vino alan x factor sept 19 2012 ratings TV ratings: 'The X Factor' improves in week 2 while 'Survivor' is up over last yearFast National ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

Ratings for “The X Factor” improved some Wednesday over last week’s modest premiere, giving FOX a demographic victory for the night.

The premiere of “Survivor: Philippines” on CBS, meanwhile, improved on its total-viewer numbers from both of last season’s premieres — although it was down a bit in adults 18-49 — and beat “The X Factor” head-to-head in viewers. The “Big Brother” season finale was off a bit from last year, though.

FOX brought in 9.4 million viewers and a 5.5 rating/9 share in households for the night, narrowly beating CBS (9.3 million, 5.5/9) for the top spot. NBC was a fairly distant third with 4.9 million viewers and a 3.3/5. ABC (3.6 million, 2.5/4) finished fourth, and The CW trailed with about 950,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

FOX also led the 18-49 demographic with a 3.5 rating. CBS came in second with a 2.8. NBC grabbed third with a 1.4, followed by ABC, 1.1, and The CW, 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Survivor: Philippines” premiere (11 million viewers, 6.6/11 households)
FOX: “The X Factor” (8.2 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: “The Voice” rerun (5.4 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)/”Suburgatory” rerun (3.5 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “Oh Sit” (966,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “Survivor: Philippines” and “The X Factor” tied at 3.0 9 p.m. FOX: “The X Factor” (10.6 million, 6.3/10)
CBS: “Survivor: Philippines” premiere (11.7 million, 6.8/11)/”Big Brother” finale (7.8 million, 4.6/7)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (4.7 million, 3.4/5)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (4.7 million, 3.1/5)/”Suburgatory” rerun (3.6 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (940,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “The X Factor” (4.0) 10 p.m. CBS: “Big Brother” finale (7.2 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: “Revolution” rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: “Revenge” rerun (2.8 million, 2.0/3) 18-49 leader: “Big Brother” (2.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable