or


[09/21/11 - 12:15 AM]
The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide: "The X Factor" (FOX)
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Please note: As a courtesy, please do not reproduce these comments to newsgroups, forums or other online places. Links only please.

Welcome to The Futon's Ratings Survival Guide, our annual feature which takes each new fall series on the broadcast networks and tells you the numbers it will need to survive for a second season. In general, a show's success isn't so much where it lands on the weekly ratings chart but rather how it performs in two key categories:

1. How much of its lead-in audience it retains. If a show averages 10 million viewers that's a good thing. But if the show that airs before it is averaging 30 million viewers, that's not a good thing. Why? Because 20 of those 30 million viewers decided to turn off that particular channel when the next show came on.

2. How it performs year-to-year in its time period. A new show is usually in its time period because the network thinks it can do better than it did in that slot last year. In other words, do worse than the show that was canceled after three weeks last fall then you too probably are not long for this world.

As you'll see, together these measurements paint a clear picture on how a particular show is doing. So without further ado, let's begin.

THE X FACTOR (FOX)
(Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c)

Will Simon Cowell dethrone "American Idol?" A fun question for the pundits but even a respectable fraction of "Idol's" audience will be considered a runaway success. Considering FOX has tried fall editions of "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Hell's Kitchen" in recent years, both to agreeable returns, it's probably not a huge leap to say "X Factor" will fare even better.

Here's how FOX has fared on Wednesday and Thursday nights the past two seasons:*

wednesdays in 2009-2011timeviewers
(retention)
adults 18-49
(retention)
American Idol: Season 108:00 PM23.45
(N/A)
7.81
(N/A)
American Idol: Season 98:00 PM21.48
(N/A)
7.53
(N/A)
Glee: Season 19:00 PM7.25
(118.27%)
3.26
(136.40%)
Hell's Kitchen: Season 89:00 PM6.20
(104.38%)
2.82
(131.16%)
Breaking In: Season 19:30 PM8.06
(36.84%)
2.72
(39.59%)
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 68:00 PM6.26
(N/A)
2.42
(N/A)
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 7**8:00 PM6.32
(N/A)
2.39
(N/A)
Human Target: Season 18:00 PM7.70
(N/A)
2.24
(N/A)
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 8**8:00 PM6.23
(N/A)
2.20
(N/A)
Masterchef: Season 1**8:00 PM5.06
(N/A)
2.13
(N/A)
Human Target: Season 28:00 PM5.92
(N/A)
1.57
(N/A)
Buried Treasure**8:00 PM3.47
(N/A)
1.03
(N/A)

thursdays in 2009-2011timeviewers
(retention)
adults 18-49
(retention)
American Idol: Season 108:00 PM21.54
(N/A)
6.74
(N/A)
Bones: Season 69:00 PM10.89
(51.68%)
3.36
(51.53%)
Kitchen Nightmares: Season 29:00 PM7.78
(41.47%)
3.30
(51.81%)
Bones: Season 58:00 PM9.82
(N/A)
2.84
(N/A)
Bones: Season 68:00 PM9.25
(N/A)
2.53
(N/A)
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 7**9:00 PM6.58
(133.20%)
2.37
(142.77%)
Fringe: Season 29:00 PM6.36
(64.77%)
2.31
(81.34%)
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 8**8:00 PM6.15
(N/A)
2.02
(N/A)
Fringe: Season 39:00 PM5.21
(56.32%)
1.91
(75.49%)
Past Life9:00 PM4.40
(63.77%)
1.25
(67.57%)

* Viewers are in millions, adults 18-49 is the percentage of said viewers in the demographic; all are based on fast national data, using only first-run episodes in its regular time period.

** denotes summer series added for additional perspective

COMING TOMORROW: ABC's "Charlie's Angels," CBS's "Person of Interest" and NBC's "Whitney" & "Prime Suspect."





  [september 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)
· X FACTOR, THE (FOX)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[02/11/16 - 02:33 PM]
CMT's "Party Down South" Boosts Thursday Night Programming Block with Strong Premiere and Double-Digit Growth in Week 2
CMT further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 28 and Thursday, February 4.

[02/11/16 - 11:40 AM]
HGTV "Fixer Upper" Crushed Cable Ratings Among P25-54 and W25-54 on Tuesday Night
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 9.

[02/11/16 - 08:57 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX & NBC All Share Top Demo Spot
The Alphabet's "Modern Family" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[02/10/16 - 02:52 PM]
TV One's Premiere of 47th NAACP Image Awards Drives Network to Rank Among Top 2 Ad-Supported Cable Networks for the Night
TV One further spins the numbers for Friday, February 5.

[02/10/16 - 01:08 PM]
"The Late Late Show with James Corden" Breaks New YouTube Record
CBS spins the digital numbers for the series to date.

[02/10/16 - 09:18 AM]
Travel Channel Delivers Best Monday In Over A Year Among P25-54 and Millennials
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Monday, February 8.

[02/10/16 - 09:00 AM]
"The Flash" Races to Season Highs, Best Adults 18-34 Rating Since Series Premiere
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 9.

[02/10/16 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Top Viewers, Demos
"NCIS" once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/10/16 - 08:33 AM]
"Chicago Med," "Fire" & "Hollywood Game Night" Each Retain 100% of Last Week's Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 9.

[02/10/16 - 08:27 AM]
ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" Stands as Tuesday's Most Watched Comedy
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 9.

[02/10/16 - 07:56 AM]
HGTV Lands #1 Position in Cable W25-54 Prime Ratings for Three Consecutive Weeks
HGTV spins the numbers for the weeks of January 18, January 25 and February 1.

[02/09/16 - 02:41 PM]
Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl XII" Was #1 on Cable Among Adults 25-54 and Women 18-49 on Sunday
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, February 7.

[02/09/16 - 12:57 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Kitten Bowl III" Reaches 4.4 Million Unduplicated Viewers and Is #2 on Twitter for the Day
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, February 7.

[02/09/16 - 11:09 AM]
"Supergirl" Soars 20% in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 8.

[02/09/16 - 09:34 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Beats "Dr. Phil" and "Ellen" to Rank as the Week's No. 1 Syndie Talker in Women 25-54
Disney/ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of January 25-29.