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[04/13/10 - 08:37 AM]
American Idol Drives FOX to Weekly Win Among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 5-11.

[via press release from FOX]

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 5 - 11, 2010

AMERICAN IDOL, HUMAN TARGET, BONES, FRINGE AND NASCAR ON FOX: SUBWAY FRESH FIT 600 DRIVES FOX TO WEEKLY WIN AMONG ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 18-34 AND TEENS

Strong performances by AMERICAN IDOL, HUMAN TARGET, BONES, FRINGE and NASCAR'S: SUBWAY FRESH FIT 600 led FOX to a weekly win among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens. FOX remains this season's No. 1 network, showing an advantage of +12% in the adult demo over the next highest rated broadcast network and is also showing +3% gains versus the same weeks last season among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.

Powerhouse AMERICAN IDOL's Tue/Wed average this week substantially outperformed ABC's Dancing With The Stars Mon/Tue average by +69% among Adults 18-49 and +13% in Total Viewers. So far this season, AMERICAN IDOL's average is on par with the same weeks last year with Most Current ratings vs. comparable Most Current, showing 93% retention among Adults 18-49, 94% among Adults 18-34, 97% among Teens and 94% in Total Viewers.

Tuesday's AMERICAN IDOL Top 9 performance show posted a 7.3/20 among Adults 18-49 and dominated the night among all key demos. FOX beat its nearest competitors by +143% among Adults 18-49, +120% among Adults 18-34, +267% among Teens and +48% in Total Viewers. In addition, the AMERICAN IDOL performance show posted 9.5 Mil Adult 18-49 viewers, +42% more than Dancing With The Stars' performance show on Monday (6.7 Mil. Adults 18-49) and significantly out-rated Monday's Dancing With The Stars by +53% among Adults 18-34 and +120% among Teens.

The following night, HUMAN TARGET and AMERICAN IDOL combined to give the network a nightly win among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos and showed an advantage of +69% over the next highest-rated network among Adults 18-49, +113% among Adults 18-34, +150% among Teens and +43% among Total Viewers.

HUMAN TARGET delivered a 2.2/7 among Adults 18-49 and won the hour among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and other key demos. In a very dramatic Top 9 Results show, AMERICAN IDOL posted a 6.7/18 among Adults 18-49 and won its hour among all key demos. AMERICAN IDOL results show also significantly out-rated Dancing With The Stars' Tues results show by +168% among Adults 18-49 and +63% in Total Viewers.

On Thursday, BONES posted a 2.8/9 among Adults 18-49 and showed impressive increases versus last week of +17% among Adults 18-49 and +15% among Total Viewers. In head to head competition in the 8p hour BONES outperformed ABC's Flash Forward by +75% among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-34 (tie) and Men 18-34 in the hour. At 9PM, FRINGE delivered a 2.3/7 among Adults 18-49 and grew +5% compared to last week among Adults 18-49 and +9% in Total Viewers.

Saturday's NASCAR ON FOX: SUBWAY FRESH FIT 600 led FOX to a No. 1 rank for the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and all key male demos.

Season-To-Date

Compared to the same weeks of the 08/09 season (9/22/08-4/12/09), FOX is up +3% among Adults 18-49 (3.7/10 vs. 3.6/10) and up +3% among Total Viewers (10.0 vs. 9.7 Mil). Among Adults 18-49: CBS (+3%) is up, The CW is even and ABC (-7%) and NBC (-3%) are down.

09/10 FOX Dramas: Live + 7 in Adults 18-49

Comparing Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (now available through 3/28/10), FOX's dramas have shown significant increases among Adults 18-49 including:

09/10 Season thru 3/28 Live+Same Day Adults 18-49 Live + 7 Adults 18-49 % Change

24 3.1/8 3.8/9 +23%

Human Target 2.5/7 3.0/8 +20%

House 4.2/11 5.1/13 +21%

Lie to Me 2.5/6 2.9/7 +16%

Glee 2.9/8 3.6/9 +24%

Bones 2.6/8 3.1/9 +19%

Fringe 2.1/6 2.8/7 +33%

Dollhouse 0.8/3 1.2/4 +50%

09/10 FOX Dramas: Live +7 in Total Viewers

Comparing Live+ Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (now available through 3/28/10), FOX's dramas have shown significant increases among Total Viewers including:

09/10 Season thru 3/28 Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.) Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.) % Change

24 9.9 11.7 +18%

Human Target 8.4 9.8 +17%

House 11.3 13.1 +16%

Lie to Me 6.9 8.0 +16%

Glee 6.6 7.9 +20%

Bones 9.2 10.5 +14%

Fringe 5.9 7.5 +27%

Dollhouse 2.2 3.0 +36%

Weekly Program Rankers

FOX had 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: AMERICAN IDOL TUESDAY (No. 2), AMERICAN IDOL WEDNESDAY (No. 3), FAMILY GUY (No. 12), BONES (No. 19), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 20 tie) and THE SIMPSONS (No. 20 tie).

FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: AMERICAN IDOL TUESDAY (No. 2), AMERICAN IDOL WEDNESDAY (No. 3), FAMILY GUY (No. 4), THE SIMPSONS (No. 7 tie), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 7 tie), AMERICAN DAD (No. 10) and BONES (No. 15).

FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL TUESDAY (No. 2), AMERICAN IDOL WEDNESDAY (No. 3), FAMILY GUY (No. 4), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 5), AMERICAN DAD (No. 6), THE SIMPSONS (No. 7) and BONES (No. 14).

FOX had 3 of the Top 20 programs in Total Viewers: AMERICAN IDOL TUESDAY (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL WEDNESDAY (No. 4) and BONES (No. 19).

Week 3/22-3/28/10: Live+7

NIGHTLY AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS - APRIL 5 - 11, 2010

MONDAY

8:00-10:00 24: (A18-49: 2.3/6, 7.4 Mil Total Viewers)

Airing against the NCAA Championship game on CBS, a two hour episode of '24' posted a 2.3/6 among Adults 18-49 and led FOX to a No. 3 rank for the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

TUESDAY

8:00-10:00 AMERICAN IDOL: (A18-49: 7.3/20, 20.8 Mil Total Viewers)

The Top 9 on AMERICAN IDOL posted a 7.3/20 among Adults 18-49 and dominated the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos. FOX showed an advantage over its nearest competitors of +143% among Adults 18-49 (7.3 vs. 3.0 ABC), +120% among Adults 18-34 (5.5 vs. 2.5 for ABC), +267% among Teens (4.4 vs. 1.2 for NBC) and +48% in Total Viewers (20.8 vs. 14.1 Mil for CBS.)

AMERICAN IDOL performance show posted 9.5 Mil Adult 18-49 viewers, +42% more than Dancing With The Stars' performance show on Monday (6.7 Mil. Adults 18-49). AMERICAN IDOL also significantly out-rated Monday's Dancing With The Stars among Adults 18-34 (+53%, 5.5/17 vs. 3.6/11) and Teens (+120%, 4.4/16 vs. 2.0/7).

In head to head competition in the 8p hour AMERICAN IDOL substantially outperformed ABC's Dancing With The Stars Results Show by +160% among Adults 18-49 (6.5/19 vs. 2.5/7), +200% among Adults 18-34 (5.1/17 vs. 1.7/6), +333% among Teens (3.9/15 vs. 0.9/3) and +48% in Total Viewers (18.4 vs. 12.4 Mil.)

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 HUMAN TARGET: (A18-49: 2.2/7, 7.7 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:01 AMERICAN IDOL: (A18-49: 6.7/18, 20.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:01 FOX PRIME: (A18-49: 4.4/13, 14.0 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos and showed an advantage of +69% over the next highest-rated network among Adults 18-49 (4.4/13 vs. 2.6/8 for CBS), +113% among Adults 18-34 (3.2/11 vs. 1.5/5 for CBS and NBC), +150% among Teens (2.5/10 vs. 1.0/4 for CBS) and +43% among Total Viewers (14.0 vs. 9.8 Mil for CBS.)

At 8p HUMAN TARGET did a 2.2/7 among Adults 18-49 and won the hour among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, Women 25-54 and all key male demos.

The Top 9 Results on AMERICAN IDOL posted a 6.7/18 among Adults 18-49 and won its hour among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos. AMERICAN IDOL outperformed its nearest competitor in the 9p hour by +91% among Adults 18-49 (6.7/18 vs. 3.5/10 for CBS), +143% among Adults 18-34 (5.0/16 vs. 2.1/6 for CBS), +187% among Teens (4.3/16 vs. 1.5/5 for CBS) and +59% in Total Viewers (20.2 vs. 12.7 Mil for CBS.)

AMERICAN IDOL's Tue/Wed average this week substantially outperformed ABC's Dancing With The Stars Mon/Tue average by +69% among Adults 18-49 (7.1/19 vs. 4.2/12) and +13% in Total Viewers (20.6 vs. 18.3 Mil.) AMERICAN IDOL results show also significantly out-rated Dancing With The Stars' Tues results show by +168% among Adults 18-49 (6.7/18 vs. 2.5/7) and +63% in Total Viewers (20.2 vs. 12.4 Mil.)

So far this season, AMERICAN IDOL's average is on par with the same weeks last year with Most Current ratings vs. comparable Most Current, showing 93% retention among Adults 18-49 (9.2/24 vs. 9.9/25), 94% among Adults 18-34 (7.7/22 vs. 8.2/23), 97% among Teens (6.5/21 vs. 6.7/21) and 94% in Total Viewers (24.9 vs. 26.4 Mil.)

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 BONES: (A18-49: 2.8/9, 10.0 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 FRINGE: (A18-49: 2.3/7, 6.3 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18-49: 2.5/8, 8.2 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and No. 1 in Men 18-34.

At 8p BONES posted a 2.8/9 among Adults 18-49 and showed impressive increases versus last week of +17% among Adults 18-49 (vs. 2.4/8) and +15% among Total Viewers (10.0 vs. 8.7 Mil.). In head to head competition in the 8p hour BONES outperformed ABC's Flash Forward by +75% among Adults 18-49 (2.8/9 vs. 1.6/5).

BONES ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34 (tie) and Men 18-34.

FRINGE at 9p did a 2.3/7 among Adults 18-49 and grew +5% compared to last week among Adults 18-49 (vs. 2.2/7) and +9% in Total Viewers (6.3 vs. 5.8 Mil.)

FRINGE ranked No. 2 in the hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 (tie), Teens and No. 1 in Men 18-34.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:01 HOUSE (R): (A18-49: 1.1/4, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:01-10:00 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES: (A18-49: 1.5/5, 3.7 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18-49: 1.3/5, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

At 8p, a HOUSE encore posted a 1.1/4 and ranked No. 2 in its time period among Adults 18-49 (tie) and No. 1 among Adults 18-34.

At 9p, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES delivered a 1.5/5 ranking No. 3 among Adults 18-49 and No. 2 among Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-49 (tie) and No. 1 among Adults 18-34.

SATURDAY

7:47-11:37 NASCAR ON FOX: SUBWAY FRESH FIT 600 (S): (A18-49: 1.7/6, 6.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-11:00 FOX PRIME: (A18-49: 1.7/6, 5.9 Mil Total Viewers)

NASCAR ON FOX: SUBWAY FRESH FIT 600 led FOX to a No. 1 rank for the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and all key male demos.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:29 TIL DEATH: (A18-49: 0.8/3, 1.9 Mil Total Viewers)

7:29-7:59 SIMPSONS (RP): (A18-49: 1.1/4, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)

7:59-8:31 SIMPSONS: (A18-49: 2.7/8, 5.6 Mil Total Viewers)

8:31-9:00 CLEVELAND SHOW: (A18-49: 2.7/8, 5.5 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:31 FAMILY GUY: (A18-49: 3.4/9, 7.0 Mil Total Viewers)

9:31-10:00 AMERICAN DAD: (A18-49: 2.4/6, 5.1 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18-49: 2.2/7, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-49 (tie) and No. 1 in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

At 8p THE SIMPSONS did a 2.7/8 among Adults 18-49, ranked No. 2 in the half hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-49. At 8:30p THE CLEVELAND SHOW posted a 2.7/8 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 2 in the time period among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-49.

FAMILY GUY at 9p posted a 3.4/9 among Adults 18-49. FAMILY GUY ranked No. 2 in the half hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-49. The return of AMERICAN DAD at 9:30p did a 2.4/6 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 3 in the half hour among Adults 18-49, No. 2 in Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Teens and Men 18-34.

TIL DEATH at 7p (0.8/3) and an encore THE SIMPSONS at 7:30p (1.1/4) combined to rank No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 2 in Teens (tie).

APRIL 5 -11, 2010

TOTAL PRIMETIME

ADULTS 18-49 ADULTS 18-34 VIEWERS (Mil)

FOX 3.0/9 FOX 2.3/8 FOX 8.7

ABC 2.1/6 ABC 1.6/6 ABC 7.4

CBS 2.9/9 CBS 2.0/7 CBS 11.6

NBC 1.7/5 NBC 1.3/5 NBC 5.2





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· 24 (FOX)
· AMERICAN DAD (FOX)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BONES (FOX)
· CLEVELAND SHOW, THE (FOX)
· DOLLHOUSE (FOX)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· HUMAN TARGET (FOX)
· KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (FOX)
· LIE TO ME (FOX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· 'TIL DEATH (FOX)









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