x factor 1221 ratings TV ratings: 'X Factor' final performances give FOX an easy win WednesdayFast national ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Up against a lineup of mostly reruns on the other networks, the final performance show of the season for “The X Factor” cruised to a ratings win Wednesday night. Its numbers were pretty much even with last week, and lead-out “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” was up a little.

FOX averaged 9.8 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share in households for the night, topping CBS (6.1 million, 4.1/7) by a pretty good margin. NBC took third with 4.7 million viewers and a 2.9/5. ABC (4.5 million, 3.0/5) came in fourth, and The CW trailed with 821,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

FOX also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.0 rating. ABC was the best of the rest at 1.4, followed closely by CBS, 1.3, and NBC, 1.2. The CW posted a 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. FOX: “The X Factor” (10.5 million viewers, 6.1/10 households)
NBC: “Who’s Still Standing?” (5.65 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (5.4 million, 3.5/6)/”Suburgatory” rerun (4.8 million, 3.2/5)
CBS: Special – “A Home for the Holidays with Martina McBride” (4.2 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” rerun (728,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “The X Factor” (3.1) 9 p.m. FOX: “The X Factor” (12.25 million, 6.9/11)/”I Hate My Teenage Daughter” (6 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (6.8 million, 4.6/7)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (6.4 million, 4.1/7)/”Happy Endings” rerun (3.9 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: “A Michael Buble Christmas” rerun (4.4 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Gaga by Gaultier” rerun (915,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “The X Factor” (3.7) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” rerun (7.3 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (4.05 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: “Revenge” rerun (3.3 million, 2.3/4) 18-49 leader: “CSI” (1.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter