Fox Sashays And Flambes To Another Weekly Win!

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July 28th, 2009

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FOX SASHAYS AND Flambés TO ANOTHER WEEKLY WIN!

FOX seared the competition last week with impressive ratings from the premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN, So You Think You Can Dance’s 100th episode, and consistent nightly winners COPS and AMERICA’S Most Wanted.  The network won the week with a 1.8/6 rating among Adults 18-49 and increased its lead as the No. 1 network of the summer.

On Tuesday night FOX kicked off the seventh season of HELL’S KITCHEN with a two hour premiere.  The culinary reality competition delivered the highest rated Tuesday night of entertainment programming on any net this summer among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.  HELL’S KITCHEN posted an impressive 2.8/10 for the 8p telecast and 3.3/10 at 9p, giving FOX an overall rating of 3.1/10 for the night.

The Top 8 Dancers performed on So You Think You Can Dance Wednesday night, which featured special guest judge and dance enthusiast, Ellen DeGeneres.  The dance competition achieved a 2.9/9 rating and made gains over last week’s numbers, increasing +12% among Adults 18-49, +16% among Adults 18-34, +17% among Teens and +6% in Total Viewers.  So You Think You Can Dance was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, outperforming originals of ABC’s Wipeout and I Survived A Japanese Game Show and NBC’s America’s Got Talent and The Philanthropist.

The following night, So You Think You Can Dance celebrated its 100th episode with encore performances of Emmy Award-winning routines as well as a special guest performance by actress Katie Holmes.  The elimination episode, in which two of the eight dancers were sent home, posted a 2.9/9 among Adults 18-49.  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE again showed increases from the previous week’s Thursday episode, growing +12% among Adults 18-49, +18% among Adults 18-34, +38% among Teens and +17% in Total Viewers.  The show’s milestone episode was the highest rated program of the night and won the 9p hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens, Total Viewers and all key demos.

On Saturday, back-to-back episodes of COPS each ranked No. 1 in their respective half hours among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Total Viewers, and all key male and female demos.  At 9p, AMERICA’S Most Wanted also ranked No. 1 in its hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Total Viewers and all key male and female demos.

Program Rankers

FOX had 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: HELL’S KITCHEN 9:00p (No. 2), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THURS (No. 3 tie), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 3 tie), HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 5) and COPS 2 (No. 20).

FOX had 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 1), HELL’S KITCHEN 9:00p (No. 2), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THURS (No. 3), HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 7), COPS 2 (No. 14) and AMERICA’S Most Wanted (No. 17).

FOX had 6 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THURS (No. 2), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 5), HELL’S KITCHEN 9:00p (No. 6), HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 8), BONES (No. 15 tie) and HOUSE (No. 15 tie).

FOX had 3 of the Top 20 programs in Total Viewers: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE- THU (No. 8), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 13) and HELL’S KITCHEN 9:00p (No. 16).

Week 6/29/09-7/05/09: Live+7

NIGHTLY AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS -  JULY 20 - 26, 2009

MONDAY

8:00-9:00       HOUSE (R): (A18?49: 1.4/5, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.0/5)

9:00-10:00    Lie To Me (R): (A18?49: 1.1/3, 3.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.3/4)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.3/4, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.6/5)

At 8p a HOUSE encore (1.4/5) ranked No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-49, No. 2 in Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Teens.

At 9p an encore Lie To Me (1.1/3) ranked No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and No. 2 in Teens.

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00       HELL’S KITCHEN (P): (A18?49: 2.8/10, 6.1 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.6/6)

9:00-10:00    HELL’S KITCHEN (S): (A18?49: 3.3/10, 6.9 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.0/7)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 3.1/10, 6.5 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.8/7)

With the two hour summer premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN, FOX delivered the highest rated Tuesday night with entertainment programming on any net this summer among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

The sixth season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN posted a 2.8/10 at 8p and a special telecast followed at 9p with a 3.3/10 giving FOX a 3.1/10 for the night.

HELL’S KITCHEN at 9p was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-34, outperforming originals of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, CBS’s Big Brother and ABC’s The Superstars and Better Off Ted.

The second hour of HELL’S KITCHEN at 9p outperformed its most recent finale on 5/14/09 by +3% in Adults 18-49 (3.3/10 vs. 3.2/8) and +8% in Adults 18-34 (2.8/9 vs. 2.6/8).

HELL’S KITCHEN won the 8p hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens, Women 18-49/18-34/25-54 and Men 18-49/18-34/25-54.

At 9p HELL’S KITCHEN ranked No. 2 among Adults 18-49 (one-tenth behind NBC’s America’s Got Talent) and won the hour among Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Men 18-49/18-34.  In fact, in head to head competition in the 9p hour, HELL’S KITCHEN outperformed America’s Got Talent by +8% in Adults 18-34 (2.8/9 vs. 2.6/8) and CBS’ Big Brother by +65% in Adults 18-49 (3.3/10 vs. 2.0/6) and +87% in Adults 18-34 (2.8/9 vs. 1.5/5).

FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Women 18-49/18-34/25-54 and Men 18-49/18-34/25-54.  In fact, FOX beat its nearest competitor for the night by +24% among Adults 18-49 (3.1/10 vs. 2.5/8 for NBC) and +32% among Adults 18-34 (2.5/9 vs. 1.9/6 for NBC).

HELL'S KITCHEN grew every half hour of the night and showed substantial gains in its last half hour compared to its first among Adults 18-49 (+26%, 3.4 vs. 2.7), Adults 18-34 (+27%, 2.8 vs. 2.2) and Total Viewers (+22%, 7.1 vs. 5.8 Mil).

The two hour run of HELL’S KITCHEN showed impressive gains compared to FOX ‘s prior Tuesday average this summer, including +63% among Adults 18-49 (3.1/10 vs. 1.9/6), +47% among Adults 18-34 (2.5/9 vs. 1.7/6) and +14% in Total Viewers (6.5 vs. 5.7 Mil).

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00    SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED: (A18?49: 2.9/9, 7.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.7/8)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE achieved a 2.9/9 and showed increases versus last Wednesday of +12% among Adults 18-49 (2.9/9 vs. 2.6/9), +16% among Adults 18-34 (2.9/11 vs. 2.5/10), +17% among Teens (1.4/7 vs. 1.2/5) and +6% in Total Viewers (7.4 vs. 7.0 Mil).

In the 9p hour SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE showed a substantial advantage over the competition, leading NBC’s America’s Got Talent by +16% (2.9/9 vs. 2.5/7) and ABC’s Wipeout by +21% (2.9/9 vs. 2.4/7) among Adults 18-49.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, outperforming originals of ABC’s Wipeout and I Survived A Japanese Game Show and NBC’s America’s Got Talent and The Philanthropist.

FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens, Men 18-34 and Women 18-49/18-34/25-54.

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00       BONES (R): (A18?49: 1.5/5, 5.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.6/7)

9:00-10:00    SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: (A18?49: 2.9/9, 8.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 5.1/9)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 2.2/7, 7.0 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.4/8)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE delivered a 2.9/9 and showed increases versus last Thursday of +12% among Adults 18-49 (2.9/9 vs. 2.6/8), +18% among Adults 18-34 (2.6/9 vs. 2.2/8), +38% among Teens (1.8/7 vs. 1.3/6) and +17% in Total Viewers (8.4 vs. 7.2 Mil.)  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE also grew impressively over Wednesday’s telecast in Total Viewers (+14%, 8.4 vs. 7.4 Mil.)

Compared to the same night last year (Thu, 7/24/08) SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was up +4% in Adults 18-49 (2.9/9 vs. 2.8/9) and posted the same amount of Total Viewers (8.4 Mil.)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens, all key female demos and Men 18-34, outperforming originals of ABC’s Samantha Who, CBS’ Big Brother and NBC’s The Listener.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE won the 9p hour among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos.

At 8p an encore BONES posted a 1.5/5 and ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49, No. 3 in Adults 18-34 and No. 2 in Teens.

FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Teens, Men 18-34 and all key female demos.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00       ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER: (A18?49: 1.2/5, 4.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.9/6)

9:00-10:00    MENTAL: (A18?49: 0.9/3, 3.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/5)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.0/4, 4.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.7/5)

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER (1.2/5) ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

SATURDAY

8:00-8:31       COPS (R): (A18?49: 1.3/6, 3.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.3/5)

8:31-9:00       Cops 2: (A18?49: 1.7/7, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/6)

9:00-10:00    AMW: (A18?49: 1.6/6, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/6)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.5/6, 4.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.7/6)

Cops at 8p and 830p each ranked No. 1 in their respective half hours among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34/25-54, Women 18-49/18-34/25-54 and Men 18-49/18-34/25-54.

At 9p, AMERICA’S Most Wanted ranked No. 1 in its hour among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34/25-54, Women 18-49/18-34/25-54 and Men 18-49/18-34/25-54.

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

SUNDAY

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

7:29-7:59       American Dad (R): (A18?49: 0.8/3, 1.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.1/2)

7:59-10:00    MOVIE: ZOOM (S): (A18?49: 1.0/3, 2.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.5/3)

7:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 0.9/3, 2.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.4/3)

Movie special ZOOM did a 1.0/3 among Adults 18-49 from 8-10p.  At 7p a TIL DEATH repeat did a 0.6/2 and at 7:30p the American Dad repeat did a 0.8/3.

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-34 (tie) and Teens and No. 1 in Men 18-49 and Men 18-34.

JULY 20 -26, 2009

TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX   1.8/6                FOX    1.5/6               FOX    5.0

ABC   1.3/4                ABC    1.0/4              ABC    4.0

CBS   1.4/5                CBS    0.9/3               CBS    6.2

NBC   1.3/4              NBC   0.9/3               NBC   5.1

 
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