Fox 09/10 Season Ratings Highlights Including American Idol, Glee, Fringe, Lie To Me, Bones

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Lot’s of interesting tidbits of information on Fox’s season for those so inclined.

via Fox press note:

FOX 09/10 Season Performance Highlights

(Through 5/13/10 – Most Current ratings)

Overall Prime Highlights

  • Season to date, FOX ranks No. 1 among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.
  • FOX ranks No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the sixth straight season (since 2004/05), No. 1 among Adults 18-34 for the eighth straight season (since 2002/03), and No. 1 among Teens 12-17 for the tenth straight season (since 2000/01).
  • FOX holds a +16% advantage over the No. 2 broadcast network and a +37% advantage over the No. 3 and No. 4 networks among Adults 18-49.
  • FOX leads its next highest-rated competitor by +50% among Adults 18-34 and +62% among Teens
  • FOX is up +3% among Adults 18-49, making it the only major broadcast network to post year-to-year gains (ABC -7%, NBC -4%, CBS Flat).
  • This past Fall, FOX ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49, No. 1 among Adults 18-34, and No. 1 among Teens.  This marks the first year ever FOX has captured the No. 1 rank among Adults 18-49 during the Fall.
  • FOX led 1st quarter 2010 among Adults 18-49, and has won 1st quarter for the past 8 seasons.
  • FOX has ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past 6 quarters (1st quarter 2009 to 2nd quarter 2010), the longest streak for any network since 1998.
  • FOX has three shows among the season’s Top 10 regular programs among Adults 18-49: AMERICAN IDOL-Tue (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 2) and HOUSE (No. 8).
  • FOX has five of the season’s Top 10 regular programs among Adults 18-34: AMERICAN IDOL-Tue (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 2), Family Guy (No. 5 tie), HOUSE (No. 9) and GLEE (No. 10).
  • FOX has seven of the season’s Top 10 regular programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL-Tue (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 2), Family Guy (No. 3), CLEVELAND (No. 5), GLEE (No. 6), AMERICAN DAD (No. 7 tie) and THE SIMPSONS (No. 9).
  • FOX has the three highest-rated nights on television among Adults 18-49: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.
  • FOX ranks No. 1 among Adults 18-49 on 5 of 7 nights of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday), the most nights of any network.
  • FOX’s median age of 44 for regular programming is the youngest of the four major broadcast networks – four years younger than the second-youngest network, NBC.

Key 2009/10 Program Highlights

AMERICAN IDOL

  • AMERICAN IDOL will finish this season as the #1 show on television, with a +68% advantage over the No. 2 show (excluding post-Superbowl launches)
  • This year marks the seventh straight season (since 2003/04) that AMERICAN IDOL has accounted for the #1/#2 ranks on Adults 18-49, the most consecutive No. 1 ranks for any broadcast network program since the beginning of continuous Adults 18-49 measurement more than 20 years ago.
  • AMERICAN IDOL has ranked as the #1/#2 program among Total Viewers for the past five years (since 2005/06).
  • AMERICAN IDOL is the only show to finish #1 among Adults 18-49 in its ninth season since 1991 (“Cheers”).
  • AMERICAN IDOL is the season’s highest rated regular program among “Adults 18-49 with Household Income of $100K+” and “Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College.”

BONES

  • BONES ranks No. 1 in its Thursday 8-9pm time period among Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, taking the No. 2 spot on Thursdays among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.
  • BONES surpasses FOX’s average in the time period with regular programming by double-digit amounts among Adults 18-49 (+14%), Adults 18-34 (+13%) and Total Viewers (+27%).
  • BONES’ original average improved over its comparable 2008/09 Thursday average among Adults 18-49 (+6%), Adults 18-34 (+15%) and Total Viewers (+7%).
  • FOX’s BONES/FRINGE combo drove FOX Thursday to a +15% increase among Total Viewers versus the night’s 2008/09 average for regular programming.

FRINGE

  • This season, FRINGE builds from its BONES lead-in among Men 18-49 (+12%), Men 18-34 (+5%) and Men 25-54 (+10%).
  • FRINGE delivers an upscale audience, surpassing its Total U.S Adults 18-49 average in “Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College” (114 index) and “Adults 18-49 with Household Income of $100K+” (121 index).
  • FOX’s BONES/FRINGE combo drove FOX Thursday to a +15% increase among Total Viewers versus the night’s 2008/09 average for regular programming.

GLEE

  • GLEE is this season’s No. 1 new scripted series among Adults 18-49.
  • GLEE is also the No. 1 new comedy among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 Women 18-49/18-34 and No. 1 new scripted hour among Adults 18-34 and Teens, while being the No. 1 new program with Women 18-34.
  • GLEE ranks No. 1 in its Wednesday 9-10pm time period among Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-49/18-34 and Men 18-34, placing second with Adults 18-49.
  • GLEE ranks among the season’s Top 10 programs among Adults 18-34, Teens and Women 18-34.
  • Attracting an upscale audience, GLEE has broadcast prime’s second-highest index among “Adults 18-49 with Household Income of $100K+” (161 index).

HOUSE

  • HOUSE ranks among the season’s Top 10 regular programs among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Men 18-34/25-54 and Women 18-49/18-34.
  • HOUSE dominates its Monday 8-9pm time period among all 18-49, 18-34 and 12-17 measures.
  • HOUSE exceeds the time period’s 2008/09 average for regular programming among Adults 18-49 (+14%), Adults 18-34 (+24%) and Total Viewers (+12%).
  • HOUSE delivers an upscale audience, surpassing its Total U.S Adults 18-49 average in “Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College” (108 index) and “Adults 18-49 with Household Income of $100K+” (110 index).

HUMAN TARGET

  • HUMAN TARGET wins its Wednesday 8-9pm time period among all Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Teens and all key male measures.

LIE TO ME

  • LIE TO ME ranks No. 2 in its Monday 9-10pm time period among Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 (tie) and Men 18-49/18-34/25-54.
  • LIE TO ME delivers an educated audience, surpassing its Total U.S Adults 18-49 average in “Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College” (110 index) and “Adults 18-49 with Household Income of $100K+” (110 index).

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

  • SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – Wednesday ranks No. 1 in its 8-9pm time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens, Men 18-34 and all key women demos.
  • SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – Tuesday outperforms ABC’s Dancing With The Stars by +41% among Adults 18-34 in head-to-head competition.
  • SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE ranks among the season’s Top 10 reality programs among Adults 18-34.
  • SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE delivers an educated audience, surpassing its total U.S Adults 18-49 average in “Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College” (125 index) and “Adults 18-49 with Household Income of $100K+” (129 index).

FOX Sunday (THE SIMPSONS/CLEVELAND/FAMILY GUY/AMERICAN DAD)

  • FOX Sunday 8-10pm is primetime’s highest-rated comedy block among Teens and Men 18-34.
  • FOX’s THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD and CLEVELAND rank among the season’s Top 10 regular comedies among Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-49/18-34.
  • In its 21st season, THE SIMPSONS ranks among the season’s Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-49/18-34/25-54.
  • THE SIMPSONS ranks No. 1 in its Sunday 8pm half hour among Adults 18-34 and Men 18-34, ranking No. 2 among Adults 18-49.
  • CLEVELAND ranks as the season’s No. 1 new program among Teens and Men 18-34 (tie), ranking as the season’s #1 new scripted half hour among Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49.
  • CLEVELAND places No. 2 among Teens and Men 18-34 in its Sunday 8:30-9pm half hour.
  • FAMILY GUY is the No. 1 primetime comedy among Teens and Men 18-34.
  • FAMILY GUY ranks No. 1 in its Sunday 9-9:30pm half hour among Adults 18-34 , Teens and Men 18-34.
  • AMERICAN DAD ranks among the season’s Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-49/18-34.
  • AMERICAN DAD ranks No. 2 in its Sunday 9:30-10pm half hour among Teens and Men 18-34.
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