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[05/22/12 - 02:31 PM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Rising "American Idol" Propels Network to Another Weekly Victory
FOX spins the numbers for the week of May 14-20.

[via press release from FOX]

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 14 -20, 2012

RISING AMERICAN IDOL PROPELS FOX TO ANOTHER WEEKLY VICTORY

FOX On Track to Win Eighth Consecutive Season

Boosted by AMERICAN IDOL ratings gains, FOX ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens for the sixth consecutive week. The network averaged a 2.2/7 in the core adult demo last week and is projected to rank No. 1 for the eighth straight season among Adults 18-49 -- +7% ahead of the second-place network.

In addition, FOX's AMERICAN IDOL claimed the Top 2 program rankings last week among Adults 18-49 and Teens. Key highlights from last week include:

· FOX had 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 2), FAMILY GUY (No. 15), GLEE 9P (No. 18 tie) and GLEE (No. 18 tie).

· 8 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 2), FAMILY GUY (No. 5), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 7), GLEE 9P (No. 9 tie), GLEE (No. 9 tie), THE SIMPSONS (No. 13), HOUSE (No. 16) and BOB'S BURGERS (No. 19).

· 9 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 2), GLEE (No. 4 tie), GLEE 9P (No. 4 tie), FAMILY GUY (No. 6), THE SIMPSONS (No. 10), BOB'S BURGERS (No. 12), TOUCH (No. 14) and HOUSE (No. 18).

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

Nightly and Program Highlights

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 BONES: (Adults 18-49: 1.9/6, 7.2 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 HOUSE: (Adults 18-49: 2.2/6, 6.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.1/6, 6.8 Mil Total Viewers)

The BONES season finale posted a 1.9/6. BONES was up in Total Viewers from the previous week (+3%, 7.2 vs. 7.0 Mil).

At 9pm the penultimate episode of HOUSE delivered a 2.2/6, up +5% from the previous week in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers (6.4 vs. 6.1 Mil).

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 GLEE: (A18 49: 2.5/8, 6.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 GLEE (S): (A18 49: 2.5/7, 6.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 2.5/7, 6.1 Mil Total Viewers)

On Tuesday, FOX won the night among Adults 18-34 and Teens and ranked third in Adults 18-49.

Back to back episodes of GLEE at 8pm (2.5/6) and 9pm (2.5/7) tied as the #1 programs of the night among Adults 18-34 and Teens.

In head to head competition in the 8-10p time period, GLEE outperformed this season's second episode of America's Got Talent by +4% in Adults 18-34 (2.5 vs. 2.4).

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 4.9/14, 17.7 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won Wednesday night in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Teens, and all key demos. FOX beat its nearest competitor on the night by +75% among Adults 18-49, by +78% among Adults 18-34 and +69% among Total Viewers. FOX has now won 18 consecutive Wednesdays among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, and Teens.

The 'Top 3 Finalists Perform' telecast of AMERICAN IDOL posted a 4.9/14 with Adults 18-49. AMERICAN IDOL was up +9% from the previous Wednesday (4.5/13), by +10% among Adults 18-34 and by +7% among Total Viewers (17.7 vs. 16.5 Mil). AMERICAN IDOL delivered its highest number of Total Viewers in seven weeks (since 3/28/12).

AMERICAN IDOL was the No. 1 program of the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Teens, outperforming the night's No. 2 program by +26% among Adults 18-49 (4.9 vs. 3.9 for ABC's Modern Family) and +29% among Total Viewers (17.7 vs. 13.7 Mil for CBS' Criminal Minds).

THURSDAY

8:00-9:01 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 4.4/15, 16.4 Mil Total Viewers)

9:01-10:00 TOUCH: (Adults 18-49: 1.7/5, 6.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.1/9, 11.3 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won Thursday night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, and Teens, outperforming its nearest competitor by +19% among Adults 18-49 (3.1 vs. 2.6 for ABC). FOX has now ranked No. 1 for 18 consecutive Thursdays among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, and Teens -- every week AMERICAN IDOL has been on Thursday this season.

AMERICAN IDOL (1 of 3 voted off) posted a 4.4/15 in the core adult demo. Among Adults 18-49, IDOL was up +10% week over week (4.0/13). In Total Viewers AMERICAN IDOL was up +5% from the previous week (16.4 vs. 15.6 Mil). AMERICAN IDOL posted its highest Thursday Adults 18-49 rating in seven weeks (since 3/29/12) and its highest number of Thursday Total Viewers in ten weeks (since 3/8/12).

AMERICAN IDOL was the No. 1 program of the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Teens. IDOL outperformed the night's second-place program by +7% in Adults 18-49 (4.4 vs. 4.1 for Grey's Anatomy) and +21% in Total Viewers (16.4 vs.13.5 Mil for Person of Interest).

At 9pm, TOUCH delivered a 1.7/5 and ranked #1 in its hour among Teens (tie).

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (RS): (Adults 18-49: 0.8/3, 2.0 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (RS): (Adults 18-49: 0.8/3, 2.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 0.8/3, 2.0 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked third among Adults 18-49 (tie) and second in Adults 18-34 (tie) on Friday with back-to-back encores of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES.

SATURDAY

7:12-10:20 FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL (S): (A18 49: 0.8/3, 2.9 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:20 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 0.8/3, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

On Saturday, FOX ranked third for the night among Adults 18-49 and first among Adults 18-34, Men 18-49 and Men 18-34 with FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:29 THE SIMPSONS (R): (A18 49: 1.0/4, 2.4 Mil Total Viewers)

7:29-7:59 THE CLEVELAND SHOW: (A18 49: 1.3/4, 3.0 Mil Total Viewers)

7:59-8:30 THE SIMPSONS: (A18 49: 2.1/7, 4.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00 BOB'S BURGERS: (A18 49: 1.7/5, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 FAMILY GUY: (A18 49: 2.6/7, 5.3 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 1.9/6, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won the night in Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49 and ranked #2 in Adults 18-49.

The season finale of FAMILY GUY was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-34, Men 18-49 and Teens and the second-highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49 (behind the Billboard Music Awards on ABC).

THE CLEVELAND SHOW, THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY all won their respective time periods in Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49.

At 7p an encore THE SIMPSONS did 1.0/4 followed by the season finale of THE CLEVELAND SHOW which did 1.3/4. At 8p THE SIMPSONS finale posted 2.1/7, up 11% from last week (5/13/12, 1.9/6) and the BOB'S BURGERS finale did 1.7/5. From 9-10p the FAMILY GUY finale posted 2.6/7, up 8% from last week (5/13/12, 2.4/6).

MAY 14 -20, 2012

TOTAL PRIMETIME
ADULTS 18 49 ADULTS 18 34 VIEWERS (Mil)
FOX 2.2/7 FOX 1.9/7 FOX 7.0
ABC 2.0/6 ABC 1.5/5 ABC 7.1
CBS 2.1/6 CBS 1.2/4 CBS 10.1
NBC 1.7/5 NBC 1.3/4 NBC 5.6

11/12 FOX Programs: Live + 7 in Adults 18-49
Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 5/6/12) among Adults 18-49:

11/12 Season through 5/6 Live+Same Day Adults 18-49 Live + 7 Adults 18-49 % Change
TERRA NOVA 2.5/6 3.6/9 +44%
HOUSE 2.6/6 3.8/9 +46%
ALCATRAZ 2.3/5 3.4/8 +48%
GLEE 3.1/9 4.4/12 +42%
NEW GIRL 3.2/8 4.8/12 +50%
RAISING HOPE 2.2/6 2.9/8 +32%
AMERICAN IDOL-Wed 5.4/15 6.4/18 +19%
THE X FACTOR- Wed 3.8/10 4.4/12 +16%
I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER 1.8/5 2.1/6 +17%
AMERICAN IDOL-Thu 4.8/14 5.7/17 +19%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 3.7/10 4.2/12 +14%
THE FINDER 1.7/5 2.4/7 +41%
BONES 2.5/7 3.5/9 +40%
TOUCH 2.4/6 3.0/8 +25%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 1.5/5 1.9/6 +27%
FRINGE 1.1/3 1.9/6 +73%
THE SIMPSONS 3.0/8 3.4/9 +13%
BOB'S BURGERS 1.9/5 2.1/6 +11%
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 2.4/6 2.8/7 +17%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 1.8/5 2.1/6 +17%
FAMILY GUY 3.1/7 4.1/10 +32%
AMERICAN DAD 2.3/5 2.8/6 +22%

11/12 FOX Programs: Live +7 in Total Viewers
Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 5/6/12) among Total Viewers:

11/12 Season thru 5/6 Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.) Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.) % Change
TERRA NOVA 7.6 10.1 +33%
HOUSE 7.2 9.7 +35%
ALCATRAZ 7.0 9.6 +36%
GLEE 7.5 10.3 +38%
NEW GIRL 6.6 9.2 +40%
RAISING HOPE 4.8 6.2 +29%
AMERICAN IDOL-Wed 17.9 20.1 +12%
THE X FACTOR- Wed 11.4 12.7 +11%
I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER 4.8 5.3 +11%
AMERICAN IDOL-Thu 16.5 18.6 +13%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 11.4 12.6 +11%
THE FINDER 5.5 7.2 +29%
BONES 8.2 10.9 +33%
TOUCH 8.1 10.0 +23%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 3.6 4.3 +20%
FRINGE 3.1 4.8 +56%
THE SIMPSONS 6.3 7.3 +16%
BOB'S BURGERS 3.9 4.3 +10%
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 5.1 5.8 +13%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 3.7 4.3 +15%
FAMILY GUY 6.1 7.8 +29%
AMERICAN DAD 4.7 5.5 +18%

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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· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BOB'S BURGERS (FOX)
· BONES (FOX)
· CLEVELAND SHOW, THE (FOX)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (FOX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· TOUCH (FOX)









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