FOX weekly ratings highlights, week ending August 30, 2009

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via FOX press release:

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 24 – 30, 2009

Last week HELL’S KITCHEN, MORE TO LOVE and FOX’S NFL PRE-SEASON GAME 3 delivered strong performances that gave FOX a 1.7/5 for the week in the key adult demo. FOX remains this summer’s No. 1 broadcast network among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

HELL’S KITCHEN seared the competition on Tuesday, posting a 3.6/12 among Adults 18-49 and delivering its highest Total Viewers of the summer (7.8 Million).  The cooking competition show was up +13% from its prior summer average in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.  HELL’S KITCHEN was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and most key demos, outperforming ABC’s Shaq Vs. and Primetime: Outsiders, CBS’ Big Brother and NBC’s two hour America’s Got Talent.  In the 9p hour MORE TO LOVE posted a 1.7/5 rating among Adults 18-49, and achieved its second highest Total Viewers to date.

On Thursday night the Miami Dolphins faced off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in FOX’S NFL PRE-SEASON GAME 3 which posted a 2.1/7 rating among Adults 18-49.  FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key male demos.

Program Rankers

FOX had 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 1), THE SIMPSONS 8:30p (No. 10), FAMILY GUY (No. 12), NFL ON FOX PRESEASON SP 8/27 (No. 14 tie), THE SIMPSONS (No. 14 tie) and AMERICAN DAD (No. 17).

FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34:  HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 1), FAMILY GUY (No. 3 tie), THE SIMPSONS 8:30p (No. 3 tie), THE SIMPSONS (No. 5), AMERICAN DAD (No. 6), MORE TO LOVE (No. 14 tie) and NFL ON FOX PRESEASON SP 8/27 (No. 14 tie).

FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: FAMILY GUY (No. 1), THE SIMPSONS 8:30p (No. 2) AMERICAN DAD (No. 4 tie), THE SIMPSONS (No. 4 tie), HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 7), AMERICAN DAD 7:30p (No. 16 tie) and NFL ON FOX PRESEASON SP 8/27 (No. 16 tie).

FOX had 1 of the Top 20 programs in Total Viewers: HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 11).


NIGHTLY AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS –  AUGUST 24 – 30, 2009

MONDAY

8:00-9:00      HOUSE (R): (A18?49: 1.6/5, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.0/5)

9:00-10:00    LIE TO ME (R): (A18?49: 1.4/4, 4.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.6/4)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.5/4, 4.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/5)

At 8p a HOUSE encore (1.6/5) ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34.  At 9p an encore LIE TO ME (1.4/4) ranked No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

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

TUESDAY

8:00-9:01      HELL’S KITCHEN: (A18?49: 3.6/12, 7.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.4/8)

9:01-10:00    MORE TO LOVE: (A18?49: 1.7/5, 3.9 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.5/4)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 2.6/8, 5.9 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.5/6)

HELL’S KITCHEN posted a 3.6/12 among Adults 18-49 and delivered its highest Total Viewers of the summer with 7.8 Mil.  HELL’S KITCHEN was up +13% versus its prior summer average in Adults 18-49 (3.6/12 vs. 3.2/11) and up +13% in Total Viewers (7.8 vs. 6.9 Mil.)  HELL’S KITCHEN was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and most key demos, outperforming ABC’s Shaq Vs. and Primetime: Outsiders, CBS’ Big Brother and NBC’s two hour America’s Got Talent.  HELL’S KITCHEN won the 8p hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens and all key demos.

MORE TO LOVE achieved a 1.7/5 among Adults 18-49, on par with recent performances.  MORE TO LOVE posted its second highest Total Viewers ever. MORE TO LOVE ranked No. 3 in its 9p hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and key demos.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00      BONES (RS): (A18?49: 1.2/4, 4.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/5)

9:00-10:00    BONES (RS): (A18?49: 1.3/4, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/5)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.2/4, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/5)

At 8p an encore BONES posted a 1.2/4 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.  At 9p a second encore BONES achieved a 1.3/4 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-34.

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

THURSDAY

8:00-8:08      NFL PRE-SEASON PRE-GAME (S): SUSTAINED

8:08-11:54    NFL PRE-SEASON: (DOLPHINS & BUCS) (S): (A18?49: 2.1/7, 5.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.7/7)

8:08-11:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 2.3/7, 6.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.1/7)

FOX’s NFL PRE-SEASON GAME 3: MIAMI vs. TAMPA posted a 2.1/7 among Adults 18-49, on par with FOX’s pre-season games last week (Game 1 posted a 2.4/8 last Thu., 8/20/09 and Game 2 posted 2.3/8 last Fri., 8/21/09).

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

FRIDAY

8:00-9:01      ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER (R): (A18?49: 1.1/4, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/5)

9:01-10:00    ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER (RS): (A18?49: 1.2/4, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.9/5)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.1/4, 4.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/5)

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30      COPS (R): (A18?49: 1.3/5, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.2/4)

8:30-9:00      COPS 2 (R): (A18?49: 1.6/6, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.7/5)

9:00-10:00    AMW: (A18?49: 1.6/5, 4.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.7/5)

8:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.5/5, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.6/5)

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 and Women 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 and Women 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 and Women 18-49/18-34/25-54.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:29      TIL DEATH (R): (A18?49: 0.8/3, 2.1 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.3/2)

7:29-7:59      AMERICAN DAD (R): (A18?49: 1.0/3, 2.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 1.4/3)

7:59-8:30      SIMPSONS (R): (A18?49: 2.1/6, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.5/4)

8:30-9:00      SIMPSONS (R): (A18?49: 2.5/7, 5.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/5)

9:00-9:31      FAMILY GUY (R): (A18?49: 2.4/6, 5.0 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.8/5)

9:31-10:00    AMERICAN DAD (R): (A18?49: 2.0/5, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.4/4)

7:00-10:00    FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.8/5, 3.9 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.2/4)

At 8p a repeat of THE SIMPSONS (2.1/6) ranked No. 3 in its half hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34 and Teens.  Another repeat of THE SIMPSONS at 8:30p (2.5/7) ranked No. 2 in the half hour among Adults 18-49 (tie) and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 among Teens.  A FAMILY GUY repeat at 9p (2.4/6) and ranked No. 2 in its half hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Teens and Women 18-34.  At 9:30p a repeat AMERICAN DAD (2.0/5) ranked No. 2 in the half hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and No. 1 in Women 18-34 (tie).  At 7p a repeat TIL DEATH (0.8/3) ranked No. 1 in the half hour among Teens (tie).  At 7:30p a repeat AMERICAN DAD (1.0/3) ranked No. 2 among Adults 18-34 (tie) and No. 1 in Teens.

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

AUGUST 24 – 30, 2009

TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX   1.7/5                FOX    1.6/6               FOX    4.8

ABC   1.2/4                ABC    1.0/3              ABC    3.8

CBS   1.8/6                CBS    1.2/4               CBS    6.6

NBC   1.8/6               NBC    1.4/5               NBC    6.4

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