The performance finale for Fox's The X Factor grabbed the top ratings spot for the night and pushed the network to an overall victory on a slow night all around, according to preliminary numbers.
With viewership in the key adults 18-49 demographic down 7 percent versus last week across the board from 8 to 10 Wednesday night, The X Factor at 8 p.m. drew a 3.3 rating/10 share, the best performance in the demographic of the evening. It had 11.1 million total viewers, which also made it the most-watched program of the night.
The solid X Factor performance boosted I Hate My Teenage Daughter at 9:30 to a 17 percent increase over last week with a 2.1/6 and 6 million total viewers. Overall the network averaged a 3.0/9, and was also the most-watched network with an average 9.8 million total viewers.
CBS began the night at 8 with the 13th annual edition of A Home for the Holidays With Martina McBride special, which showed a 14 percent increase over last year with a 0.8/2 and 4.2 million total viewers. Repeats filled the rest of the night.
NBC ran a special episode of Who's Still Standing? at 8, which was down 11 percent from Tuesday night's airing with a 1.7/5 and 5.6 million total viewers, and a re-airing of A Michael Buble Christmas the following hour, which posted a 1.0/3 and 4.3 million total viewers. A Law & Order: SVU repeat closed the night.
ABC ran repeats throughout the evening.