FOX Scores Tuchdown With Super Bowl Propelling Network Into First Place for the Season Across All Key Demos

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February 4th, 2014

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Super Bowl XLVIII” Most-Watched Show in TV History with 112.2 Million Viewers


New Girl Delivers Highest-Rated Comedy Telecast in Almost Ten Years on Broadcast Television

And Posts Series Highest Ratings EVER


BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Delivers Its Highest Ratings EVER


FOX has 5 of Top 9 Programs of Week


Much like the Super Bowl, FOX shut out the competition delivering a whopping 10.5/27 among Adults 18-49 and 30.1 million viewers for the week, leading the network to not only rank No. 1 for the week across all demos, but also bringing FOX into first place for the season among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.


Television history was made last night on FOX as Super Bowl XLVIII averaged a spectacular 112.2 million viewers to become the new most-watched program in television history, eclipsing the prior mark of 111.3 million set two years ago by Super Bowl XLVI.


Following FOX’s Super Bowl XLVIII, a special episode of New Girl aired at 10:23pm and posted its highest deliveries EVER, including an 11.4 rating among Adults 18-49, a +138% gain over its prior high (4.8 rating for its series debut on 9/20/11) and earned its highest Total Viewers yet, 26.3 Mil, outperforming its prior high of 10.3 Mil (also since its series debut, 9/20/11.)  Also, New Girl is now broadcast television’s highest-rated comedy telecast in nearly 10 years in Adults 18-49, since the Friends series finale on 5/6/04 (24.9/54).


Airing at 10:54pm, a special episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE delivered its highest-rating EVER, a 6.9 among Adults 18-49 and 15.1 Mil among Total Viewers, out-delivering its prior high by +165% in Adults 18-49 (vs. 2.6 rating for its series debut, 9/17/13) and +144% in Total Viewers (vs. 6.2 Mil for its series debut).


FOX currently ranks No. 1 for the season, up one-tenth over NBC among Adults 18-49 (2.9/8 vs. 2.8/8 for NBC) with an increase over year-ago of +16% (2.9/8 vs. 2.5/7).


Overall, FOX had:




  • 8 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: FOX SUPER BOWL XLVIII (No. 1), NEW GIRL SP 2/2 (No. 2), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE SP 2/2 (No. 3), American Idol Wed. (No. 5), AMERICAN IDOL Thurs. (No. 7), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (No. 15), THE FOLLOWING (No. 20 tie) and DADS (No. 20 tie).


  • 5 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: FOX SUPER BOWL XLVIII (No. 1), NEW GIRL SP 2/2 (No. 2), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE SP 2/2 (No. 4), AMERICAN IDOL Wed. (No. 6) and AMERICAN IDOL Thurs. (No. 9).
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