Fox Moves into #2 Spot for Season

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March 12th, 2013

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via press release:






AMERICAN IDOL Leads Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Nights

Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens


FOX has officially surpassed NBC and moved into the No. 2 spot for the season among Adults 18-49.  The network’s week was highlighted by dominate performances from AMERICAN IDOL, BONES, THE FOLLOWING, GLEE, and the Sunday night ANIMATION DOMINATION line-up, leading the network to rank No. 1 for the week among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.  FOX also ranked No. 1 six nights this week among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.


On Monday, THE FOLLOWING was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Teens and all key male demos.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday episodes of AMERICAN IDOL dominated their time periods and led the network to rank No. 1 on each of the nights among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.


For the week, FOX had:


·         8 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49:  AMERICAN IDOL- WED (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL- THU (No. 4), AMERICAN IDOL- TUES Special (No. 5), THE FOLLOWING (No. 7), FAMILY GUY (No. 11), GLEE (No. 13), THE SIMPSONS (No. 16 tie), and BONES (No. 16 tie).


·         11 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34:  AMERICAN IDOL- WED (No. 2), FAMILY GUY (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL- THU (No. 4), GLEE (No. 5), AMERICAN IDOL TUES Special (No. 6), THE SIMPSONS (No. 7), BOB’S BURGERS (No. 10 tie), THE FOLLOWING (No. 10 tie), AMERICAN DAD SP (No. 8 tie), THE CLEVELAND SHOW 8:30p (No. 10), BONES (No. 12 tie), BOB’S BURGERS (No. 12), THE CLEVELAND SHOW 8:30p (No. 13 tie) and  BONE (No. 13 tie).


·         9 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL- THU (No. 2), FAMILY GUY (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL- WED (No. 4), AMERICAN IDOL TUES Special (No. 5 tie), THE SIMPSONS (No.  5 tie), THE CLEVELAND SHOW 8:30p (No. 5 tie), GLEE (No. 8), BOB’S BURGERS (No. 9) and THE FOLLOWING (No. 13).


·         5 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: AMERICAN IDOL- THU (No. 6), AMERICAN IDOL- WED (No. 7), AMERICAN IDOL TUES Special (No. 8), THE FOLLOWING (No. 16) and BONES (No. 19).


Please let me know if you have any questions.

  • beached

    I’d love to see how poorly Fox would do if it competed from 8-11 pm every night like the other networks do. Their ratings are a little skewed.

  • MichaelChickless

    Bones and The Following! Yeah!

  • Flame

    In what Universe does Idol lead Thursday vs. TBBT in the 49 demo?

  • Fred


    Not airing from 10-11 doesn’t help CW.
    But seriously, why should FOX do any worse at 10 than the other big nets. No reason that FOX can’t compete.

  • Samunto

    The Voice, where art thou?

  • Rob R

    Flame— THe press release said American Idol leads in the 18-49 demo for the combination of all three nights, so it is a clever mathematical statement. If you average CBS across all three nights, BBT’s advantage is diluted and American Idol wins.

  • Christian

    Blah blah blah, there’s always a comment about Fox not having 10PM programming. The other networks don’t seem to care or whine about it though.

  • iggy

    well, they FOX did program last Thursday at 10:00-10:30, and it went well

  • Dan S

    I had a feeling NBC was going to slip to 3rd place after placing 5th in the Feb sweeps. Their midseason schedule was a disaster with the likes of Smash & shows like Go On & TNN tanking without The Voice. Maybe they can recover before seasons end once The Voice & Revolution return.

  • Rishi

    Dan S, I think you mean their schedule excluding Sunday Night Football and The Voice is a disaster.

  • psychic

    Fox has screwed over three of my favorite shows of all time so far.

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