‘X-Factor’ No ‘Idol’ in the Ratings

“The X Factor” might have seemed like “American Idol” in its premiere Wednesday, but not in the ratings. Though it did well among young audiences, it only managed 11.72 million total viewers for its first hour; with 12.56 million in the second hour.

It was beat by both the 14.07 million for “Criminal Minds” on CBS and the return of “Modern Family” on ABC, which ha d its own pair of season-starting back to back episodes, days after sweeping the Emmys as best comedy. It had 14.32 million for the first episode; 14.27 million for the second. The pair of episodes by “The Middle” that preceded it got 9.35 million and 9.92 million.

It all led to a strong sampling for its new drama “Revenge” at 10 p.m., with 10.15 million viewers.

The second episode of “Survivor” racked up 10.36 million viewers, followed by 14.07 million for “Criminal Minds” and 12.59 million for  the return of “CSI.”

At NBC, the second episode of “Up All Night” garnered just 6.04 million, while “Free Agents” had just 3.86 million. The return of “Harry’s Law” drew its series low, 7.30 million and “Law & Order: SVU” drew 7.60 million.

“The X-Factor” gets a second chance with another two hour episode tonight.

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