“The Simpsons” Tops The Week! Outperforms “Modern Family” and “Big Bang Theory” As Last Week’s No. 1 Series

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January 18th, 2012

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“THE Simpsons” TOPS THE WEEK!

 

FOX’s Animated Favorite Outperforms “Modern Family” and “Big Bang Theory
As Last Week’s No. 1 Series

 

Family Guy” and “Napoleon Dynamite” Round Out The Week’s Top Five

 

Homer’s still got it! After more than two decades on the air, THE Simpsons managed to best tough competition – including “Modern Family,” “Big Bang Theory” and The Golden Globes – to claim last week’s entertainment ratings crown among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.  Family Guy and the series debut of Napoleon Dynamite also ranked among the week’s top 5 regular programs in the core adult demo, and together with THE Simpsons dominated the top three slots among Adults 18-34 and Teens.

 

Averaging a 3.2/8 among Adults 18-49, FOX ranked second last week in the core demo but won the week among Adults 18-34 and Teens, thanks to its Sunday animated comedies, a strong return by BONES and the series premiere of new drama The Finder.

 

In addition, excluding sports and specials, FOX had:

 

  • 4 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: THE Simpsons (No. 1), Napoleon Dynamite (No. 4 tie), Family Guy (No. 4 tie) and Napoleon Dynamite SP 930P (No. 9)
  • 4 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: THE SIMPSONS (No. 1), Family Guy (No. 2), Napoleon Dynamite (No. 3) and NAPOLEON DYNAMITE SP 930P (No. 6)
  • 4 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: THE SIMPSONS (No. 1), NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (No. 2), FAMILY GUY (No. 3) and NAPOLEON DYNAMITE SP 930P (No. 4)
  • 2 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: THE SIMPSONS (No. 10) and NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (No. 20)

 

Week of January 9 - 15, 2012 -- Nightly and Program Highlights

 

MONDAY

8:00-9:00     HOUSE (RS): (Adults 18-49: 1.0/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00   HOUSE (R): (Adults 18-49: 1.2/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.1/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

With encores of HOUSE at 8p (1.0/3) and 9p (1.2/3), FOX ranked fourth for the night among Adults 18-49.


TUESDAY

8:00-9:00     Glee (R): (Adults 18-49: 1.1/3, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:31     New Girl (R): (Adults 18-49: 1.3/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:31-10:00   Raising Hope (R): (Adults 18-49: 1.0/3, 2.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.1/3, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)
With encores of Glee (1.1/3), New Girl (1.3/3) and Raising Hope (1.0/3), FOX ranked fourth for the night among Adults 18-49.

 

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00     MOBBED (RS): (Adults 18-49: 1.0/3, 2.8 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00   MOBBED: (Adults 18-49: 1.3/3, 3.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.2/3, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

 

Airing an encore MOBBED at 8p (1.0/3) and a MOBBED original at 9p (1.3/3), FOX ranked fourth for the night among Adults 18-49.
THURSDAY

8:00-9:00     BONES (S): (Adults 18-49: 2.4/6, 8.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00   The Finder (P): (Adults 18-49: 1.7/4, 5.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.0/5, 7.1 Mil Total Viewers)

 

BONES returned with a 2.4/6 among Adults 18-49, the same as five weeks ago (12/8/11, 2.4/6), but was up +5% in Total Viewers from its most recent telecast (8.6 vs. 8.2 Mil on 12/8/11).

 

The debut of The Finder delivered a 1.7/4 among Adults 18-49. FOX ranked third overall on the night.
FRIDAY

8:00-9:00        Kitchen Nightmares(Adults 18-49: 1.7/5, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00      Fringe(Adults 18-49: 1.1/3, 2.9 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.4/4, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

 

Kitchen Nightmares posted a 1.7/5 among Adults 18-49 and won the 8pm hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

 

Fringe posted a 1.1/3 and ranked #4 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

 

FOX ranked #3 among Adults 18-49 for the night and #1 among Adults 18-34.

 

SATURDAY

8:00-8:21     NFL PLAYOFF OVER-RUN: (A18?49: 14.1/40, 40.6 Mil Total Viewers)

8:21-8:42     NFL PLAYOFF POST-GAME: (A18?49: 3.6/10, 10.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:42-9:00     COPS(A18?49: 1.5/4, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00   Terra Nova (R): (Adults 18-49: 0.7/2, 2.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.7/10, 10.6 Mil Total Viewers)

 

An NFL Playoff Over-run, COPS and an encore Terra Nova gave FOX a #2 rank on Saturday.

 

SUNDAY

7:00-8:00     NFL PLAYOFF OVER-RUN: (A18?49: 17.4/44, 48.7 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-8:12     NFL PLAYOFF POST-GAME: (A18?49: 9.3/23, 23.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:12-8:42     THE SIMPSONS: (A18?49: 5.4/13, 11.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:42-9:12     NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (P): (A18?49: 4.4/10, 8.7 Mil Total Viewers)

9:12-9:42     FAMILY GUY: (A18?49: 4.4/10, 8.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:42-10:12   NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (S): (A18?49: 3.3/8, 6.9 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:12   FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 8.7/21, 22.3 Mil Total Viewers)

 

With a full slate of animated comedy originals, including the series premiere of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, FOX won the night among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers and posted its highest-rated Sunday night (excluding nights of all sports) in four years among Adults 18-49 (since 1/13/08.)

At 8:12pm, THE SIMPSONS delivered a 5.4/13, posting its highest A18-49 rating and Total Viewers (11.5 Mil.) in one year since 1/9/2011. THE SIMPSONS was the highest rated entertainment program of the week among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, beating Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory and The Golden Globes. The series premiere of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (4.4/10) followed at 8:42pm. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE is the third-highest comedy debut this season (behind 2 Broke Girls and New Girl).

 

FAMILY GUY posted a 4.4/10 and delivered its highest A18-49 rating and Total Viewers (8.3 Mil.) in one year since 1/9/2011. A second telecast of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE at 9:42pm closed the night with a 3.3/8.

JANUARY 9 - 15, 2012

 

TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX    3.2/8                FOX    2.9/8                FOX    8.7

ABC    2.2/6                ABC    1.6/5                ABC    7.0

CBS    3.7/10              CBS    2.6/8                CBS   13.9

NBC    2.0/5                NBC    1.5/4                NBC    6.6

 

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

Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 1/01/12) among Adults 18-49:

 

11/12 Season thru 1/01  Live+Same Day Adults 18-49      Live + 7 Adults 18-49  % Change

Terra Nova                                     2.5/6                                        3.6/9                          +44%

HOUSE                                               2.8/7                                        4.2/10                         +50%

Glee                                                  3.3/9                                        4.6/13                         +39%

New Girl                                          3.8/10                                      5.4/14                         +42%

Raising Hope                                  2.5/6                                         3.3/8                          +32%

The X Factor- Wed                        3.8/10                                      4.4/12                         +16%

TEENAGE DAUGHTER                      2.2/6                                        2.5/6                           +14%

The X Factor- Thu                         3.7/10                                      4.2/12                         +14%

BONES                                               2.8/7                                        3.9/10                          +39%

Kitchen Nightmares                   1.5/5                                         1.9/7                          +27%

Fringe                                              1.2/4                                         2.0/6                           +67%

THE SIMPSONS                                 3.4/8                                       3.9/10                          +15%

Allen Gregory                             2.0/5                                         2.2/5                           +10%

The Cleveland Show                  2.4/6                                         2.7/6                           +13%

FAMILY GUY                                      3.3/7                                        4.3/10                          +30%

American Dad                                2.5/6                                         3.0/7                           +20%

 

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

Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 1/01/12) among Total Viewers:

 

11/12 Season thru 1/01   Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.)      Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.)        % Change

Terra Nova                                    7.6                                        10.1                         +33%

HOUSE                                               7.6                                        10.4                         +37%

Glee                                                  7.8                                        10.6                         +36%

NEW GIRL                                          7.8                                        10.7                         +37%

Raising Hope                                  5.4                                         7.0                          +30%

The X Factor- Wed                      11.4                                        12.7                         +11%

TEENAGE DAUGHTER                     5.8                                         6.4                          +10%

The X Factor- Thu                       11.4                                        12.6                         +11%

BONES                                               8.9                                        11.9                          +34%

Kitchen Nightmares                   3.7                                         4.5                          +22%

Fringe                                              3.1                                         4.8                           +55%

THE SIMPSONS                                7.2                                         8.2                           +14%

Allen Gregory                             4.2                                         4.5                           +7%

The Cleveland Show                  4.9                                         5.5                          +12%

FAMILY GUY                                      6.4                                         8.1                          +27%

American Dad                                5.1                                         5.9                          +16%

About Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX finished the 2010-2011 season at No. 1 in the key adult demographic for the seventh consecutive year – a feat that has never been achieved in broadcast history – while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.

 
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