x factor ratings 1201 TV ratings: 'X Factor' gives FOX a Thursday win, 'Community' up a littleFast national ratings for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Another double elimination on “The X Factor” helped FOX score an across-the-board ratings win Thursday night. ABC got improved numbers from its “CMA Country Christmas” special, and while “Community” was up some for NBC, it still finished fourth in its time period.

FOX delivered 9.5 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share in households for the night. ABC (8.42 million, 5.2/8) and CBS (8.41 million, 5.4/9) finished in pretty much a dead heat for second place. NBC (4.4 million, 2.9/5) was a distant third, and The CW trailed with just under a million viewers and a 0.7/1.

The adults 18-49 title also went to FOX, which scored a 3.0 rating in the demographic. ABC finished second with a 2.1, followed by CBS, 1.9, and NBC, 1.8. The CW came in at 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. FOX: “The X Factor” (10.2 million viewers, 6.0/9 households)
CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (10.45 million, 6.5/10)/”Rules of Engagement” rerun (8.1 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: Special – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (7.2 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: “Community” (3.9 million, 2.4/4)/”Parks and Recreation” (3.7 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (1.1 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “The X Factor” (3.1) 9 p.m. ABC: Special – “CMA Country Christmas” (9.3 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: “Bones” (8.8 million, 5.4/8)
CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (8.1 million, 5.2/8)
NBC: “The Office” (5.7 million, 3.4/5)/”Whitney” (4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: “The Secret Circle” rerun (855,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “The Office” (2.9) 10 p.m. ABC: “CMA Country Christmas” (8.75 million, 5.7/9)
CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (7.9 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: “Prime Suspect” (4.6 million, 3.2/5) 18-49 leader: “CMA Country Christmas” (2.0)

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