Fall TV: X Factor premieres but CSI takes the night
Simon Cowell's much-hyped reality show debuts at number three, with network stalwarts CSI and Survivor edging it out.
Hopes were high for reality TV tastemaker Simon Cowell’s new singing competition, The X Factor, but its 8 p.m. timeslot proved to be a fierce one.
Close behind was the second episode of Survivor‘s 23rd season at 8 p.m. on Global, earning 2.3 million viewers nationally, narrowly edging out the two-hour debut of The X Factor at 8 p.m., which garnered 2.2 million viewers overall. Both shows did well in younger demos, with The X Factor earning 510,000 viewers in the 18 to 34 demo and Survivor: South Pacific earning 1.1 million viewers in the 18 to 49 demographic.
Also new on the night was Citytv’s Revenge at 10 p.m., a one-hour drama about a young woman’s search for, well, revenge, which attracted 523,000 viewers.
On CTV’s newly rebranded CTV Two, the network premiered its Wednesday night comedy double header at 8 p.m. with the Will Arnett-starring Up All Night and the office comedy Free Agents. Ratings data on both shows is pending.
From Playback Daily