The new singing competition was watched by 12.5 million viewers with a 4.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic on Thursday. Comparatively, the Sept. 21 premiere was watched by 12.5 million viewers for a 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
'The X Factor' was bested by CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' premiere, which drew 14.4 million viewers for a 4.9 rating. The new entry on CBS's Thursday nights, 'Person of Interest,' was watched by 13.2 million with a 3.1 rating.
As for the other big debut of the night, ABC's 'Charlie's Angels' reboot was seen by 8.7 million viewers (a 2.1 18-49 rating). It's not a very big number, but better than 'My Generation' did last year. The two-hour premiere of 'Grey's Anatomy' had 10.3 million viewers with a 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
NBC's buzzed-about 'Prime Suspect' reboot was watched by 6 million viewers (1.8 18-49 rating). According to EW, it's now NBC's lowest-rated Thursday fall premiere ever. 'Community' had about 4 million viewers with a 1.7 rating, down 23 percent compared to last year. 'Parks and Recreation' was down 38 percent from last year, opening to 4.1 million viewers in its new timeslot. 'The Office' without Steve Carell was watched by 7.6 million viewers, down only 11 percent, and the final installment of NBC's comedy lineup, 'Whitney,' had 6.7 million viewers.
It's important to remember, last season's dud 'Outsourced' also had the post-'Office' timeslot and its season premiere was watched by 7.4 million people.
Over on The CW, 'The Vampire Diaries' grabbed 2.5 million viewers (a 1.2 rating) and 'Secret Circle' held on to a good chunk of that audience with 2.1 million viewers and a 0.9 rating.
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