Tuesday 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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