x factor thursday ratings fox TV Ratings: X Factor holds, Charlies Angels off to modest startFast National ratings for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

Fall programming continued to roll out last night, making for a rerun-free Thursday that included four series premieres.

Most notably, however, is the second night of FOX’s “The X Factor,” which performed almost the same as its Wednesday outing.

ABC’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot was greeted with modest ratings, falling short of the network’s two-hour “Grey’s Anatomy” premiere. And on CBS, “Big Bang Theory” topped scripted efforts with an 8.6 and the night’s strongest performance in adults 18-49.

That, combined with a strong start for “Person of Interest” helped CBS score the biggest overall audience of the night, averaging 13.6 million viewers
and a 8.4 rating/13 share among households in primetime. FOX (12 million, 7.3/11) followed in second, with ABC (9.8 million, 6.6/10) in third, NBC (5.7 million, 3.6/6) in fourth and The CW (2.3 million, 1.5/2) coming in last.

Thanks to “X Factor,” FOX topped among adults 18-49, drawing a 4.1 rating. CBS came in second with a 3.6, followed by ABC (3.4), NBC (2.4) and The CW (1.0).
Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
“The Big Bang Theory” one-hour season premiere (14.4 million viewers, 8.6/14 households)
FOX: “The X Factor” (11.4 million, 7.0/11)
ABC: “Charlie’s Angels” series premiere (8.7 million, 5.7/9)
NBC: “Community” season premiere (3.99 million, 2.5/4)/”Parks & Recreation” season premiere(4.1 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” (2.5 million, 1.6/3)


18-49 leader:
“The Big Bang Theory” (4.9)


9 p.m.

CBS: “Person of Interest” series premiere (13.2 million, 8.3/13)
FOX: “The X Factor” (12.7 million, 4.2/6)
ABC: “Grey’s Anatomy” season premiere (10.1 million, 6.9/10)
NBC: “The Office” season premiere (7.6 million, 4.5/7)/”Whitney” series premiere (6.7 million, 4.0/6)
The CW: “The Secret Circle” (2 million, 1.3/2)


18-49 leader:
“The X Factor” (4.4)


10 p.m.

CBS:
“The Mentalist” season premiere (13.6 million, 8.4/13)
ABC: “”Grey’s Anatomy” season premiere (10.5 million, 7.1/11)
NBC: “Prime Suspect” series premiere (5.99 million, 4.1/7)


18-49 leader:
“Grey’s Anatomy” (4.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers
are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Photo/Video credit: FOX

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