The X Factor: Season Two Ratings (Thursdays)

FOX TV show ratings for X FactorJudges Simon Cowell, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato give their opinions twice a week on this performance competition. Will The X Factor remain a ratings hit for FOX? Is twice a week too much? Stay tuned.

The second season of The X Factor typically airs twice a week on FOX, on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Below are the TV show’s latest Thursday ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The X Factor is going to be cancelled or renewed for season three.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final Thursday season averages: 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.25 million total viewers.

Thursday, 12/20/12
3.1 in the demo (+29% change) with 9.66 million (+26% change).
Season averages: 2.81 in the demo with 8.25 million.

FOX TV show ratingsThursday, 12/13/12
2.4 in the demo (-4% change) with 7.66 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.81 in the demo with 8.25 million.

Thursday, 12/06/12
2.5 in the demo (-7% change) with 7.84 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.81 in the demo with 8.25 million.

Thursday, 11/29/12
2.7 in the demo (-4% change) with 8.32 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 2.84 in the demo with 8.29 million.

Thursday, 11/22/12
2.8 in the demo (+17% change) with 9.03 million (+21% change).
Season averages: 2.86 in the demo with 8.29 million.

Thursday, 11/15/12
2.4 in the demo (+4% change) with 7.57 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 2.86 in the demo with 8.19 million.

Thursday, 11/08/12
2.3 in the demo (0% change) with 6.33 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.93 in the demo with 8.30 million.

Thursday, 11/01/12
2.3 in the demo (-21% change) with 6.24 million (-26% change).
Season averages: 3.03 in the demo with 8.62 million.

UPDATE: FOX has ordered a third season of The X Factor.

Thursday, 10/11/12
2.9 in the demo (-9% change) with 8.43 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 3.18 in the demo with 9.10 million.

Thursday, 10/04/12
3.2 in the demo (0% change) with 9.25 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 3.25 in the demo with 9.27 million.

Thursday, 09/27/12
3.2 in the demo (-9% change) with 9.39 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 3.27 in the demo with 9.27 million.

Thursday, 09/20/12
3.5 demo rating (+13% change) with 10.15 million (+23% change).
Season averages: 3.30 in the demo with 9.21 million.

Thursday, 09/13/12
3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.28 million viewers
Season averages: 3.10 in the demo with 8.28 million.

The competition series won its timeslot in the coveted demo but was beaten by the America’s Got Talent finale on NBC in total viewers. Year-to-year, this first Thursday episode was down by 27% in the demo (vs a 4.3 rating). Not a great start.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like The X Factor TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?

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18 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Frank Bearden says

    X Factor has a very negative undertone, the judges comments on rival judges contestants undermine the integrity of the talent on the show.

  2. Pink Popcorn says

    boring. same ol’ dame ol’. Britney air head. Simon grapsing. LA…arrogant and is racial. and the other girl, can’t remember her name. GIMMICKS. Time to hang up your Tshirt simon.

  3. doug says

    Britney gotta go she stinks… she has no personality she is always so short and just to the point..i love the show but hate britney…i like her but not as a judge she is to phoney plus she lip sinks in concert i have been to a couple of her concerts u can see its fake from 50 yards away..like Her music even thou but she has to go

  4. SNAPPS says

    I think it’s been a great season for The X Factor and the ratings have been steady. The X Factor’s been a great show I’ve enjoyed on primetime and it’s one of my wife’s favorites.

    • Anonymous says

      Garbage…The producers (Simon Cowell) have taken the voting for the bottom 2 out of the hands of America, The Voice has it right…if you get more votes, you continue. The judges of the X-Factor deciding between the bottom 2 is crap, because every judge sends another judges act home. All of the money spent texting is wasted. Even if there is a difference of 50000 votes between the bottom 2 acts…if the +50000 act catches a cold, they are gone.

  5. MeShell says

    Please put it back on! Despite Chloe Kardashian’s ill hosting, the show must go on. I’s not fair to us loyal watchers and voters.

  6. Anonymous says

    Get rid of those stupid dancers and flashing lights and this show would be a good one.
    Also, Khloe….did not like her at all !!

  7. JWS says

    Honestly, I thought this show sucked last year, and they’ve made it even worse this year.
    The fact that they use pre-corded tracks and built in back up singers is also very cheesy.
    To top it off, this judge competition is crap. Their egos aren’t big enough to begin with that they need to make themselves more self important by competing against each other. SAD!
    FOX should stick to the one singing reality show they have that has a proven fan base and is actually fun & interesting to watch.

    Cancel it! It jumped the shark about 5 episodes in last season.

  8. Lei says

    I am LOVING the xfactor I’m a huge Britney fan, starting to love Demi too since watching the show lol and of course the contestants are great this year! Can’t wait for the live shows to start :))

  9. Jewal Kylo says

    I’m loving Demi and LA Reid this season, ‘Simon & Britney are underwhelming me..it hasn’t found it’s rhythm yet however I like the contestants they’re voting in.

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