Stellar So You Think You Can Dance finale gives FOX another weekly win

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August 11th, 2009

via FOX press release (excuse some of the formatting):

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 3 - 9, 2009

STELLAR “So You Think You Can Dance” FINALE GIVES FOX ANOTHER WEEKLY WIN!

With a season finale of So You Think You Can Dance that grew year-over-year and strong performances by HELL’S KITCHEN, COPS and AMERICA’S Most Wanted,  FOX dominated the week with a 2.0/7 among Adults 18-49 and remains the No. 1 network of the summer in the key adult demo.

The week heated up on Tuesday with HELL’S KITCHEN, which posted a 3.2/11 among Adults 18-49 and won the 8p hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens, and all key female and male demos.  HELL’S KITCHEN was up +14% from its premiere two weeks ago (3.2/11 vs. 2.8/10) and was Tuesday night’s highest rated program among the young and valuable Adults 18-34 audience.

On Wednesday night, the Top Four dancers competed for the last time on the two-hour performance finale of So You Think You Can Dance.  The spectacular show posted a 2.8/9 among Adults 18-49 and was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-34, outperforming originals of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and The Philanthropist and ABC’s Wipeout and I Survived A Japanese Game Show.

On Thursday night the two-hour So You Think You Can Dance results finale aired live from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, featuring encore performances of the judges’ favorite routines and culminating in the crowning of Jeanine Mason as “America’s Favorite Dancer.”  The smash summer hit closed with an impressive 3.5/11 among Adults 18-49 and grew +6% over the previous year’s finale. In addition, the finale show gained significantly compared to its prior summer average, gaining +17% among Adults 18-49, +10% in Adults 18-34, +12% among Teens and +20% in Total Viewers over last season.

Back-to-back episodes of COPS on Saturday each ranked No. 1 in their respective half hours among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Total Viewers and key female and male 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 key male and female demos.

Program Rankers

FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: So You Think You Can Dance-THURS (No. 2), HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 3), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 6), Family Guy (No. 13), American Dad (No. 16), MORE TO LOVE (No. 18 tie) and THE Simpsons 8:30p (No. 18 tie).

FOX had 10 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THURS (No. 1), HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 2), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 4), Family Guy (No. 5), American Dad (No. 8), THE Simpsons 8:30p (No. 11),  THE Simpsons (No. 12), MORE TO LOVE (No. 17), COPS 2 (No. 18) and AMERICA’S Most Wanted (No. 20).

FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THURS (No. 3), Family Guy (No. 4 tie), THE Simpsons 8:30p (No. 4 tie), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 8), HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 9), THE SIMPSONS (No. 10) and American Dad (No. 11).

FOX had 3 of the Top 20 programs in Total Viewers: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THURS (No. 4), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 12) and HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 19).

NIGHTLY AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS -  AUGUST 3 - 9, 2009

MONDAY

8:00-9:00      HOUSE (R): (A18?49: 1.5/5, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.1/6)

9:01-10:00    MORE TO LOVE (RS): (A18?49: 1.1/3, 2.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.7/3)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.3/4, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/4)

At 8p a HOUSE encore (1.5/5) ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and No. 1 among Men 18-34.

At 9p an encore MORE TO LOVE (1.1/3) ranked No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 2 in Adults 18-34.

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

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00      HELL’S KITCHEN: (A18?49: 3.2/11, 6.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.0/7)

9:00-10:00    MORE TO LOVE: (A18?49: 1.8/5, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.5/4)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 2.5/8, 5.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.2/6)

Week three of HELL’S KITCHEN posted a 3.2/11 among Adults 18-49 and 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.  HELL’S KITCHEN was up versus its premiere two weeks ago by +14% (3.2/11 vs. 2.8/10) and was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-34.

Week two of MORE TO LOVE posted a 1.8/5 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 3 in its 9p hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and No. 1 in Women 18-34.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00    SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED: (A18?49: 2.8/9, 7.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.8/9)

The final performances on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE achieved a 2.8/9 among Adults 18-49 and was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-34, outperforming originals of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and The Philanthropist and ABC’s Wipeout and I Survived A Japanese Game Show.

FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34/25-54, and Women 18-49/18-34/25-54, outperforming its nearest competitors by +56% in Adults 18-49 (2.8 vs. 1.8 for ABC), +63% in Adults 18-34 (2.6 vs. 1.6 for ABC) and +20% in Total Viewers (7.8 vs. NBC’s 6.5 Mil).

THURSDAY

8:00-10:00    SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: (A18?49: 3.5/11, 9.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 5.7/10)

The finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE posted a 3.5/11 among Adults 18-49 and grew +6% over its finale last year (vs. 3.3/11 on 8/7/08).  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE posted its highest Adults 18-49 rating in two months among Adults 18-49 (since 5/28/09) and its highest Total Viewers of the entire summer.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE showed impressive growth over its Wednesday night final performance episode by +25% among Adults 18-49 (3.5/11 vs. 2.8/9), +27% among Adults 18-34 (3.3/12 vs. 2.6/10), +27% among Teens (1.9/8 vs. 1.5/6) and +23% in Total Viewers (9.6 vs. 7.8 Mil.)  The finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE also gained significantly compared to its prior summer average among Adults 18-49 (+17%, 3.5/11 vs. 3.0/9), Adults 18-34 (+10%, 3.3/12 vs. 3.0/10), Teens (+12%, 1.9/8 vs. 1.7/7) and Total Viewers (+20%, 9.6 vs. 8.0 Mil.)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos.

FOX won the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00      ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER: (A18?49: 1.0/4, 4.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.7/6)

9:00-10:00    MENTAL: (A18?49: 0.9/3, 3.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.1/4)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.0/4, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/5)

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30      COPS (R): (A18?49: 1.4/6, 4.0 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/5)

8:30-9:00      COPS 2 (R): (A18?49: 1.7/7, 4.9 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.9/6)

9:00-10:00    AMW: (A18?49: 1.7/7, 4.9 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.9/6)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.6/7, 4.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/6)

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 18-49/25-54 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 18-49/25-54 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

7:00-7:30      TIL DEATH (R): (A18?49: 0.7/2, 1.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.0/2)

7:30-7:59      American Dad (R): (A18?49: 0.8/3, 1.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.2/2)

7:59-8:30      SIMPSONS (R): (A18?49: 1.6/5, 3.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.2/4)

8:30-9:01      SIMPSONS (R): (A18?49: 1.8/5, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.5/4)

9:01-9:31      Family Guy (R): (A18?49: 2.2/6, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.7/5)

9:31-10:00    AMERICAN DAD (R): (A18?49: 1.9/5, 4.0 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/4)

7:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.5/5, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.0/4)

Repeats of THE SIMPSONS at 8p (1.6/5) and 8:30p (1.8/5) ranked No. 3 in their half hours among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Teens.  At 9p a repeat Family Guy (2.2/6) and at 9:30p a repeat AMERICAN DAD (1.9/5) ranked No. 2 in their half hours among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Teens.

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-49, No. 2 in Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Teens.

AUGUST 3 - 9, 2009

TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX   2.0/7                FOX    1.8/7               FOX    5.3

ABC   1.1/4                ABC    0.8/3              ABC    3.5

CBS   1.5/5                CBS    1.0/4               CBS    6.1

NBC   1.7/6               NBC    1.2/5               NBC    5.9

 
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