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Ratings: ‘X Factor’ Slightly Up, ‘Million Second Quiz,’ Not So Much

Fox is highest-rated and most-watched Thursday on the shoulders of one show

Fox took Thursday outright as singing competition the “X Factor” was slightly up. For NBC, “Million Second Quiz” continues to decline.

Fox was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 6.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. The “X Factor” at 8 p.m. earned those figures.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.9/6 and in total viewers with 6.7 million. Due to the NFL game, CBS was pre-empted in New York, inflating the numbers. Following a rerun, “CBS Fall ’13 Preview” earned a 1.7/5 and 6.8 million viewers at 8:30. At 9, “Big Brother” received a 2.6/7, making it the highest-rated show of the night. It earned 7.5 million viewers. A repeat followed.

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ABC was third in ratings with a 1.4/4 and in total viewers with 5.1 million viewers. The NFL game was pre-empted in Boston, inflating ABC’s numbers. Following a rerun, “Wipeout” at 9 earned a 1.3/4 and 4.3 million viewers. At 10, “Rookie Blue” got a 1.4/4 and 5.7 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 1.3/4 and fifth in viewers with 3.3 million.

NBC was in fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and fourth in viewers with 3.4 million. “Million Second Quiz” at 8 earned a 1.1/4 and 4.2 million viewers. The episode was the lowest-rated since the show’s premiere Monday, and was down 27 percent from its three-episode average. It was followed by reruns.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in total viewers, with 656,000, airing entirely repeats.