last week (this cannot help the show’s renewal odds). Sing-Off helped boost Sean Saves the World slightly, but by the time The Michael J. Fox Show aired NBC’s lineup was back to status quo.

Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland matched its rather non-magical season low for its fall finale. Grey’s Anatomy’s fall finale jumped 17 percent from last week’s series low, and the Scandal fall finale was up 7 percent to a two-month high. CBS’ lineup is potentially inflated in the early numbers due to NFL preemption in Denver, while The CW was steady. Full chart:

FOX 8-9P X-FACTOR 1.2 4,888
9-10P GLEE- R 0.7 2,473
9-10P GREY ANATOMY- 2.7 8,497
10-11P SCANDAL- 3.2 9,329
CBS 8:00P BIG BANG- 5.3 18,552
8:30P MILLERS- 2.9 12,040
9:00P CRAZY ONES- 2.1 8,916
9:30P TWO&HLF MN- 2.1 9,353
10-11P ELEMENTARY- 1.8 9,526
NBC 8-9P SING OFF S 1.4 4,528
9:00P SEAN-WORLD- 1.0 3,433
9:30P MJ FOX SHOW- 0.9 3,047
10-11P PARENTHOOD- 1.2 3,937
9-10P REIGN- 0.6 1,858