NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 19 - MAY 25, 2014
The final days of the broadcast season were highly competitive, with more than 19 finales and summer premieres airing in a three-day span. In addition to the season finales of AMERICAN IDOL XIII and BONES, FOX's 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, GANG RELATED, FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL and the NASCAR COCA-COLA 600 helped propel the network to rank No. 2 for the week among Adults 18-49.
Overall, FOX had:
· 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: AMERICAN IDOL-WED (No. 4), 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (No. 15 tie), AMERICAN IDOL TUE SP-5/20 (No. 15 tie), FOX NASCAR SPRINT CUP (No. 19 tie), HELL'S KITCHEN (No. 19 tie) and BONES (NO. 19 tie).
· 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: AMERICAN IDOL-WED (No. 6), HELL'S KITCHEN (No. 13 tie), 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (No. 13 tie), AMERICAN IDOL TUE SP-5/20 (No. 17 tie) and BONES (No. 17 tie).
· 3 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL-WED (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL TUE SP-5/20 (No. 12) and HELL'S KITCHEN (No. 20).
· 3 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: AMERICAN IDOL-WED (No. 6), FOX NASCAR SPRINT CUP (No. 16) and AMERICAN IDOL TUE SP-5/20 (No. 18)
Program and Nightly Highlights
Monday: FOX ranked No. 3 in broadcast prime among Adults 18-49 (1.7/5). At 8P, the season finale of BONES delivered a 1.6/5 among Adults 18-49 while 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY posted a 1.7/5 at 9P.
Tuesday: FOX ranked No. 3 in broadcast prime among Adults 18-49 (1.2/4). The AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY performance finale special garnered a 1.7/6 among Adults 18-49. At 9P, the series debut of I WANNA MARRY "HARRY" scored a 0.7/2.
Wednesday: On the final night of the 13/14 broadcast season, FOX (2.6/9) was No. 1 in broadcast prime among Adults 18-49. Wednesday's AMERICAN IDOL season finale (2.6/9) was the No. 2 (tie) program on television, gaining +53% from Tuesday's Top 2 performance finale (vs. 1.7/6) and +30% from last Thursday's one-hour results show (vs. 2.0/6).
Thursday: For the first night of summer 2014, FOX (1.2/4) ranked as the No. 4 broadcast prime net among Adults 18-49. At 8P, HELL'S KITCHEN delivered a 1.6/6. At 9P, the series debut of GANG RELATED posted a 0.9/3. In Live+3, GANG RELATED grew to a 1.2/4 (+33%, 0.9/3 LS>1.2/4 L3).
Friday: FOX ranked No. 6 in broadcast prime on Friday with repeats of both 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (0.3/1) and GANG RELATED (0.3/1).
Saturday: FOX (0.5/2) ranked No. 4 (tie) among the broadcast nets with FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL FROM 8-10:30p.
Sunday: FOX was No. 1 in broadcast prime on Sunday with the NASCAR COCA-COLA 600 posting a 1.6/7 among Adults 18-49 from 7-10:30p. NASCAR's most recent race in prime posted a 1.3/5 on a Saturday (5/10/14, 8:23-11:33p).
FOX Program Ratings of the Week
MAY 19 - MAY 25, 2014
ADULTS 18 49 ADULTS 18 34 VIEWERS (Mil)
FOX 1.3/5 FOX 0.8/4 FOX 5.1
ABC 1.3/5 ABC 1.0/4 ABC 6.5
CBS 1.1/4 CBS 0.6/2 CBS 5.3
NBC 1.5/5 NBC 1.0/4 NBC 5.6
CW 0.4/1 CW 0.3/1 CW 1.1
UNI 1.0/3 UNI 0.9/4 UNI 2.5
TEL 0.4/2 TEL 0.4/2 TEL 1.1
About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation. FOX has ranked No. 1 in the key adult demographic for the 8 of the past 10 seasons and continues 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.