Singing Showdown – Who Came Out on Top: ‘The Voice’ or ‘The X Factor’?


The Voice, The X FactorTuesday night’s battle royale between dueling musical programs has a victor. FOX’s The X Factor suffered a near-TKO at the hand of NBC’s The Voice. The ratings are in, and it seems as though Tuesday night’s special, abbreviated airing (after last week’s late-running sports event caused a shift in FOX’s programming) of The X Factor could not hold up against Christina, Cee Lo, Adam, and Blake.

In a breakdown of the numbers, NBC dominated with The Voice‘s 4.3 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, bringing in 11.22 million viewers for its 8PM, 2-hour broadcast, according to The Nielsen Company.

The two shows overlapped for a half an hour at 9:30PM, when The X Factor began its portion of the showdown. Unfortunately, the several factors working against The X Factor showed in the numbers. Simon, Britney, L.A., and Demi brought in a 2.3 rating in 18 – 49, with 5.71 million viewers. For comparison, the prior Wednesday night airing on October 11 had 9.56 million viewers and a a 3.5 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic.

With the Nielsen numbers in, it seems a ringing endorsement for The Voice‘s continued dominance in the singing competition game. It will be interesting to see how much of a bounce back The X Factor will receive when it returns to its normal schedule tonight.

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Staff Writer Alicia Lutes is a corgi enthusiast from Connecticut living in Los Angeles. She loves Tina Fey, television, ugly things and really money cheese plates. Growing up, her grandfather frequently said, "you’re so god-damned good with words! You should do something with words with your life!" so she made it her quest to plaster her wordy witticisms across the Internet. She looks forward to retiring at the age of 80 and opening a fromagerie with a small army of wrinkly-faced and stumpy-legged dogs.