It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League up over 50% without World Series

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November 6th, 2009

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Here's some ratings detail on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The League via FX (note the ratings noted are "coverage ratings" but the viewer averages still are comparable to other data you normally see on the site):

Sunny posted a 1.51 P18-49 rating for episode eight.  A lift of +68% over last week and the highest rating since week one.   Among M18-49, last night’s episode delivered a 1.94 rating or more than a million impressions.  Equally, if not more impressive, were M18-34 which notched a 3.06 rating or 853,000 impressions – highest since the premiere.

The League delivered a 1.10 rating among P18-49 for episode two, up +56% from its premiere (0.71).  Men 18-49 posted a 1.58, while M18-34 generated a whopping 2.61 rating -- retaining 85% of its Sunny lead-in.

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

HH

P2+

P 18-49

Season 5, Thursday 1000 - 1030P

Rtg

000's

000s

Rtg

000s

11/5/09

1.35

1,298

1,991

1.51

1,657

10/29/09

0.95

911

1,353

0.90

989

10/22/09

1.07

1,032

1,616

1.12

1,230

10/15/09

1.02

978

1,612

1.16

1,281

10/8/09

1.12

1,082

1,512

1.07

1,179

10/1/09

1.38

1,324

2,018

1.47

1,623

9/24/09

1.26

1,207

1,790

1.26

1,383

09/17/09 [P]

1.50

1,440

2,245

1.62

1,781

It's Always Sunny Season 5 To-date (8x)

1.21

1,161

1,771

1.27

1,393

Key Benchmarks

Lead-in: 9:30 - 10:00P (Movie: Shallow Hal)

1.21

1,159

1,564

0.95

1,048

% Change

+12%

+12%

+27%

+59%

+58%

Lead-in: 9:30 - 10:00P (8x)

0.95

912

1,220

0.67

742

% Change vs. Season 5 Average

+27%

+27%

+45%

+90%

+88%

Year-Ago Time Period

9/4-10/23/08: Sunny (6x), Movies (2x)

1.01

957

1301

0.80

874

% Change

+20%

+21%

+36%

+59%

+59%

FX Prime (M-SU)

4Q09 thru 11/05/09

1.02

977

1,326

0.71

785

% Change

+19%

+19%

+34%

+79%

+77%

Season Average

It's Always Sunny - Season 1 Average

08/04/05-09/13/05, Tue.,Thu. 1030-1130P

0.94

811

1,139

0.73

747

% Change

+29%

+43%

+55%

+74%

+86%

It's Always Sunny - Season 2 Average

06/29/06-08/17/06, Thu., 10:00-11:00P

1.03

911

1,243

0.79

832

% Change

+17%

+27%

+42%

+61%

+67%

It's Always Sunny - Season 3 Average

09/13/07-11/15/07, Thu., 10:00-11:00P

0.93

874

1,278

0.87

967

% Change

+30%

+33%

+39%

+46%

+44%

It's Always Sunny - Season 4 Average

09/18/08-11/20/08, Thur. 10:00P-11:00P

0.98

926

1,318

0.85

935

% Change

+23%

+25%

+34%

+49%

+49%

The League

HH

P2+

P 18-49

Season 1, Thursday 1030 - 1100P

Rtg

000's

000s

Rtg

000s

11/5/09

0.90

864

1,414

1.10

1,207

10/29/09 [P]

0.72

695

994

0.71

779

The League S1 To-date (2x)

0.80

772

1,185

0.89

973

% Retention

125

124

142

155

155

Key Benchmarks

Lead-in: 10:00 - 10:30P (It's Always Sunny)

1.35

1,298

1,991

1.51

1,657

% Change

-33%

-33%

-29%

-27%

-27%

Lead-in: 1000 - 1030P (2x)

1.15

1,104

1,672

1.20

1,322

% Change vs. League Season 1 Average

-30%

-30%

-29%

-26%

-26%

Year-Ago Time Period

4x Testees (10/30-11/27/08)

0.73

692

982

0.56

616

% Change

+10%

+12%

+21%

+59%

+58%

FX Prime

4Q09 thru 11/5/09

1.02

977

1,326

0.71

785

% Change

-22%

-21%

-11%

+25%

+24%

 
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