TV ratings: 'X Factor' rises Wednesday, 'Modern Family' still on top

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011"The X Factor" rebounded a bit from its ratings dip opposite the CMA Awards last week, improving in both viewers and adults 18-49 and leading FOX to a demographic win Wednesday night. "Modern Family" kept its title as the night's most-watched show, although it and the rest of ABC's shows were all down from their last airings two weeks ago.Elsewhere, CBS' lineup improved across the board over last week, and NBC's "Up All Night" ticked up in the demo.CBS brought in 11.5 million viewers and averaged a 7.2 rating/11 share in households in primetime, narrowly beating FOX's 11.2 million viewers and 6.5/10. ABC (8.9 million, 5.6/9) came in third. NBC (6.25 million, 4.2/7) finished fourth overall, while The CW drew 1.5 million viewers and a 1.0/2.FOX led the night in the 18-49 demographic with a 3.8 rating. ABC, 3.3, squeaked past CBS, 3.2, for second place. NBC was...

'X Factor': What exactly is Rock & Roll?

The theme of the night on "The X Factor" was theoretically all about Rock & Roll. But when it came down to song selection and execution, the interpretations of this concept seemed to be all over the map. At numerous points during the evening, the judges seemed confused as to what constitutes the genre, sparking a number of arguments. But to be honest, we weren't sure ourselves. R.E.M is certainly a rock band, but is "Everybody Hurts" a rock song?So perhaps you Zappers can help us out with this. Which performance was really in the true spirit of the evening? Vote below and make your opinion known. Which performance was in the truest spirit of "Rock Week"?...

VIDEO: Lakoda Rayne Sing "Go Your Own Way" on The X Factor, November 16, 2011

Rock week: After this Fleetwood Mac cover, we gotta say, it might not be a group going home this week — despite Simon Cowell's lack of enthusiasm for the four songstresses.

VIDEO: Brian "Astro" Bradley Sings "I'll Be Missing You"/"Every Breath You Take" on The X Factor, November 16, 2011

Rock week:  We know it was a little more P. Diddy than The Police, but this rock-ish song worked for young rapper Astro this week.

VIDEO: Stacy Francis Sings "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" on The X Factor, November 16, 2011

Rock week: Yikes! It's not looking good for The X Factor diva, with most of the judges panning her rendition of Meat Loaf's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now."

VIDEO: Melanie Amaro Sings "Everybody Hurts" on The X Factor, November 16, 2011

Rock week: Melanie shows off her amazing vocals with this R.E.M. song, though it isn't as rock n roll as some of the judges had hoped.

VIDEO: Josh Krajcik Sings "The Pretender" on The X Factor, November 16, 2011

Rock week: Finally! Josh gives us the first real rock performance of the night with this Foo Fighters song. Love!

VIDEO: Marcus Canty Sings "Piece of My Heart" on The X Factor, November 16, 2011

Rock week: We love Marcus. Even our grandmothers love Marcus. Oh, if only our grandmothers knew how to text!

VIDEO: Drew Ryniewicz Sings "With or Without You" on The X Factor, November 16, 2011

Rock week: A fan favorite, Drew has yet to win over the judges, her U2 cover feeling like more of the same to some.

'X Factor': Simon Cowell on Twitter, Stereo Hoggz return and Rebecca Black

Even though the number of contestants are dwindling, this doesn't stop the behind-the-scenes excitement from happening at "The X Factor." Here the best of what occurred when the cameras stopped rolling: The Hogzz in the House: The Stereo Hogzz drew a huge cheer from the crowd as they walked in to enjoy the evening. Nice to see they're in good spirits after getting voted off last week. #OccupyMyShirt: Chris Rene sported the controversial "Occupy All Streets" t-shirt line from Jay-Z's Rocawear line. The proceeds still don't benefit the protesters. Nancy's so Graceful: Word was that Nancy Grace enjoyed the "TXF" just days getting the heave-ho from "Dancing with the Stars." And she didn't even have to samba. It's not 'Friday': Rebecca Black (Yes, that Rebecca Black) guested on "TXF's" pre-show. How long until the YouTube video of that gets 350 million page views?Look over here: During Simon Cowell's harsh critique of Stacy Francis, the singer...