FOX Ranks Number 1 For Fifth Straight Week

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May 15th, 2012

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American Idol Tops the Week, Outperforms Both “The Voice” Finale Telecasts

FOX ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens for the fifth consecutive week, thanks to the strong season finale of New Girl, two nights of American Idol and NASCAR: LIVE FROM DARLINGTON. The network averaged a 2.3/7 in the core adult demo last week and continues to rank No. 1 for the season among Adults 18-49.

 

In addition, FOX’s American Idol was the week’s highest-rated program and beat both nights of NBC’s “The Voice” finale. Key highlights from last week include:

 

 

  • · 8 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: New Girl (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 5), Glee (No. 9 tie), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 9 tie), Family Guy (No. 11), American Dad (No. 13), THE Simpsons (No. 17 tie) and BOB’S Burgers (No. 17 tie).

 

 

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

 

Nightly and Program Highlights

 

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 BONES: (Adults 18-49: 1.9/6, 7.0 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 HOUSE: (Adults 18-49: 2.1/5, 6.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.0/6, 6.6 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-34 with BONES and HOUSE.

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 Glee: (A18?49: 2.7/8, 6.7 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:31 New Girl: (A18?49: 2.8/8, 5.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:31-10:00 NEW GIRL (RS): (A18?49: 1.5/4, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 2.4/7, 5.6 Mil Total Viewers)

 

On Tuesday, FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-34, No. 3 in Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Teens.

 

At 8pm, GLEE posted a 2.7/8, up +8% from the previous week in Adults 18-49 and up +12% in Total Viewers (6.7 vs. 6.0 Mil.) GLEE won its hour among Adults 18-34, Women 18-49 and Teens and ranked No. 2 in Adults 18-49. GLEE was also the highest rated program of the night among Teens.

 

The season finale of NEW GIRL posted a 2.8/8, up +27% from the previous week in Adults 18-49, while it achieved its highest Total Viewers in nearly two months (5.6 Mil, since 3/13/12). NEW GIRL was the second-highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-34.

 

At 9:30pm an encore NEW GIRL posted a 1.5/4.

 

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:01 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 4.5/13, 16.5 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX won Wednesday night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Teens, and all key demos. FOX beat its nearest competitor on the night (CBS) by +67% among Adults 18-49 and +53% among Total Viewers. FOX has now won 17 consecutive Wednesdays among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, and Teens.

 

The ‘Top 4 Finalists Perform’ telecast of AMERICAN IDOL delivered a 4.5/13. AMERICAN IDOL outperformed Monday’s telecast of The Voice - its performance finale - for the ninth straight week among Adults 18-49 (+18%, 4.5 vs. 3.8) and for the 14th straight week in Total Viewers (+54%, 16.5 vs. 10.7 Mil).

 

AMERICAN IDOL was the No. 1 program of the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Teens (tie), outperforming the night’s No. 2 program (Criminal Minds) by +42% among Total Viewers (16.5 vs. 11.6 Mil).

 

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 4.0/13, 15.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 Touch: (Adults 18-49: 1.9/5, 6.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.0/9, 11.2 Mil Total Viewers)

 

On Thursday, FOX won the night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, and Teens, outperforming its nearest competitor by +3% among Adults 18-49 (3.0 vs. 2.9 for CBS) and +18% in Adults 18-34 (2.0 vs. 1.7 for ABC). FOX has now ranked No.1 for 17 consecutive Thursdays among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, and Teens, every week AMERICAN IDOL has been on Thursday this season.

 

AMERICAN IDOL (1 of 4 voted off) posted a 4.0/13 among Adults 18-49. AMERICAN IDOL was the No. 1 program of the night among Total Viewers and Teens. IDOL outperformed the night’s No. 2 program, CBS’ Big Bang Theory by +14% among Total Viewers (15.6 vs. 13.7 Mil).

 

The AMERICAN IDOL results show outperformed The Voice’s finale performance show on Monday by +5% among Adults 18-49 (4.0 vs. 3.8) and +46% in Total Viewers (15.6 vs. 10.7 Mil) and outperformed The Voice’s season finale results show on Tuesday by +31% in Total Viewers (15.6 vs. 11.9 Mil).

 

AMERICAN IDOL won the 8pm hour in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Teens, beating its nearest competitor by +11% among Adults 18-49 (4.0 vs. 3.6 for Big Bang Theory / Rules of Engagement on CBS) and +38% among Total Viewers (15.6 vs. 11.3 Mil for CBS).

 

At 9pm, Touch delivered a 1.9/5. Touch topped its hour among Teens.

 

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 The Finder: (Adults 18-49: 1.1/4, 4.2 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 Fringe: (Adults 18-49: 1.0/3, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.1/4, 3.7 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX ranked third among Adults 18-49 (tie) and second in Adults 18-34 on Friday with The Finder and Fringe.

 

SATURDAY

7:18-11:07 NASCAR: LIVE FROM DARLINGTON (S): (A18?49: 1.7/7, 6.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-11:00 FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.7/6, 6.5 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX won Saturday night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and all male demos with NASCAR: LIVE FROM DARLINGTON.

 

SUNDAY

7:00-7:29 THE Simpsons (R): (A18?49: 0.9/4, 2.1 Mil Total Viewers)

7:29-7:59 The Cleveland Show: (A18?49: 1.3/5, 2.8 Mil Total Viewers)

7:59-8:30 THE Simpsons: (A18?49: 1.9/6, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00 BOB’S Burgers: (A18?49: 1.8/5, 3.7 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:31 Family Guy: (A18?49: 2.4/6, 4.9 Mil Total Viewers)

9:31-10:00 American Dad: (A18?49: 2.0/5, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.7/5, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

 

Airing against finales of Survivor, Once Upon A Time and Desperate Housewives (series finale) and with the night (7-10p) down -8.4% in Adults 18-49 television usage from last week, FOX won the night in Men 18-34 and Teens (tie) and ranked #2 in Adults 18-34 and #3 in Adults 18-49.

 

At 7p an encore of THE SIMPSONS did 0.9/4 followed by an original CLEVELAND (1.3/5). CLEVELAND won its half hour in Adults 18-34 and Teens.
THE SIMPSONS at 8p posted 1.9/6 and BOB'S Burgers at 8:30p did 1.8/5. THE SIMPSONS and BOB’S BURGERS won their half hours in Men 18-34.

 

At 9p Family Guy did 2.4/6. Family Guy was the highest rated program of the night in Men 18-49, Men 18-34 and Teens and won its 9p half hour in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

 

The American Dad finale at 9:30p did 2.0/5 and ranked #1 in its half hour in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

 
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