FOX had 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49

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via press release:
NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6 – 12, 2010

Following the Labor Day holiday weekend, FOX placed a strong second this week with encores of HOUSE, GLEE and other favorites, as well as the penultimate episode of top-rated summer series MASTERCHEF and the season premiere of AMERICA’S MOST WANTED.  To date, FOX remains the No. 1 broadcast network among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens this summer.

On Wednesday, MASTERCHEF led FOX to win the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Women 18-49/18-34 and all key Male demos.  FOX has ranked No. 1 on Wednesday nights for five weeks in a row, including each of the four weeks MASTERCHEF has aired.

  • MASTERCHEF posted a 2.5/7 among Adults 18-49, its highest rated Wednesday performance ever in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers (5.8 Mil.)
  • MASTERCHEF showed significant gains versus the previous week of +25% among Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 vs. 2.0/6) and +23% in Total Viewers (5.8 vs. 4.7 Mil.)
  • Compared to its prior season average on Wednesdays so far this summer, MASTERCHEF showed increases of +19% among Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 vs. 2.1/7) and +18% in Total Viewers (5.8 vs. 4.9 Mil.)

Saturday’s Season 24 premiere of AMERICA’S MOST WANTED posted a 1.3/4 and ranked No. 1 in its hour among Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-49/18-34/25-54 (tie).
Weekly Program Rankers

FOX had 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: THE SIMPSONS (No. 6), MASTERCHEF (No. 11), FAMILY GUY-9:30 PM (No. 15 tie), FAMILY GUY (No. 17 tie) and THE CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 19).

FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34:  THE SIMPSONS (No. 5), MASTERCHEF (No. 6 tie), FAMILY GUY-9:30PM (No. 9), FAMILY GUY (No. 11 tie), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 13), GLEE (No. 19) and GLEE 8 PM (No. 20 tie).

FOX had 6 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: FAMILY GUY-9:30PM (No. 6 tie), FAMILY GUY (No. 8 tie), THE SIMPSONS (No. 10 tie), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 15 tie), MASTERCHEF (No. 15 tie) and GLEE (No. 18 tie).

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NIGHTLY AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS –  SEPTEMBER 6 – 12, 2010

MONDAY

8:00-9:01            HOUSE (RS): (A18?49: 1.0/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:01-10:00            LIE TO ME (RS): (A18-49: 1.0/2, 3.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00            FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.0/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)
On Labor Day Monday at 8p an encore HOUSE posted a 1.0/3 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 4 in the hour among Adults 18-49.

An encore LIE TO ME at 9p posted a 1.0/2 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 4 in the hour among Adults 18-49.
FOX ranked No. 4 for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00            GLEE (R): (A18?49: 1.5/5, 4.0 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00            GLEE (R): (A18?49: 1.6/4, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00            FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.5/5, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX’s encores of GLEE at 8p (1.5/5) and 9p (1.6/4) combined to rank No. 3 for the night in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00            MASTERCHEF: (A18?49: 2.5/7, 5.8 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX’s MASTERCHEF won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Women 18-49/18-34 and all key Male demos.  FOX outperformed its nearest competitor for the night, NBC by +19% in Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 vs. 2.1/6).  FOX has ranked No. 1 on Wednesday nights for five weeks in a row, including each of the four weeks MASTERCHEF has aired.

MASTERCHEF posted a 2.5/7 among Adults 18-49, its highest rated Wednesday performance ever in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers (5.8 Mil.)  MASTERCHEF showed significant gains versus the previous week of +25% among Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 vs. 2.0/6) and +23% in Total Viewers (5.8 vs. 4.7 Mil.)

Compared to its prior season average on Wednesdays so far this summer, MASTERCHEF showed increases of +19% among Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 vs. 2.1/7) and +18% in Total Viewers (5.8 vs. 4.9 Mil.)

MASTERCHEF is the highest rated new program of the summer in A18-49, outperforming the next highest rated (ABC’s Bachelor Pad) by +14% (2.5/7 vs. 2.2/6).

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00            BONES (R): (A18?49: 1.0/3, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00            FRINGE (R): (A18?49: 0.7/2, 2.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00            FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 0.9/2, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX’s encores of BONES at 8p (1.0/3) and FRINGE at 9p (0.7/2) combined to rank No. 5 for the night in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00            STAND UP TO CANCER (S): (SUSTAINED)

9:00-10:00            GOOD GUYS (R): (A18?49: 0.3/1, 1.2 Mil Total Viewers)

At 9p, a GOOD GUYS encore delivered a 0.3/1 and ranked No. 5 among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

SATURDAY

8:00-8:20            MLB – BRAVES VS. CARDINALS (S): (A18?49: 0.5/2, 2.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-8:20            COPS (B): (A18?49: 0.5/2, 1.6 Mil Total Viewers)

8:20-8:30            COPS (P): (A18?49: 1.2/4, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00            COPS (RP): (A18?49: 1.3/5, 4.2 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00            AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (P): (A18?49: 1.4/4, 4.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00            FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.3/4, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

Combined coverage of COPS (season premiere) and MLB Baseball at 8p ranked No. 2 in its time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key male and female demos.

COPS at 8:30p ranked No. 2 in its time period among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-34 and Men 18-34 (tie).

At 9p, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED ranked No. 2 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-49/18-34/25-54 (tie).

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49. FOX ranked No. 1 for the night among Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-34 and Men 18-34 (tie).

SUNDAY

7:00-7:50            NFL OVERRUN: (A18?49: 13.5/41, 34.7 Mil Total Viewers)

7:50-8:00            THE OT (P): (A18?49: 5.5/16, 13.3 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-8:31            SIMPSONS (R): (A18?49: 2.9/8, 6.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:31-9:00            CLEVELAND SHOW (R): (A18?49: 1.9/5, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:31            FAMILY GUY (R): (A18?49: 2.0/5, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:31-10:00            FAMILY GUY (R): (A18?49: 2.1/5, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00            FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 5.2/14, 12.9 Mil Total Viewers)

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

Following an NFL Over-run, FOX aired encores of THE SIMPSONS (2.9/8), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (1.9/5) and FAMILY GUY at 9p (2.0/5) and 9:30p (2.1/5).

SEPTEMBER 6 – 12, 2010

TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX   2.2/6                        FOX            2.0/6                        FOX              5.8

ABC   1.4/4                        ABC            1.1/3                        ABC      4.8

CBS   1.4/4                        CBS            1.0/3                        CBS              6.1

NBC   3.8/11                        NBC            3.3/10                        NBC              11.4

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