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[12/11/09 - 04:12 PM]
It's Always Sunny in Phiadelphia and the League Finish Strong
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, December 10.

[via press release from FX]

IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHIADELPHIA AND THE LEAGUE FINISH STRONG

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Ends Fifth Season As Most-Watched Season Ever Among All Demos

The League Finishes First Season With the Finale Being Second Most-Watched Episode Ever

Both Shows Renewed And Will Be Back On FX Next Year

LOS ANGELES, December 11, 2009 � It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League ended their seasons on a ratings high note, as Thursday's season five finale of Sunny was the top-rated show on cable in Adults 18-34 (1.31 million) and Men 18-34 (1.01 million), marking an all-time series high for Men 18-34. The season one finale of The League drafted 1.20 million total viewers and 963,000 Adults 18-49, the series' second-highest totals in those categories.

Sunny's finale brought in 1.68 million Adults 18-49 and 1.24 million Men 18-49 � making it #2 for the night in all of cable in those categories behind the Steelers vs. Browns game on the NFL Network � and 2.13 million total viewers. For its 12-episode fifth season, Sunny averaged 1.79 million total viewers, 1.42 million Adults 18-49 and 1.10 million Adults 18-34, which represented respective gains of +36%, +52% and +49% versus season four averages and marked the highest numbers ever for the series.

Sunny's fifth season was its most-watched ever. The chart below provides a comparison to its prior season.

P2+ A18-49 M18-49 W18-49
Season 5 1794 1418 960 459
Season 4 1318 935 569 366
Season 3 1278 967 571 395
Season 2 1243 832 502 330
Season 1 1139 747 424 323
%change Season 5 vs. 4 +36% +52% +69% +25%

A18-34 M18-34 W18-34
Season 5 1107 752 354
Season 4 745 457 288
Season 3 706 431 276
Season 2 522 314 209
Season 1 419 231 188
%change Season 5 vs. 4 +49% +65% +23%

For its 6-episode first season, The League averaged 1.09 million total viewers, 880,000 Adults 18-49 and 680,000 Adults 18-34. Compared to the first season averages of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, these represent gains of +18% in Adults 18-49 and +62% in Adults 18-34.

The League posted gains over the first season of Sunny. Ratings Information Listed Below (deliveries in 000s).

A18-49 M18-49 A18-34 M18-34
The League Sn.1 880 626 680 499
Sunny Sn. 1 747 424 419 231
% difference +18% +48% +62% +116%

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 96 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of distinctive original series and films, an established film library with box-office hit movies from 20th Century Fox and other major studios that run in prime time and an impressive lineup of acquired hit series.





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