Fox Outshines The Competition This Summer, Week of June 29 - July 5

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July 7th, 2009

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NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 29 – JULY 5, 2009

FOX OUTSHINES THE COMPETITION THIS SUMMER

FOX took the top spot this week with episodes of So You Think You Can Dance, COPS, and animation repeats. The network achieved a weekly rating of 1.5/5 among Adults 18-49 and held on to its lead as summer’s No. 1 broadcast television network.

On Wednesday night, the Top 14 dancers performed on So You Think You Can Dance, which posted a 3.0/10 among Adults 18-49 and was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. The popular dance competition beat NBC's America's Got Talent in head-to-head competition and once again made substantial gains in its last half hour, increasing 11% in Adults 18-49 and 14% in Total Viewers.

The following night’s So You Think You Can Dance elimination show achieved a 2.3/8 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 1 in its hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens, and virtually all key male and female demos.  So You Think You Can Dance was the highest rated program of the night in all key adult demos and outperformed last year’s comparable Fourth of July weekend telecast by +10% among Adults 18-49 and +6% among Total Viewers.

An all-COPS Saturday night proved successful, with 3 out of the 4 episodes ranking No. 1 in their respective half hours among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and most key male demos.

Sunday night’s animation domination rounded out the week with repeat episodes of THE Simpsons “Stark Raving Dad” (featuring The Voice of Michael Jackson), KING OF THE HILL, Family Guy and a special repeat of THE Simpsons from 8-10p, with each winning their half hour timeslots.  FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-49/18-34 and all key male demos.

Program Rankers

FOX had 4 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: So You Think You Can Dance- WED (No. 2), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THU (No. 8), Family Guy (No. 11) and Simpsons SP 930P (No. 12).

FOX had 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE- WED (No. 1), Family Guy (No. 4), Simpsons SP 930P (No. 5), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THU (No. 8), THE SIMPSONS (No. 10) and KING OF THE HILL (No. 13).

FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: SIMPSONS SP 930P (No. 4), Family Guy (No. 5 tie), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 5 tie), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE- THU (No. 8), THE SIMPSONS (No. 12), KING OF THE HILL (No. 15), FOX MOVIE SP 6/30 (No. 17).

FOX had 2 of the Top 20 programs in Total Viewers: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE- WED (No. 17) and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THU (No. 19).

Week 6/1/09-6/7/09: Live+7

NIGHTLY AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS -  JUNE 29 – JULY 5, 2009

MONDAY

8:00-10:00            American Idol: MICHAEL JACKSON (RS): (A18?49: 1.4/4, 4.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.7/5)

The encore of the American Idol Michael Jackson songbook episode posted a 1.4/4 among Adults 18-49.

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-34 and Teens.

TUESDAY

8:00-10:00            MOVIE: LEGALLY BLONDE (RS): (A18?49: 1.0/3, 2.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.8/3)

Movie special repeat LEGALLY BLONDE did a 1.0/3 among Adults 18-49.

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-34 and No. 2 in Teens.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00            SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED: (A18?49: 3.0/10, 7.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.6/8)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE posted a 3.0/10 among Adults 18-49 and was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, outperforming ABC's Wipeout, I Survived A Japanese Game Show and Primetime: Crime and NBC's America's Got Talent and The Philanthropist.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE outperformed both ABC's Wipeout in the 8-9p hour by +4% among Adults 18-49 (2.8/10 vs.2.7/10) and by +33% among Adults 18-34 (2.8/11 vs. 2.1/8) and also NBC's America's Got Talent in the 9-10p hour by +7% among Adults 18-49 (3.1/9 vs. 2.9/9) and by +38% among Adults 18-34 (2.9/10 vs. 2.1/7).

Compared to last week’s Thursday telecast, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is up by +20% in Adults 18-49 (3.0/10 vs. 2.5/8), +16% in Adults 18-34 (2.9/11 vs. 2.5/8) and +12% in Total Viewers (7.7 vs. 6.9 Mil.)

Despite airing against NBC’s America’s Got Talent in the 9p hour, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE gained substantially in its last half hour compared to its first among Adults 18-49 (+11%, 3.0 vs. 2.7) and Total Viewers (+14%, 8.0 vs. 7.0 Mil.)

FOX ranked No. 1 for the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens and all key demos.

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00            BONES (R): (A18?49: 1.1/4, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.0/6)

9:00-10:00            SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: (A18?49: 2.3/8, 7.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.4/8)

8:00-10:00            FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.7/6, 5.9 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.7/7)

At 8p, a repeat BONES (1.1/4) ranked No. 1 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and Teens.

At 9p, two of the Top 14 were eliminated on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE which delivered a 2.3/8 among Adults 18-49. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE ranked No. 1 in its hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens and all key demos.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and all female demos, beating original episodes of ABC’s Samantha Who? and NBC’s The Listener.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE outperformed last year’s comparable Fourth Of July weekend telecast by +10% among Adults 18-49 (2.3 vs. 2.1) and +6% among Total Viewers (7.2 vs. 6.8 Mil).

FOX ranked No. 1 for the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-49/18-34/25-54 and Men 18-49/18-34.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00            ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER (S): (A18?49: 0.9/4, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.7/6)

9:00-10:00            MENTAL (S): (A18?49: 0.8/3, 3.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.0/4)

8:00-10:00            FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 0.9/4, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/5)

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30            COPS (RS): (A18?49: 0.7/4, 2.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.5/4)

8:30-9:00            COPS 2 (RS): (A18?49: 0.9/5, 2.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.6/4)

9:00-9:30            COPS (RS): (A18?49: 0.9/5, 2.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.7/4)

9:30-10:00            Cops (RS): (A18?49: 0.9/5, 3.0 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.9/5)

8:00-10:00            FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 0.9/5, 2.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.6/4)

Cops at 8p and Cops 2 at 830p ranked No. 1 in their respective half hours among Adults 18-49 (tie at 8p), Adults 25-54 (tie at 8p) and Men 18-49/25-54.

At 9p, a special encore telecast of Cops ranked No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Women 18-49/18-34/25-54 and Men 18-49/18-34/25-54. Another special repeat COPS aired at 930p and ranked No. 2 among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 1 for the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 (tie)/25-54, Women 18-49 (tie) and Men 18-49/18-34/25-54.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:29      TIL DEATH (RP): (A18?49: 0.6/3, 1.5 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.0/2)

7:29-7:59            American Dad (R): (A18?49: 0.9/3, 2.0 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.2/2)

7:59-8:31            SIMPSONS (R): (A18?49: 1.7/6, 3.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.2/4)

8:31-9:00            KING OF THE HILL (R): (A18?49: 1.5/5, 3.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.9/4)

9:00-9:30            FAMILY GUY (R): (A18?49: 2.1/7, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.6/5)

9:30-10:00            SIMPSONS (RS): (A18?49: 2.0/6, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.6/4)

7:00-10:00            FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.5/5, 3.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.9/4)

At 8p the repeat THE SIMPSONS (1.7/6) won its half hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens and virtually all key demos. At 8:30p the repeat KING OF THE HILL (1.5/5) won its time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and all key male demos.

At 9p a repeat FAMILY GUY (2.1/7) and at 9:30p a special repeat THE SIMPSONS (2.0/6) won their half hours among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens and virtually all key demos.

At 7p a repeat TIL DEATH (0.6/3) ranked No. 3 in the half hour among Adults 18-34 (tie) and No. 1 in Men 18-34 (tie).  At 7:30p a repeat American Dad (0.9/3) ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and Women 18-34 (tie).

FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-49/18-34 and all key male demos.

JUNE 29 – JULY 5, 2009

TOTAL PRIMETIME

ADULTS 18?49            ADULTS 18?34            VIEWERS (Mil)

FOX   1.5/5                        FOX            1.3/5                        FOX            4.2

ABC   1.1/4                        ABC            0.9/4                        ABC    3.7

CBS   1.4/5                        CBS            0.8/3                        CBS            6.9

NBC   1.4/5                        NBC            1.0/4                        NBC            5.4

 
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