Unfortunately for FOX, The X Factor hasn’t become a big ratings hit like American Idol once was. Could this be the season when the ratings really soar or could they drop so low that the network wants to cancel it instead? We’ll have to wait and see.
The judges this season are Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio, and Kelly Rowland while Mario Lopez is the sole host. FOX‘s The X Factor usually airs twice a week, on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
Final season averages: 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.63 million total viewers.
† = Debut ratings compared to season two Thursday premiere on 9/13/12.
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Reference point: The Thursday episodes from season two averaged a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.25 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. 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 fourth season?