TV ratings: Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People' up; 'X Factor' finals down over last year

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013There are a fair amount of reruns this week before the holidays, meaning the shows that aren't reruns have less competition -- and it paid off for Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People of 2013" special, which was the top show of the night and also up 1.2 million viewers over last year's broadcast.Elsewhere, "The X Factor" finals was up just slightly over last week, but down a couple million viewers from last year's finals. "The Sing-Off" was down from last week also.Walters' special led ABC to a win, as the alphabet network averaged 7.2 million viewers and a 4.9/8 share in households. The next three networks all finished fairly close together -- CBS was second with 5.96 million and a 3.9/7, NBC was third with 5.3 million and a 3.1/5 and FOX was fourth 5 million and a 3.2/5. The CW was last with 1.4 million and a...


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