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[02/28/12 - 11:41 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Ranks No. 1 on Four of Seven Nights, Widens Season Lead
FOX spins the numbers for the week of February 20-26.

[via press release from FOX]

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20 - 26, 2012

FOX RANKS NO. 1 ON FOUR OF SEVEN NIGHTS, WIDENS SEASON LEAD

FOX delivered another strong performance last week, ranking No. 1 on four of seven nights and posting a second-place finish for the week against an Oscars-boosted ABC. In fact, excluding specials, FOX and CBS ranked No. 1 last week among Adults 18-49 and outperformed ABC by +33% (2.4 vs. 1.8). Season to date, FOX is averaging a 3.3/9 in the core adult demographic and remains firmly in first place this season.

Excluding sports and specials last week, FOX had:

· 4 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 5), NEW GIRL (No. 14 tie) and GLEE (No. 14 tie).

· 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 4), NEW GIRL (No. 5), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 8), GLEE (No. 10), RAISING HOPE (No. 14) and HOUSE (No. 16).

· 8 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 2), GLEE (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 4), NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (No. 7), NEW GIRL (No. 9), FAMILY GUY (No. 10 tie), THE SIMPSONS (No. 10 tie) and AMERICAN DAD (No. 13).

· 2 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 3) and AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 5).

Week of February 20 - 26, 2012 -- Nightly and Program Highlights

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 HOUSE: (Adults 18-49: 2.4/6, 7.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 ALCATRAZ: (Adults 18-49: 1.8/4, 6.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.1/5, 6.5 Mil Total Viewers)

Monday's HOUSE delivered a 2.4/6, followed by ALCATRAZ, which posted a 1.8/4.

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 GLEE: (Adults 18-49: 3.0/8, 7.5 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:31 NEW GIRL: (Adults 18-49: 3.0/8, 6.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:31-10:00 RAISING HOPE: (Adults 18-49: 2.1/5, 4.7 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.8/7, 6.5 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked No. 1 on Tuesday night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens. In fact, FOX outperformed the second place network for the night, NBC by +93% in Adults 18-34 (2.7 vs. 1.4).

At 8pm, GLEE posted a 3.0/8, up +7% from the previous week and up +7% in Total Viewers (7.5 vs. 7.0 Mil.). GLEE was the highest rated program of the night in Teens, Women 18-49 and Women 18-34 and ranked No. 2 in Adults 18-49 (tied with NEW GIRL). GLEE won its hour among Adults 18-34 and Teens and ranked #2 in Adults 18-49.

NEW GIRL followed with a 3.0/8 and was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-34 and No. 2 among Adults 18-49 (tied with GLEE). In the 9pm half hour NEW GIRL ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

At 9:30pm RAISING HOPE closed the night with a 2.1/5 and won its half hour in Adults 18-34.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 5.1/14, 16.1 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won Wednesday night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Teens. In fact, FOX outperformed its nearest competitor for the night by +70% in Adults 18-49 (5.1 vs. 3.0 for CBS) and +38% in Total Viewers (16.1 vs. 11.7 for CBS). FOX has now won six Wednesdays in a row in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.

The 'Final Judgment #1' of AMERICAN IDOL posted a 5.1/14 and was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Teens and beat the No. 2 programs of the night by +6% in Adults 18-49 (5.1 vs. 4.8 for Modern Family) and +26% in Total Viewers (16.1 vs. 12.8 Mil for Criminal Minds).

AMERICAN IDOL grew in its last half hour vs. its first by +20% in Adults 18-49 (5.5 vs. 4.6) and +16% in Total Viewers (17.0 vs. 14.6 Mil.)

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 4.5/13, 15.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 FINDER: (Adults 18-49: 2.0/5, 6.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.3/9, 10.9 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX also ranked No. 1 on Thursday night among Adults 18-49 (tie), Adults 18-34 and Teens.

The 'Final Judgment #2' telecast of AMERICAN IDOL delivered a 4.5/13 and was the highest rated program of the night in Teens and Women 18-49.

AMERICAN IDOL won the 8pm hour in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 (tie) and Teens. In fact, AMERICAN IDOL outperformed its nearest competitor in the hour (Big Bang Theory/Rob) by +10% in Adults 18-49 (4.5 vs. 4.1) and +17% in Total Viewers (15.6 vs. 13.3 Mil.)

AMERICAN IDOL grew in its second half hour versus its first by +22% in Adults 18-49 (5.0 vs. 4.1) and +20% in Total Viewers (17.1 vs. 14.2 Mil.).

THE FINDER closed the night with a 2.0/5, up +7% in Adults 18-34 from two weeks ago (1.5/4 vs. 1.4/4).

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES: (Adults 18-49: 1.5/5, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 FRINGE: (Adults 18-49: 1.2/4, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.3/4, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

On Friday, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES posted a 1.5/5 among Adults 18-49, up +15% versus the previous week. At 9pm, FRINGE delivered a 1.2/4, up +9% versus the previous week (2/17/12, 1.1/3).

FOX ranked third for the night among Adults 18-49 (tie) and first among Adults 18-34 (tie).

SATURDAY

8:00-8:29 COPS: (Adults 18-49: 1.3/4, 3.9 Mil Total Viewers)

8:29-9:00 COPS: (Adults 18-49: 1.4/4, 4.2 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 THE FINDER (R): (Adults 18-49: 0.7/2, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.0/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked first for the night with COPS and an encore of THE FINDER.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 BOB'S BURGERS (R): (A18 49: 0.8/2, 2.0 Mil Total Viewers)

7:30-8:00 THE CLEVELAND SHOW (R): (A18 49: 1.0/3, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-8:30 THE SIMPSONS (R): (A18 49: 1.6/4, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00 NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (R): (A18 49: 1.6/4, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:30 FAMILY GUY (R): (A18 49: 1.6/4, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:30-10:00 AMERICAN DAD (R): (A18 49: 1.5/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 1.4/3, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

Airing against the Academy Awards FOX ranked #2 for the night in Adults 18-49 (tie) and Adults 18-34 and Teens with a night of encores: BOB'S BURGERS (R, 0.8/2), CLEVELAND (R, 1.0/3), THE SIMPSONS (R, 1.6/4), NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (R, 1.6/4), FAMILY GUY (R, 1.6/4) and AMERICAN DAD (R, 1.5/3).

FEBRUARY 20 -26, 2012

TOTAL PRIMETIME
ADULTS 18 49 ADULTS 18 34 VIEWERS (Mil)
FOX 2.4/6 FOX 1.9/6 FOX 6.8
ABC 3.2/9 ABC 2.4/8 ABC 10.7
CBS 2.3/6 CBS 1.3/4 CBS 10.1
NBC 1.8/5 NBC 1.3/4 NBC 5.4

11/12 FOX Programs: Live + 7 in Adults 18-49
Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 2/12/12) among Adults 18-49:

11/12 Season through 2/12 Live+Same Day Adults 18-49 Live + 7 Adults 18-49 % Change
TERRA NOVA 2.5/6 3.6/9 +44%
HOUSE 2.8/7 4.1/10 +46%
ALCATRAZ 2.9/7 4.2/10 +45%
GLEE 3.3/9 4.6/13 +39%
NEW GIRL 3.7/9 5.3/13 +43%
RAISING HOPE 2.4/6 3.2/8 +33%
AMERICAN IDOL-Wed 6.7/18 7.8/21 +16%
THE X FACTOR- Wed 3.8/10 4.4/12 +16%
TEENAGE DAUGHTER 2.2/6 2.5/6 +14%
AMERICAN IDOL-Thu 5.6/16 6.8/19 +21%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 3.7/10 4.2/12 +14%
THE FINDER 2.3/6 2.9/7 +26%
BONES 2.8/7 3.9/10 +39%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 1.5/5 1.9/6 +27%
FRINGE 1.2/4 2.0/6 +67%
THE SIMPSONS 3.3/8 3.8/9 +15%
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 2.7/6 3.1/7 +15%
ALLEN GREGORY 2.0/5 2.2/5 +10%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 2.1/5 2.4/6 +14%
FAMILY GUY 3.3/7 4.3/10 +30%
AMERICAN DAD 2.4/5 2.9/6 +21%

11/12 FOX Programs: Live +7 in Total Viewers
Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 2/12/12) among Total Viewers:

11/12 Season thru 2/12 Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.) Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.) % Change
TERRA NOVA 7.6 10.1 +33%
HOUSE 7.8 10.5 +31%
ALCATRAZ 8.9 11.7 +31%
GLEE 7.9 10.7 +35%
NEW GIRL 7.6 10.4 +37%
RAISING HOPE 5.2 6.8 +31%
AMERICAN IDOL-Wed 20.3 22.9 +13%
THE X FACTOR- Wed 11.4 12.7 +11%
TEENAGE DAUGHTER 5.8 6.4 +10%
AMERICAN IDOL-Thu 17.7 20.5 +16%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 11.4 12.6 +11%
BONES 8.9 11.9 +34%
THE FINDER 6.7 8.5 +27%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 3.7 4.5 +22%
FRINGE 3.1 4.8 +55%
THE SIMPSONS 6.9 8.0 +16%
ALLEN GREGORY 4.2 4.5 +7%
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 5.7 6.4 +12%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 4.4 5.0 +14%
FAMILY GUY 6.4 8.1 +27%
AMERICAN DAD 4.9 5.7 +16%

About Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX finished the 2010-2011 season at No. 1 in the key adult demographic for the seventh 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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· ALCATRAZ (FOX)
· AMERICAN DAD (FOX)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BOB'S BURGERS (FOX)
· CLEVELAND SHOW, THE (FOX)
· COPS (SPIKE TV)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· FINDER, THE (FOX)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (FOX)
· NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (FOX)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)





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