FOX National Nielsen Ratings for the Week of February 6-12, 2012

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February 14th, 2012

 

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NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6 - 12, 2012

 

FOX HAS STRONG WEEK WITH REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING

 

FOX gave a very strong performance last week despite significant competition, ranking #2 among Adults 18-49 behind a Grammys-boosted CBS. In fact, with regularly-scheduled programming, FOX won the week in the core adult demographic (2.7 vs. 2.6 for CBS).

 

Overall, FOX delivered 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49, 8 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34 and 9 of the Top 20 programs on television among Teens, excluding sports. Season to date, FOX is averaging a 3.3/9 in the core adult demographic and remains firmly in first place this midseason.

 

Key highlights for the week:

 

  • American Idol outperformed its biggest unscripted competitor for the week (The Voice) in the comparable 8-9pm hour by +5% among Adults 18-49 (6.1 vs. 5.8) and by +18% in Total Viewers (19.3 vs. 16.3 Mil.)
    • In addition, American Idol-Wed. beat the entire 8-10pm average of Monday’s The Voice by +8% in Total Viewers (19.3 vs. 17.8 Mil.) last week.

 

  • American Idol also posted gains on both nights last week and drove nightly wins for FOX on Wednesday and Thursday last week
    • The first Hollywood Week episode kicked off on Wednesday with 6.1/17 among Adults 18-49, up +2% versus the previous Wednesday rating.  In Total Viewers, American Idol-Wednesday was up +4% versus the previous week.
    • Thursday’s night two of Hollywood Week posted a 5.8/16, up +5% among Adults 18-49 and up +4% in Total Viewers versus the previous Thursday

 

  • FOX’s Tuesday night comedy block held steady thanks to strong deliveries by Glee, New Girl and Raising Hope and won the night among young adults, Teens and Women 18-49.
    • New Girl and Glee were the top two programs of the night among Adults 18-34
    • Glee (3.3/9) dipped a bit in the adult demographic but was the highest-rated program of the night among its core Teens audience
    • New Girl was steady week-over-week with a 3.5/9 and won its 9pm time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.
    • Raising Hope closed the night with a 2.1/5, up +5% from its performance the previous week.

 

  • MOBBED once again grew week over week following its American Idol lead-in. The show posted a 3.0/8, up +7% from the previous week among Adults 18-49 and drew 8.5 million Total Viewers – up +8% from the previous week (vs. 7.9 Mil.).

 

 

Weekly Program Rankers

 

  • 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 4), New Girl (No. 13), Glee (No. 15) and MOBBED (No. 20).

 

  • 8 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 4), NEW GIRL (No. 6), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 7), GLEE (No. 10), Family Guy (No. 11), MOBBED (No. 17), Simpsons (No. 19) and American Dad (No. 20).

 

  • 9 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 4), GLEE (No. 5), Family Guy (No. 9), NEW GIRL (No. 11 tie), MOBBED (No. 11 tie), Napoleon Dynamite (No. 11 tie), Simpsons (No. 18 tie) and American Dad (No. 18 tie).

 

  • 2 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 3) and AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 4).

 

Week of February 6 - 12, 2012 -- Nightly and Program Highlights

 

MONDAY

8:00-9:00     HOUSE: (Adults 18-49: 2.5/6, 7.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00   ALCATRAZ: (Adults 18-49: 2.3/5, 6.9 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.4/6, 7.0 Mil Total Viewers)

 

Airing against increased competition on Monday, HOUSE delivered a 2.5/6 among Adults 18-49, followed by ALCATRAZ which posted a 2.3/5.  FOX ranked third for the night among Adults 18-49 (tie) and Adults 18-34.

 


TUESDAY

8:00-9:00     GLEE: (Adults 18-49: 3.3/9, 7.8 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:31     NEW GIRL: (Adults 18-49: 3.5/9, 6.8 Mil Total Viewers)

9:31-10:00   Raising Hope: (Adults 18-49: 2.1/5, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.1/8, 6.7 Mil Total Viewers)
On Tuesday, FOX ranked a very close second for the night in the core adult demographic, just one-tenth behind CBS (3.1 vs. 3.2).  FOX’s comedies won the night among Adults 18-34, Teens and Women 18-49.  In fact, FOX outperformed its nearest competitor on Tuesday among Adults 18-34 by +100% (3.2 vs. 1.6 for both ABC and CBS).

 

NEW GIRL and GLEE were the top two programs of the night among Adults 18-34.

At 8pm, GLEE drew a 3.3/9 among Adults 18-49 and was the second-highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-34, behind only NEW GIRL. In addition, it was the highest rated program of the night among Teens.  In the 8pm hour, GLEE ranked #2 in Adults 18-49 and won the hour in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

 

At 9pm NEW GIRL held steady with a 3.5/9, the same as the previous week (1/31/12, 3.5/9).  NEW GIRL was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-34 and the second-highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49. In addition, NEW GIRL won the 9pm half hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

 

Raising Hope closed the night with a 2.1/5, up +5% from its performance the previous week (1/31/12, 2.0/5).  RAISING HOPE won its 9:30pm half hour among young adults.

 

 

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:01     AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 6.1/17, 19.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:01-10:00   MOBBED: (Adults 18-49: 3.0/8, 8.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 4.6/12, 14.0 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX won another Wednesday night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Teens and beat the next highest rated competitor for the night by +48% in Adults 18-49 (4.6 vs. 3.1 for ABC) and +40% in Total Viewers (14.0 vs. 10.0 for CBS).

At 8pm, the first Hollywood Week episode of AMERICAN IDOL delivered a 6.1/17, up +2% versus the previous week (2/1/12, 6.0/17).  In Total Viewers, AMERICAN IDOL was up +4% versus the previous week (19.3 vs. 18.5 Mil).  Compared to its most recent telecast, AMERICAN IDOL was up +11% in both Adults 18-49 (6.1 vs. 5.5) and Total Viewers (19.3 vs. 17.4 Mil.).

 

AMERICAN IDOL beat the 8-9p hour of The Voice on Monday by +5% among Adults 18-49 (6.1 vs. 5.8) and by +18% in Total Viewers (19.3 vs. 16.3 Mil.)  IDOL also outperformed the entire 8-10p average of The Voice on Monday in Total Viewers by +8% (19.3 vs. 17.8 Mil.)

 

AMERICAN IDOL was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.

 

In addition, AMERICAN IDOL outperformed the combined four-network competition in the 8pm hour by +5% among Adults 18-49 (6.1 vs. 5.8) and beat the combined three-net competition by +20% among Adults 18-49 (6.1 vs. 5.1 for ABC/CBS/NBC) and +10% in Total Viewers (19.3 vs. 17.6 Mil for ABC/CBS/NBC).

 

At 9pm, MOBBED posted a 3.0/8, up +7% from the previous week (2/1/12, 2.8/7).  In Total Viewers MOBBED was up +8% from the previous week (8.5 vs. 7.9 Mil.) and ranked #1 in its hour among Teens.

 

 

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00     AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 5.8/16, 18.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00   The Finder: (Adults 18-49: 2.2/6, 6.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 4.0/11, 12.3 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX once again won Thursday night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Teens and outperformed its nearest competitor for the night by +11% in Adults 18-49 (4.0 vs. 3.6 for CBS).
With the second night of Hollywood Week, AMERICAN IDOL posted a 5.8/16, up +5% among Adults 18-49 (2/2/12, 5.5/16) and up +4% in Total Viewers (18.1 vs. 17.4 Mil.) versus the previous Thursday

 

AMERICAN IDOL delivered the show’s highest-rated Thursday telecast so far this season in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers. In addition, it was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Teens and beat the #2 program of the night (Big Bang Theory) by +4% in Adults 18-49 and +12% in Total Viewers.

 

In Total Viewers, AMERICAN IDOL grew over its prior Thursday’s performance for the second week in a row (17.1 > 17.4 > 18.1 Mil.)

 

At 9pm an original episode of The Finder delivered a 2.2/6 and ranked #1 in its hour among Teens.
FRIDAY

8:00-9:00        Kitchen Nightmares: (Adults 18-49: 1.5/5, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00      Fringe: (Adults 18-49: 1.1/3, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.3/4, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

 

On Friday, Kitchen Nightmares posted a 1.5/5 among Adults 18-49 and ranked #2 in the 8pm hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

 

Fringe followed with a 1.1/3 and ranked fourth in the hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

 

FOX ranked fourth for the night among Adults 18-49 and second among Adults 18-34.

 

SATURDAY

8:00-10:00   AMW (S): (Adults 18-49: 1.0/3, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX ranked second for the night with a special AMW.

 

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30     BOB’S Burgers (R): (A18?49: 0.7/2, 1.9 Mil Total Viewers)

7:30-7:59     The Cleveland Show: (A18?49: 1.2/3, 2.7 Mil Total Viewers)

7:59-8:30     THE Simpsons: (A18?49: 2.0/5, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00     Napoleon Dynamite: (A18?49: 1.8/4, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:30     Family Guy: (A18?49: 2.5/5, 5.0 Mil Total Viewers)

9:30-10:00   American Dad: (A18?49: 1.8/4, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.7/4, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

 

Airing against a high-rated Grammy Awards on CBS, FOX ranked third on Sunday night among Adults 18-49 and #2 among Adults 18-34.

At 8pm THE Simpsons posted a 2.0/5, followed by Napoleon Dynamite which delivered a 1.8/4. Family Guy at 9pm drew a 2.5/5 and ranked #2 in its half hour, while American Dad posted a 1.8/4.

 

At 7pm an encore BOB'S Burgers posted a 0.7/2 followed by an original The Cleveland Show which drew a 1.2/3.

 

FEBRUARY 6 -12, 2012

 

TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX    2.5/7                FOX    2.2/7                FOX    7.0

ABC    2.1/6                ABC    1.6/5                ABC    6.5

CBS    4.2/11              CBS    2.9/9                CBS   15.4

NBC    2.1/6                NBC    1.6/5                NBC    6.4

 

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

Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 1/29/12) among Adults 18-49:

 

11/12 Season through 1/29  Live+Same Day Adults 18-49      Live + 7 Adults 18-49  % Change

Terra Nova                                    2.5/6                                         3.6/9                          +44%

HOUSE                                               2.9/7                                        4.1/10                         +41%

ALCATRAZ                                         3.2/8                                        4.0/10                         +25%

GLEE                                                  3.3/9                                        4.5/13                         +36%

NEW GIRL                                          3.8/10                                      5.3/14                         +39%

RAISING HOPE                                  2.5/6                                         3.3/8                          +32%

AMERICAN IDOL-Wed                       7.1/18                                      7.9/21                         +11%

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

TEENAGE DAUGHTER                      2.2/6                                        2.5/6                           +14%

AMERICAN IDOL-Thu                        5.6/15                                      6.2/17                         +11%

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

The Finder                                      2.2/6                                        2.6/6                            +18%

BONES                                               2.8/7                                        3.9/10                          +39%

Kitchen Nightmares                   1.5/5                                         1.9/6                          +27%

Fringe                                              1.2/4                                         1.9/6                           +58%

THE Simpsons                                 3.4/8                                        3.8/9                           +12%

Napoleon Dynamite                    3.2/8                                         3.4/8                            +6%

Allen Gregory                             2.0/5                                         2.2/5                           +10%

The Cleveland Show                  2.2/5                                         2.5/6                           +14%

FAMILY GUY                                      3.3/8                                        4.3/10                          +30%

American Dad                                2.5/6                                         2.9/7                           +16%

 

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

Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 1/29/12) among Total Viewers:

 

11/12 Season thru 1/29   Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.)      Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.)        % Change

Terra Nova                                    7.6                                        10.1                         +33%

HOUSE                                               7.7                                        10.2                         +32%

ALCATRAZ                                         9.7                                        11.5                        +19%

GLEE                                                  7.7                                        10.5                         +36%

NEW GIRL                                          7.8                                        10.5                         +35%

RAISING HOPE                                  5.4                                         6.9                          +28%

AMERICAN IDOL-Wed                      21.2                                       23.1                         +9%

The X Factor- Wed                      11.4                                        12.7                         +11%

TEENAGE DAUGHTER                     5.8                                         6.4                          +10%

AMERICAN IDOL-Thu                       17.6                                       19.2                         +9%

The X Factor- Thu                       11.4                                        12.6                         +11%

BONES                                               8.9                                        11.9                          +34%

The Finder                                      6.8                                         7.9                           +16%

Kitchen Nightmares                   3.7                                         4.4                          +19%

Fringe                                              3.1                                         4.7                           +52%

THE SIMPSONS                                7.2                                         8.1                           +13%

Allen Gregory                             4.2                                         4.5                           +7%

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE                    6.6                                         6.9                           +5%

The Cleveland Show                  4.6                                         5.1                          +11%

FAMILY GUY                                      6.5                                         8.0                          +23%

AMERICAN DAD                                5.0                                         5.8                          +16%

 
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