Fox and CBS had the primetime field all to themselves with all original lineups against predominantly repeat competition. Fox’s The X Factor Top 4 performance show (3.4/9) was up a tenth from the fast national for last week’s episode, even with the final. New multi-camera comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter continues to fade, down 10% from last week to a 1.9/5.
The penultimate episode of CBS’ Survivor: South Pacific (3.1/9) was down 6% from last week. Criminal Minds (3.4/9) was flat, while CSI (3.0/8, 12.8 million) spiked 20% and drew its largest audience since the season premiere. CBS (3.1/8, 11.9 million) won the night in 18-49 and total viewers, edging Fox (3.0/8, 9.3 million) in the demo. The only other original offering on the broadcast networks last night was ABC’s Barbara Walters: 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2011 with the Kardashians (2.3/6), which was down 28% from last year.
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