The season finale of The X Factor enjoyed a sizable boost over last week to hand Fox an easy win Thursday night, according to preliminary numbers.
On a night that was marked by repeats from the competing networks, The X Factor from 8 to 10 p.m. jumped 31 percent over last week's performance, taking a 3.8 rating/11 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, and grew 25 percent in total viewership with 12.4 million total viewers. The strong showing gave Fox a win for the night in both the demographic and total viewership.
NBC ran Who's Still Standing? at 8, which received a 1.5/5 and 5.2 million total viewers, followed by repeats until Prime Suspect at 10, which drew a 1.0/3 and 4.4 million total viewers.
At ABC, the night began with the holiday special Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice at 8, which posted a 1.1/3 and 3.8 million total viewers, followed by an episode of Prep & Landing at 8:30, which also received a 1.1/3 and 3.6 million total viewers. Charlie Brown: I Want a Dog for Christmas at 9 also posted a 1.1/3 and 3.6 million total viewers. The network's evening closed with a Grey's Anatomy repeat.
CBS ran repeats throughout the night.