The X Factor Ratings Plummet, The Sing-Off Drops

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The X Factor crowned Alex & Sierra its Season 3 champion last night.

Not that many viewers were around to see it.

The concluding installment was viewed by 6.2 million households and earned a 1.7 rating among 18-49-year olds, down 36 percent and 45 percent, respectively, compared to the Season 2 finale.

It was also down over 50 percent from the Season 1 ender.

Alex & Sierra with Simon Cowell

It was a bad night for singing competitions overall, as The Sing-Off garnered 4.4 million viewers and a 1.2 ratings, a drop of 20 and 25 percent, respectively, from Wednesday's episode.

Somewhere, as they prepare for a new season of American Idol, Fox producers are shaking in their loafers.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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