Ratings Rat Race: ‘X Factor’, ‘Survivor’, CBS Dramas, ABC Sitcoms, Holiday Specials Up

The networks extended their streak of week-to-week ratings increases to three nights last night when most series were up from their most recent originals. Topping the list of percentage gains were the two Wednesday reality series, which both had shows last week on the low-trafficked night before Thanksgiving, making the week-to-week comparisons favorable. Fox’s The X Factor Top 8 performance show (2.8/8 in adults 18-49) was up 27% to log a nightly demo victory for Fox (tied with ABC). CBS’ Survivor: Philippines (2.7/8) was up 17%. CBS’ other series, Criminal Minds (2.9/8) and CSI (2.6/7) were also up, by 7% and 8%, respectively. ABC and NBC kicked off the holiday season with holiday specials. ABC aired A Charlie Brown Christmas (2.9/8), which was up a tenth from last year. Modern Family (4.7/12) was up a tenth from its last original two weeks ago, Suburgatory (2.6/7) was up 8%, while Nashville (1.8/5) was flat. NBC’s Christmas In Rockefeller Center (2.1/6) was up 11% from last
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