FOX Firmly Holds Its Position As No. 1 Network for Fall Season

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December 29th, 2009

via FOX:

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 21 - 27, 2009

This past week, encores of fan favorites such as HOUSE, Glee, BONES and Family Guy held FOX firmly in its position as the No. 1 network of the Fall season. With a 3.3/9 rating and a +6% lead over nearest competitor CBS, FOX is finishing the quarter in the top spot among the broadcast nets.

On Monday an encore HOUSE posted a 1.6/5 among Adults 18-49, ranking No. 1 in its time period among Men 18-49/18-34. Wednesday’s back-to-back encores of Glee also fared well, posting a 1.2/4 and a 1.5/5, respectively. Even in encores, the series continued to rate highly in its respective hours among Adults 18-34 (No. 2/No. 1) and Teens (No. 1/ No. 1). A BONES encore delivered a 0.9/4 on Thursday among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Adults 18-34 and Teens.

On Sunday, an encore Family Guy garnered a 2.5/6 among Adults 18-49, ranking as the highest-rated scripted entertainment program of the night.

09/10 FOX Dramas: Live + 7 in Adults 18-49

Comparing Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (now available through 12/06/09), FOX’s dramas have shown significant increases among Adults 18-49 including:

09/10 Season thru 12/06   Live+Same Day Adults 18-49      Live + 7 Adults 18-49   % Change

House                                               5.4/14                                       6.7/16                         +24%

Lie To Me                                           2.8/7                                          3.3/8                          +18%

Glee                                                  3.3/9                                         4.1/10                         +24%

Bones                                                2.8/8                                        3.5/10                          +25%

Fringe                                                2.3/6                                         3.1/7                           +35%

Dollhouse                                          0.9/3                                         1.3/4                           +44%

09/10 FOX Dramas: Live +7 in Total Viewers

Comparing Live+ Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (now available through 12/06/09), FOX’s dramas have shown significant increases among Total Viewers including:

09/10 Season thru 12/06   Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.)      Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.)        % Change

House                                             14.0                                       16.5                         +18%

Lie To Me                                          7.5                                         8.8                          +17%

Glee                                                 7.2                                         8.9                          +24%

Bones                                               9.7                                       11.5                         +19%

Fringe                                               6.1                                        8.0                           +31%

Dollhouse                                    2.2                                     3.0                        +36%

Program Rankers

FOX had 4 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: Family Guy (No. 8), The Cleveland Show (No. 14 tie), American Dad (No. 14 tie) and THE Simpsons (No. 18).

FOX had 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34Family Guy (No. 3), The Cleveland Show (No. 8 tie), American Dad (No. 8 tie), THE Simpsons (No. 11) and Glee (No. 18).

FOX had 6 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: Family Guy (No. 3), The Cleveland Show (No. 4), American Dad (No. 5), THE Simpsons (No. 6), GLEE SP (No. 14 tie) and GLEE (No. 14 tie).

NIGHTLY AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS -  DECEMBER 21 - 27, 2009

MONDAY

8:00-9:00        HOUSE (R): (A18?49: 1.6/5, 4.9 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00      Lie To Me (R): (A18?49: 1.3/3, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.4/4, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers)

In the 8p hour an encore HOUSE posted a 1.6/5 among Adults 18-49.  HOUSE ranked No. 4 in the 8p hour among Adults 18-49, No. 3 among Adults 18-34 and Teens and No. 1 among Men 18-49 (tie)/18-34 (tie).

At 9p an encore Lie To Me garnered a 1.3/3 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 3 in the 9p hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

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

TUESDAY

8:00-10:00      CARRIE UNDERWOOD (RS): (A18?49: 1.1/3, 4.0 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX’s encore of CARRIE UNDERWOOD: AN ALL-STAR HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL delivered a 1.1/3 among Adults 18-49 giving FOX a No. 4 rank for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 3 among Teens (tie).

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00        GLEE (RS): (A18?49: 1.2/4, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00      GLEE (R): (A18?49: 1.5/5, 3.9 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.3/4, 3.7 Mil Total Viewers)

In the 8p hour an encore GLEE posted a 1.2/4 among Adults 18-49.  GLEE ranked No. 2 in the 8p hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Teens (tie).

At 9p a second encore of GLEE posted a 1.5/5 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 3 in the 9p hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34 and Teens (tie).

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-34 and Men 18-34 (tie).

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00        BONES (RS): (A18?49: 0.9/4, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00      Fringe (RS): (A18?49: 0.7/3, 2.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 0.8/3, 3.0 Mil Total Viewers)

At 8p an encore BONES delivered a 0.9/4 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49 (tie) and No. 1 among Adults 18-34 (tie) and Teens.

An encore Fringe at 9p posted a 0.7/3 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 4 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-49 (tie) and Adults 18-34 (tie).

FRIDAY

8:00-8:29        TIL DEATH (S): (A18?49: 0.7/2, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:29-9:00        TIL DEATH (S): (A18?49: 0.6/2, 2.4 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:30        TIL DEATH (S): (A18?49: 0.7/2, 2.4 Mil Total Viewers)

9:30-10:00      TIL DEATH (S): (A18?49: 0.8/3, 2.7 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 0.7/2, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)

A marathon night of TIL DEATH specials each ranked No. 4 in their respective half hours among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 4 for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30        COPS (R): (A18?49: 1.6/6, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00        COPS 2 (R): (A18?49: 1.7/6, 5.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00      AMW: (A18?49: 1.7/6, 4.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.7/6, 4.8 Mil Total Viewers)

COPS at 8p and COPS 2 at 830p each ranked No. 1 in their respective half hours among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Adults 18-34.

At 9p, AMERICA’S Most Wanted ranked No. 1 in its hour among Adults 18-49 (tie) and No. 2 among Adults 18-34.

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

SUNDAY

7:00-7:11        BROTHERS (B): (A18?49: 0.5/2, 1.6 Mil Total Viewers)

7:11-7:29        BROTHERS: (A18?49: 0.6/2, 1.8 Mil Total Viewers)

7:29-7:59        BROTHERS (S): (A18?49: 0.6/2, 1.9 Mil Total Viewers)

7:59-8:31        Simpsons (R): (A18?49: 1.8/5, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:31-9:00        Cleveland Show (R): (A18?49: 2.0/5, 4.2 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:31        FAMILY GUY (R): (A18?49: 2.5/6, 5.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:31-10:00      American Dad (R): (A18?49: 2.0/5, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.6/4, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers)

From 8-10p, FOX aired encores of THE Simpsons (1.8/5), CLEVELAND (2.0/5), FAMILY GUY (2.5/6) and American Dad (2.0/5).

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

DECEMBER 21 - 27, 2009

TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX   1.3/4                 FOX    1.1/4                FOX    3.7

ABC   1.3/4                 ABC    1.0/4               ABC      4.5

CBS   2.0/6                 CBS    1.3/5                CBS    9.1

NBC   2.0/6                NBC    1.6/6                NBC    6.4

 
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