FOX Posts TV’s Highest-Rated Week This Season

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October 25th, 2011

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NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 17 - 23, 2011

 

FOX POSTS TV’S HIGHEST-RATED WEEK THIS SEASON

 

2011 World Series, The X Factor, HOUSE and Terra Nova Put FOX on Top

Among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers

 

FOX dominated the competition last week, winning 5 of 7 nights among Adults 18-49 and posting TV’s highest-rated week so far this season. Thanks to strong turnouts for the 2011 World Series, The X Factor and Terra Nova, FOX averaged a 3.6/10 among Adults 18-49 – +38% higher than the second place network – and won the week among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and Total Viewers.

 

FOX remains the only broadcast network to post a year-over-year gain in the core adult demo this season and this week increased its improvement over last Fall among both Adults 18-49 (+17%) and Total Viewers (+23%).

 

Nightly and Program Highlights - October 17 - 23, 2011

 

MONDAY

8:00-9:00     Terra Nova(Adults 18-49: 2.8/8, 8.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00   HOUSE: (Adults 18-49: 3.1/7, 8.3 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.0/7, 8.3 Mil Total Viewers)

 

Coming back from the previous week’s delayed telecast following an MLB over-run, Terra Nova posted a 2.8/8 among Adults 18-49, up +12% (vs. 2.5/6) in the core demo.  TERRA NOVA also showed impressive +19% growth over its previous telecast in Total Viewers (8.3 vs. 7.0 Mil.).

At 9p HOUSE delivered a 3.1/7 among Adults 18-49 -- up +15% from the previous week’s late-airing telecast (vs. 2.7/7) -- and gained +20% in Total Viewers (8.3 vs. 6.9 Mil.).  HOUSE tied as the highest rated drama of the night among Adults 18-49 and was the #1 drama of the night in Adults 18-34.

Overall, FOX placed third on Monday among Adults 18-49, #2 among Adults 18-34 and #1 in Teens.

 

TUESDAY

8:00-10:00   THE X-FACTOR-TUE SP (S): (Adults 18-49: 3.9/10, 10.4 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX won Tuesday night across Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and posted its largest Tuesday night advantage over the competition in the core adult so far this season (+22% over CBS). The show also delivered FOX’s most-watched Tuesday of the season in Total Viewers (10.4 Mil.)

 

Despite airing out of pattern, the special Tuesday telecast of The X Factor (Judges House #3) posted a 3.9/10 among Adults 18-49, up +5% over the previous Thursday’s ‘Judges House #1’ and up +15% compared to the previous special Sunday ‘Judges House #2’ telecast (vs. 3.4/8).

 

The X Factor was the #1 program on Tuesday night among Adults 18-49 (tied with NCIS), Adults 18-34 and Teens.

 

 

FOX has won every Tuesday night this season in Adults 18-49 with entertainment programming.

 

So far this season The X Factor has won the night with every airing against entertainment programming (excludes only Sunday 10/16/11).

 

WEDNESDAY

7:30-8:02     World Series PRE-GAME 1 (S): (Adults 18-49: 1.7/6, 5.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:02-11:13   World Series GAME 1 (S): (Adults 18-49: 4.2/12, 14.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-11:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 4.1/11, 14.0 Mil Total Viewers

 

From 8:02-11:13p the MLB World Series GAME 1: TEXAS at ST. LOUIS (S) posted a 4.2/12 among Adults 18-49. FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34/25-54 and Teens.

THURSDAY

7:30-8:02     WORLD SERIES PRE-GAME 2 (S): (Adults 18-49: 1.1/4, 4.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:02-11:11   WORLD SERIES GAME 2 (S): (Adults 18-49: 4.0/11, 14.3 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-11:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.9/11, 13.9 Mil Total Viewers

 

From 8:02-11:11p the MLB WORLD SERIES GAME 2: TEXAS at ST. LOUIS (S) posted a 4.0/11 among Adults 18-49.  FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34/25-54 and Teens.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00        Kitchen Nightmares(Adults 18-49: 1.4/5, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00      Fringe (R): (Adults 18-49: 0.5/2, 1.6 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 0.9/3, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)

 

Kitchen Nightmares posted a 1.4/5 among Adults 18-49 and won the 8p hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. An encore Fringe followed at 9pm and posted a 0.5/2.

 

SATURDAY

7:30-8:01        WORLD SERIES PRE-GAME 3 (S): (Adults 18-49: 1.2/5, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:01-12:10      WORLD SERIES GAME 3 (S): (Adults 18-49: 3.2/10, 11.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-11:00      FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.3/11, 11.8 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX ranked #1 for the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Total Viewers.

 

From 8:01p-12:10a the MLB WORLD SERIES GAME 3: ST. LOUIS at TEXAS (S) did a 3.2/10 among Adults 18-49.

 

 

SUNDAY

7:00-7:26        NFL OVER-RUN: (A18?49: 9.6/29, 27.2 Mil Total Viewers)

7:26-7:45        THE OT: (A18?49: 5.3/15, 14.7 Mil Total Viewers)

7:45-8:02        WORLD SERIES PRE-GAME 4: SUSTAINED

8:02-11:14      WORLD SERIES GAME 4 (S): (A18?49: 4.2/11, 15.2 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-11:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 4.9/13, 16.5 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX won the night in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54.

 

Following an NFL over-run and THE O.T. the MLB WORLD SERIES GAME 4: ST. LOUIS at TEXAS (S) did a 4.2/11 among Adults 18-49 from 8:02-11:14p.

 

Weekly Program Rankers

FOX had 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: WORLD SERIES GAME 1 (No. 6 tie), WORLD SERIES GAME 4 (No. 6 tie), WORLD SERIES GAME 2 (No. 9), THE X FACTOR-TUE SP (No. 11), and WORLD SERIES GAME 3 (No. 20).

FOX had 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: WORLD SERIES GAME 1 (No. 5), WORLD SERIES GAME 4 (No. 7), WORLD SERIES GAME 2 (No. 8), THE X FACTOR-TUE SP (No. 10), HOUSE (No. 13) and WORLD SERIES GAME 3 (No. 14).

FOX had 5 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: THE X FACTOR-TUE SP (No. 3), TERRA NOVA (No. 6 tie), WORLD SERIES GAME 4 (No. 6 tie), HOUSE (No. 11), and WORLD SERIES GAME 1 (No. 14).

FOX had 3 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers:  WORLD SERIES GAME 4 (No. 4), WORLD SERIES GAME 2 (No. 7), and WORLD SERIES GAME 1 (No. 8).

 

OCTOBER 17 - 23, 2011

 

TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX    3.6/10              FOX    3.0/10              FOX    11.9

ABC    2.4/6                ABC    1.7/5                ABC    8.7

CBS    2.6/7                CBS    1.6/5                CBS    11.0

NBC    1.8/5                NBC    1.6/5                NBC    5.3

11/12 FOX Programs: Live + 7 in Adults 18-49

Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 10/09/11) among Adults 18-49:

 

11/12 Season thru 10/09   Live+Same Day Adults 18-49      Live + 7 Adults 18-49   % Change

HOUSE                                               3.9/9                                        5.3/12                         +36%

TERRA NOVA                                    3.1/8                                        4.3/11                         +39%

Glee                                                  3.8/11                                      5.0/14                         +32%

New Girl                                          4.5/11                                      6.0/15                         +33%

Raising Hope                                  2.9/7                                         3.8/9                          +31%

THE X FACTOR- Wed                        4.2/11                                      4.8/13                         +14%

THE X FACTOR- Thu                         4.1/11                                      4.7/13                         +15%

Kitchen Nightmares                   1.6/6                                         2.0/7                          +25%

Fringe                                              1.3/4                                         2.1/7                           +62%

THE Simpsons                                 3.4/9                                        3.9/10                         +15%

The Cleveland Show                  2.9/7                                         3.2/8                           +10%

Family Guy                                      3.8/9                                        4.7/11                          +24%

American Dad                                2.9/6                                         3.3/7                            +14%

 

11/12 FOX Programs: Live +7 in Total Viewers

Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 10/09/11) among Total Viewers:

 

11/12 Season thru 10/09   Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.)      Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.)        % Change

HOUSE                                               9.8                                        12.7                         +30%

TERRA NOVA                                    9.1                                        11.9                         +31%

Glee                                                  8.7                                        11.6                         +33%

New Girl                                          9.4                                        12.2                         +30%

Raising Hope                                  6.4                                         8.0                          +25%

THE X FACTOR- Wed                      12.1                                        13.7                         +13%

THE X FACTOR- Thu                       12.1                                        13.6                         +12%

Kitchen Nightmares                   3.9                                         4.7                          +21%

Fringe                                              3.2                                         4.9                           +53%

THE Simpsons                                 7.1                                         8.0                          +13%

The Cleveland Show                  5.8                                         6.4                          +10%

Family Guy                                      7.3                                         8.9                          +22%

American Dad                                5.8                                         6.6                          +14%

 
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