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

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 3:08 PM

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.