FOX Ranks Number 1 For Fifth Straight Week

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May 15th, 2012

via press release:

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:

 

  • · FOX had 4 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 5), NEW GIRL (No. 17) and GLEE (No. 19).

 

  • · 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).

 

  • · 10 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 1), GLEE (No. 2 tie), AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 2 tie), FAMILY GUY (No. 5), AMERICAN DAD (No. 8), THE SIMPSONS (No. 9), BOB’S BURGERS (No. 12 tie), TOUCH (No. 12 tie), NEW GIRL (No. 12 tie) and THE CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 20).

 

  • · 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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