TV ratings: 'The X Factor' Season 3 premiere way down, loses to 'Big Brother' Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013The premiere of "The X Factor" hit a bad note for FOX Wednesday, falling significantly from its debut last year. The show was down about 30 percent in viewers and almost 40 percent in adults 18-49.On the upside for FOX, the finale of "Masterchef" scored solid numbers, building on its "X Factor" lead-in and scoring the best adults 18-49 rating of the night. "America's Got Talent" and "Big Brother" were both down a little from a week ago, but the latter topped its timeslot across the board. NBC's "Million Second Quiz" also eroded some more.FOX (6.182 million viewers, 3.7/6 households) and NBC (6.177 million, 3.9/6) finished in a virtual tie for the viewer lead in primetime. CBS (5.9 million, 3.9/6) was not far behind in third. ABC came in fourth with 3.6 million viewers and a 2.4/4, and The CW (1.05 million, 0.7/1) trailed.FOX did score a clear...


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