FOX 2011-12 Ratings Highlights

Categories: Network TV Press Releases

Written By

May 14th, 2012

via press release:

Overall Season Highlights

q  FOX is the season’s No. 1 network among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

q  FOX currently ranks No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the eighth straight season, No. 1 among Adults 18-34 for the tenth straight season, and No. 1 among Teens 12-17 for the twelfth straight season.

q  FOX holds a +7% advantage over the No. 2 broadcast network among Adults 18-49, +35% among Adults 18-34 and +54% among Teens.

q  FOX has ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for 11 of the past 14 quarters (1st quarter 2009 to 2nd quarter 2012 to date).

 

q  For the November 2011 sweep, FOX ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for only the second time ever in the history of the network.

 

q  In addition, FOX ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49 during the February 2012 sweep (excluding Super Bowl XLVI) and currently FOX ranks No. 1 among Adults 18-49 in the May 2012 sweep.

 

q  FOX ranks No. 1 among Adults 18-49 on 4 of 7 nights of the week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (tie) -- the most nights of any network.

 

q  FOX has four of the season’s Top 10 regular entertainment programs among Adults 18-49: American Idol-Wed (No. 1), American Idol-Thu (No. 4 tie), THE X-FACTOR-Wed (No. 7 tie) and THE X-FACTOR-Thu (No. 9 tie).

 

q  FOX has six of the season’s Top 10 regular entertainment programs among Adults 18-34: New Girl (No. 3), Family Guy (No. 4) American Idol-Wed (No. 5), THE Simpsons (No. 7 tie), American Idol-Thu (No. 10 tie) and Glee (No. 10 tie).

 

q  FOX has eight of the season’s Top 10 regular entertainment programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL-Thu (No. 1 tie), AMERICAN IDOL-Thu (No. 4 tie), Family Guy (No. 1 tie), Glee (No. 1 tie), The Cleveland Show-SUN 8:30P (No. 6 tie), Napoleon Dynamite (No. 6 tie), THE X-FACTOR-Wed (No. 8 tie) and THE X-FACTOR-Thu (No. 8 tie).

 

q  FOX also has five of the Top 10 regular entertainment programs among Adults 18-49 based on Commercial Live + Three Day (C3) ratings: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 2), AMERICAN IDOL-Thu (No. 3), X-FACTOR-Wed (No. 8), X-FACTOR-Thu (No. 9) and Family Guy (No. 10).

 

q  FOX’s prime average is up from last season on 3 nights of the week: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

 

 

q  FOX’s NFC Championship Game ranks as the most-watched in 16 years (57.76 million Total Viewers) and is the second highest-rated telecast of the 2011/12 season to date, behind the Super Bowl (excludes pre/post SB programming).

 

q  FOX’s median age of 40 for regular telecasts is the youngest of the four major broadcast networks – nine years younger than the second-youngest network, NBC.

 

 

Key 2011/12 Program Highlights

 

AMERICAN IDOL

q  Currently in its 11th season, AMERICAN IDOL ranks as the 2011/12 season’s No. 1 entertainment show among both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.

 

q  This year marks the ninth straight season (since 2003/04) that AMERICAN IDOL has accounted for the #1 entertainment program in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers, 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.

 

q  AMERICAN IDOL is the season’s third highest rated entertainment program (tie) among “Adults 18-49 with Household Income of $100K+,” behind Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory.

 

BONES

BONES ranks among the season’s Top 10 regular dramas among Adults 18-34, Men 18-34, Women 18-34 and Teens.

 

BONES delivers a professional audience, indexing above its U.S. average in “Adults 18-49 Professional/Managerial” (107 index).

 

Fringe

Fringe ranks No. 1 in its Friday 9-10pm time period among Men 18-49, Men 18-34 and Men 25-54 (tie), ranking No. 2 among Adults 18-34.

 

Fringe delivers an upscale audience, surpassing its Total U.S Adults 18-49 average in “Adults 18-49 with Household Income of $100K+” (124 index) and “Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College” (124 index).

Fringe posts the largest percentage increase due to playback among broadcast prime shows among Adults 18-49 (+138%, Live + 7 vs. Live).

 

 

Glee

Glee ranks among the season’s Top 10 regular entertainment programs among Adults 18-34, Teens and Women 18-34, placing among the Top 20 among Women 18-49.

 

GLEE ranks No. 1 in its Tuesday 8-9pm time period among Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-49/18-34 and Men 18-34 (tie), placing second with Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.

 

GLEE delivers an upscale audience, surpassing its Total U.S Adults 18-49 average in “Adults 18-49 with household Income of $100K+” (146 index) and “Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College” (146 index).

 

Kitchen Nightmares

Kitchen Nightmares ranks No. 1 in its Friday 8-9pm time period among Adults 18-49 (tie), Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 (tie), Men 18-49, Men 18-34, and Men 25-54.

 

New Girl

New Girl ranks as the season’s No. 1 new program among Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, and ranks as the #2 new scripted program among Adults 18-49 (behind 2 Broke Girls).

 

New Girl ranks among the season’s Top 20 regular programs among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens, Men 18-34, and Women 18-49/18-34.

 

New Girl dominates its Tuesday 9-9:30pm time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and their male/female components.

 

q  NEW GIRL delivers an upscale audience, surpassing its Total U.S Adults 18-49 average in “Adults 18-49 with household Income of $100K+” (143 index) and “Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College” (143 index).

 

Raising Hope

Raising Hope ranked No. 1 in its Tuesday 9:30-10pm time period among Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-34 and Men 18-34.

 

Raising Hope delivers an upscale audience, surpassing its Total U.S Adults 18-49 average in “Adults 18-49 with Household Income of $100K+” (108 index) and “Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College” (112 index).

 

Touch

Touch ranks among the season’s Top 5 new dramas among Teens and Men 18-49, ranking in the Top 10 among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

 

Touch ranks No. 1 in its Thursday 9-10pm time period among Teens, taking the No. 2 spot in Women 18-49/25-54, Men 18-49/25-54 and Total Viewers.

 

The X Factor

The X Factor ranks as the season’s No. 1 new unscripted show among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

 

The X Factor ranked as the Fall’s No. 1 unscripted entertainment show among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Women 18-49/18-34.

 

The X Factor ranks No. 1 in its Wednesday 8pm time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 (tie), Teens and their male/female components.

 

q  THE X FACTOR ranks No. 1 in its Thursday 8pm time period among Adults 18-49 (tie), Adults 18-34, Teens and Women 18-49/18-34/25-54.

 

 

FOX Sunday (THE Simpsons/The Cleveland Show/Family Guy/American Dad)

q  FOX’s THE Simpsons, FAMILY GUY and American Dad rank among the season’s Top 10 regular comedies among Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-34.

 

q  Currently in its 23RD season, THE Simpsons ranks among the season’s Top 10 programs among Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49/18-34.

 

q  THE Simpsons ranks No. 1 in its Sunday 8pm half hour among Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-49/18-34.

 

The Cleveland Show ranks No. 2 in its Sunday 7:30pm half hour among Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Men 18-34, ranking No. 1 with Teens.

 

q  FAMILY GUY ranks as the No. 1 primetime comedy among Teens (tie) and Men 18-34, ranking among the Top 5 with Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49.

 

q  FAMILY GUY ranks No. 1 in its Sunday 9-9:30pm half hour among Adults 18-34, Teens, Men 18-34 and Women 18-34, moving to No. 2 among Adults 18-49 and Men 18-49.

 

American Dad places No. 1 among Teens and No. 2 in Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49/18-34 in its Sunday 9:30-10pm half hour.

 

American Dad surpasses its 2010/11 average by +8% among Adults 18-49, +14% among Adults 18-34 and +26% among Teens.

 

q  BOB’S Burgers ranks No. 1 in its Sunday 8:30-9pm half hour among Men 18-49 (tie), Men 18-34, placing No. 2 among Adults 18-34, Teens, and Women 18-34 (tie). 

 
  • Raykov

    There is a saying “There is lying, cheating and statistics” :D

  • Mark Wood

    Interesting to see the C3 info of Family Guy. It appears that one top twenty list you posted, wasn’t just a flash in the pan for Family Guy. It does seem for some reason to have much higher then normal (in relation to the rest) of people who actually watch the commercials.

  • psychic

    House is ending, Fringe is ending… soon the best/only thing worth watching on Fox will be Bones, and Bones is rapidly becoming, well, suckish.

  • Fischer

    FOX better hope for some hits this season or it won’t be pretty. This year I watched 3 FOX Dramas… Terra Nova : stopped watch after 4 episodes, terrible acting. Alcatraz : Acual a decent show, I liked it, some flaws, to bad it didn’t do good. Touch : Best Pilot I’ve ever seen. After that, it went doooownhill, trying to get through the most recent episodes without changing channel… So Overall.. I hope FOX gets better dramas in the Fall.

  • cortexifan

    Once Fringe is gone, FOX is gone for me. Except the local news, there is nothing else that I watch on FOX.

  • Hugh

    Don’t point out a highlight for Napoleon Dynamite when you just cancelled it Fox!

    You just give fans more reason to be annoyed

  • j

    Huh, Glee is below Simpsons in 18-34.

  • Heidi

    Well, seeing as I am an adult and do not find humor in stupid animated lame characters, the only show that caught my interest on FOX was Alcatraz. Now it’s being cancelled. Good luck finding more fans with low IQ’s or that are high school drop-outs. Because I certainly won’t be wasting my time. I knew there was a reason I pay for cable.

© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures