FOX Wins the Week in Teens on Strength of 'The X Factor' Finale

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December 27th, 2012

via press release:

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK

OF DECEMBER 17 – 23, 2012

 

Strong performance by the two-night The X Factor finale this week led the network to rank No. 1 for the week among Teens and No. 2 among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

 

FOX won both Wednesday and Thursday nights among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Teens.  Wednesday’s The X Factor was the highest-rated program of the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Teens and was up +4% from last year’s performance finale (on 12/21/11) in Adults 18-34 (2.6 vs. 2.5). The X Factor delivered its highest Wednesday night Teens rating in over two months (since 10/10/12).

 

The X Factor: Performance Finale: Top 3 Perform posted 2.7/8, the same as last week in Adults 18-49 (vs. 2.7/8) while it was up +6% in Total Viewers (8.3 vs. 7.8 Mil) and +26% in Teens (2.4/9 vs. 1.9/7).

 

FOX delivered its highest Thursday in Total Viewers (9.7 Mil) so far this season excluding Game 2 of the World Series on 10/25/12.  The X Factor finale delivered a 3.1/9, up +29% from last week in Adults 18-49 (vs. 2.4/7), +26% in Total Viewers (9.7 vs. 7.7 Mil), +29% in Adults 18-34 (2.7/9 vs. 2.1/7) and +82% in Teens (3.1/12 vs. 1.7/6).  THE X FACTOR was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

 

THE X FACTOR posted its highest Teens rating on any night of the week in three months (since 9/20/12), its highest Adults 18-49 in over two months (since 10/10/12) and its highest Total Viewers in over two months (since 10/3/12).

 

For the week, FOX had:

 

  • 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49:  THE X FACTOR-Thurs (No. 8), THE X FACTOR-Wed (No. 11), Family Guy (No. 12), THE Simpsons ENCORE (No. 13 tie), THE Simpsons 12/23 8:30 PM (No. 18) and American Dad (No. 19).

 

  • 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34:  THE X FACTOR-Thurs (No. 5), THE X FACTOR-Wed (No. 6 tie), Family Guy (No. 6 tie), THE Simpsons ENCORE (No. 9), THE Simpsons 12/23 8:30 PM (No. 10 tie) and American Dad (No. 10 tie).

 

  • 7 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: THE X FACTOR-Thurs (No. 1 tie), THE X FACTOR-Wed (No. 3), Family Guy (No. 5), THE SIMPSONS 12/23 8:30 PM (No. 6), American Dad (No. 9 tie), THE SIMPSONS ENCORE (No. 9 tie) and ICE AGE MAMMOTH X-MAS (No. 18 tie) .

 

  • 2 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: THE X FACTOR-Thurs (No. 11), THE X FACTOR-Wed (No. 16).

 

Nightly and Program Highlights

 

MONDAY

8:00-8:30        DREAMWORKS DRAGONS (S): (A18?49: 1.5/4, 3.9 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00        ICE AGE MAMMOTH X-MAS (RS): (A18?49: 1.5/4, 4.0 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00      PEANUTS: HAPPINESS (RS): (A18?49: 0.9/2, 2.6 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.2/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

 

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

 

Holiday special DRAGONS: GIFT OF THE NIGHT OF FURY did 1.5/4 in Adults 18-49 followed by encores of ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (1.5/4) and HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN (0.9/2).

TUESDAY
8:00-8:30        Raising Hope (R): (A18?49: 1.0/3, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-8:59        BEN & KATE (R): (A18?49: 0.8/2, 1.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:59-9:30        New Girl (R): (A18?49: 0.8/2, 1.7 Mil Total Viewers)

9:30-10:00      The Mindy Project (R): (A18?49: 0.6/2, 1.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 0.8/2, 1.9 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX ranked #4 for the night in Adults 18-49 with encores of Raising Hope (1.0/3), Ben And Kate (0.8/2), New Girl (0.8/2) and The Mindy Project (0.6/2).

 

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00      THE X FACTOR: (Adults 18-49: 2.7/8, 8.3 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX won the night in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Teens.  FOX won its fourth consecutive Wednesday night in Adults 18-49, sixth consecutive in Adults 18-34 and ninth consecutive in Teens.

 

FOX outperformed the No. 2 network of the night, NBC by +50% in Adults 18-49 (2.7/8 vs. 1.8/5), +73% in Adults 18-34 (2.6/9 vs. 1.5/5), +200% in Teens (2.4/9 vs. 0.8/3) and +32% in Total Viewers (8.3 vs. 6.3 Mil.)

 

THE X FACTOR: Performance Finale: Top 3 Perform posted 2.7/8, the same as last week in Adults 18-49 (vs. 2.7/8) while it was up +6% in Total Viewers (8.3 vs. 7.8 Mil) and +26% in Teens (2.4/9 vs. 1.9/7).

 

THE X FACTOR was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

 

THE X FACTOR is up +4% from last year’s performance finale (on 12/21/11) in Adults 18-34 (2.6 vs. 2.5) and even among Teens (2.4). THE X FACTOR did its highest Wednesday night Teens rating in over two months (since 10/10/12).

 

THURSDAY

8:00-10:00   THE X FACTOR: (Adults 18-49: 3.1/9, 9.7 Mil Total Viewers)
FOX won the night in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Teens.  FOX delivered its highest Thursday in Total Viewers (9.7 Mil) so far this season excluding Game 2 of the World Series on 10/25/12.

 

THE X FACTOR finale did 3.1/9, up +29% from last week in Adults 18-49 (vs. 2.4/7), +26% in Total Viewers (9.7 vs. 7.7 Mil), +29% in Adults 18-34 (2.7/9 vs. 2.1/7) and +82% in Teens (3.1/12 vs. 1.7/6).

 

THE X FACTOR was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

 

THE X FACTOR posted its highest Teens rating on any night of the week in three months (since 9/20/12), its highest Adults 18-49 in over two months (since 10/10/12) and its highest Total Viewers in over two months (since 10/3/12).

 

Compared to Wednesday’s performance finale episode, THE X FACTOR was up +15% in Adults 18-49 (3.1/9 vs. 2.7/8), +17% in Total Viewers (9.7 vs. 8.3 Mil), +4% in Adults 18-34 (2.7/9 vs. 2.6/9) and +29% in Teens (3.1/12 vs. 2.4/9).

 

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00        Kitchen Nightmares (R): (A18?49: 0.9/3, 2.3 Mil Total Viewers)
9:00-10:00      Fringe: (A18?49: 1.0/3, 3.0 Mil Total Viewers)
8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.0/3, 2.7 Mil Total Viewers)

On Friday, an encore Kitchen Nightmares posted a 0.9/3 in Adults 18-49.

At 9p, Fringe drew a 1.0/3 among Adults 18-49.

SATURDAY
8:00-8:31        COPS: (A18?49: 0.9/3, 3.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:31-9:00        COPS 2 (R): (A18?49: 0.9/3, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00      Kitchen Nightmares (R): (A18?49: 0.7/2, 1.9 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00      FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 0.8/3, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)


FOX ranked No. 1 on Saturday among Adults 18-49 with COPS at 8p (0.9/3) and 830p (0.9/3) and an encore Kitchen Nightmares (0.7/2).

 

SUNDAY

7:00-7:35     NFL OVER-RUN: (A18?49: 7.5/26, 22.6 Mil Total Viewers)

7:35-8:00     THE OT: (A18?49: 4.0/13, 10.9 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-8:30     THE SIMPSONS (R): (A18?49: 2.4/7, 5.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00     THE SIMPSONS (RS): (A18?49: 2.1/6, 4.9 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:30     Family Guy: (A18?49: 2.5/8, 5.5 Mil Total Viewers)

9:30-10:00   American Dad: (A18?49: 2.0/6, 4.2 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00   FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 3.5/11, 9.3 Mil Total Viewers)

 

FOX ranked No. 2 on Sunday night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Total Viewers.

 

Encores of THE SIMPSONS aired at 8p (2.4/7) and 830p (2.1/6).

 

Originals of FAMILY GUY posted a 2.5/8 at 9p and AMERICAN DAD a 2.0/6 at 930p.

 

 

DECEMBER 17 – 23, 2012

 

TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX    2.0/6                FOX    1.8/6                FOX    5.6

ABC    1.1/3                ABC    0.8/3                ABC    4.8

CBS    1.5/4                CBS    1.0/3                CBS    7.5

NBC    2.5/7                NBC    2.0/7                NBC    8.1

 

12/13 FOX Programs: Live + 7 in Adults 18-49

Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 12/9/12) among Adults 18-49:

 

12/13 Season through 12/9    Live+Same Day Adults 18-49     Live + 7 Adults 18-49  % Change

BONES                                               2.1/6                                        3.0/8                            +43%

The Mob Doctor                         1.0/3                                        1.4/3                            +40%

Raising Hope                                 1.7/5                                        2.2/7                            +29%

Ben And Kate                                 1.4/4                                        1.7/5                            +21%

New Girl                                          2.4/6                                        3.9/10                          +63%

The Mindy Project                     1.7/5                                        2.4/6                            +41%

THE X FACTOR-Wed                                    3.2/9                                        3.8/11                          +19%

THE X FACTOR-Thu                         2.9/9                                        3.5/11                          +21%

Glee                                                  2.5/7                                        3.9/10                          +56%

Kitchen Nightmares                 1.1/4                                        1.5/5                            +36%

Fringe                                              1.0/3                                        1.6/5                            +60%

The Cleveland Show                 1.8/5                                        2.1/5                            +17%

THE SIMPSONS                                3.1/8                                        3.6/9                            +16%

BOB’S Burgers                             2.1/5                                        2.4/6                            +14%

FAMILY GUY                                     2.9/7                                        3.9/9                            +34%

AMERICAN DAD                               2.2/5                                        2.7/6                            +23%

 

 

12/13 FOX Programs: Live +7 in Total Viewers

Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 12/9/12) among Total Viewers:

 

12/13 Season thru 12/9        Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.)      Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.)        % Change

BONES                                               7.4                                           9.8                               +32%

The Mob Doctor                         3.6                                           4.7                               +31%

Raising Hope                                 3.9                                           4.9                               +26%

Ben And Kate                                 2.9                                           3.5                               +21%

New Girl                                          4.6                                           7.1                               +54%

The Mindy Project                     3.3                                           4.4                               +33%

THE X FACTOR-Wed                                    8.7                                          10.1                              +16%

THE X FACTOR-Thu                         8.4                                           9.7                               +15%

Glee                                                  6.1                                           9.1                               +49%

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES                 3.1                                           3.8                               +23%

Fringe                                              2.7                                           4.2                               +56%

The Cleveland Show                 3.8                                           4.2                               +11%

THE SIMPSONS                                6.7                                           7.6                               +13%

BOB’S Burgers                             4.5                                           5.0                               +11%

FAMILY GUY                                     5.8                                           7.6                               +31%

AMERICAN DAD                               4.6                                           5.5                               +20%

 

 

About Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation.  FOX finished the 2011-2012 season at No. 1 in the key adult demographic for the eighth 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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