The live show stage brought the long-awaited ratings bump on The X Factor. The first live performance edition of the reality series last night posted a 4.3/10 in 18-49 from 8-10:30 PM, a series-high fast national result. The show’s premiere posted a 4.2 fast national before rising to a 4.4 in the finals, so X Factor is on track to at least match that when the Live+Same Day ratings are released later today. (UPDATE 2 PM: X Factor rose to a 4.4 in the finals.) Compared with last Tuesday, X Factor was up 10% in 18-49 and 13% in total viewers to 11.8 million. Fox won the night in 18-49 and finished second to CBS in total viewers.
ABC’s Last Man Standing (2.8/8) slipped 7% from its fast national last week (10% from the final), while in its second outing fellow new comedy Man Up was down 21%. The Dancing With The Stars results show featuring the elimination of Chaz Bono posted a 2.5/6, down 4%, while Body Of Proof (1.9/5) was flat. ABC (2.3/6, 10.6 million) was third for the night in both measures.
CBS’ NCIS: LA (3.7/9, 15.9 million) was up 9% for a season high in the demo. NCIS (4.0/11, 19 million) was up a tenth from last week in 18-49. It topped X Factor in their head-to-head at 8 PM and once again ranked as the most-watched program of the night. NBC’s The Biggest Loser (1.9/5) matched its season low from last week. It was followed by another Prime Suspect rerun (1.0/3).