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[04/10/12 - 02:42 PM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - "American Idol" Is the Week's Highest-Rated and Most-Watched TV Show
FOX spins the numbers for the week of April 2-8.

[via press release from FOX]

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 2 - 8, 2012

AMERICAN IDOL IS THE WEEK'S HIGHEST-RATED AND MOST-WATCHED TV SHOW

AMERICAN IDOL's Wednesday performance topped the week as TV's No. 1 show among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and Total Viewers, and outperformed NBC's "The Voice" for the fourth consecutive week. FOX won the week outright among Adults 18-34 and Teens. In fact, excluding sports, FOX also ranked #1 among Adults 18-49 last week.

Season to date, FOX steadily remains the No. 1 network among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens. Excluding sports, this week FOX had:

· 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 4), BONES (No. 14), NEW GIRL (No. 17 tie), TOUCH (No. 17 tie) and HOUSE (No. 17 tie).

· 9 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1), NEW GIRL (No. 4 tie), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 4 tie), FAMILY GUY (No. 7), BONES (No. 8), HOUSE (No. 10 tie), AMERICAN DAD (No. 10 tie), BOB'S BURGERS (No. 12 tie) and THE SIMPSONS (No. 12 tie).

· 9 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 2), NEW GIRL (No. 4), FAMILY GUY (No. 7), AMERICAN DAD (No. 8), TOUCH (No. 9), RAISING HOPE (No. 13), RAISING HOPE 830P (No. 15) and BONES (No. 16).

· 2 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1) and AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 4).

Nightly and Program Highlights

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 BONES (P): (Adults 18-49: 2.5/7, 8.4 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 HOUSE (P): (Adults 18-49: 2.3/6, 6.7 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.4/6, 7.5 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX delivered its highest rated Monday night in nearly two months among Adults 18-49, excluding sports.

The Monday premiere of BONES at 8p posted a 2.5/7 among Adults 18-49, up +4% from its last original (2.4/6 on 1/12/12) and up +24% among Adults 18-34 (2.1 vs. 1.7).

BONES was the highest-rated drama of the night in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. In the 8pm hour, BONES ranked third among Adults 18-49 and was No. 2 among Adults 18-34.

At 9pm, HOUSE delivered a 2.3/6 among Adults 18-49, up +10% from its last original (2.1/6 on 3/19/12).

TUESDAY

8:00-8:30 RAISING HOPE: (A18 49: 1.6/5, 3.9 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00 RAISING HOPE (RS): (A18 49: 1.4/4, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:31 NEW GIRL: (A18 49: 2.3/6, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:31-10:00 BREAKING IN: (A18 49: 1.3/3, 2.6 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 1.7/5, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked No. 1 on Tuesday night among Adults 18-34 and Teens, marking the twelfth consecutive Tuesday victory among Adults 18-34.

At 8pm RAISING HOPE posted a 1.6/5, up +7% from the previous week, and won its half hour among Adults 18-34 and Teens.

An encore RAISING HOPE followed at 8:30pm with a 1.4/4 and ranked No. 2 in the 8:30pm half hour among Adults 18-34 and #1 in Teens (tie).

At 9pm, NEW GIRL posted a 2.3/6 and ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-34, Teens and Men 18-49. BREAKING IN closed the night with a 1.3/3.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 4.9/14, 17.1 Mil Total Viewers)

The AMERICAN IDOL Top 8 performance show won the night for FOX among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Teens. FOX beat its nearest competitor for the night by +69% in Adults 18-49 (4.9 vs. 2.9 for CBS) and by +51% in Total Viewers (17.1 vs. 11.3 for CBS).

FOX has now won 12 Wednesdays in a row in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.

AMERICAN IDOL has outperformed Monday's telecast of The Voice for the fourth week in a row in Adults 18-49 (+20%, 4.9 vs. 4.1) and in Total Viewers (+58%, 17.1 vs. 10.8 Mil.)

AMERICAN IDOL was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Teens and outperformed the No. 2 program of the night by +63% in Adults 18-49 (4.9 vs. 3.0 for Criminal Minds), +94% among Adults 18-34 (3.3 vs. 1.7 for Happy Endings) and +41% in Total Viewers (17.1 vs. 12.1 Mil for CSI).

THURSDAY

8:00-9:01 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 3.9/13, 14.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:01-10:00 TOUCH: (Adults 18-49: 2.3/6, 7.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.1/9, 10.8 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won the night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens. FOX beat its nearest competitor for the night by +3% in Adults 18-49 (3.1 vs. 3.0 for CBS) and +11% in Adults 18-34 (2.0 vs. 1.8 for CBS). FOX has now ranked No. 1 for 12 Thursdays in a row in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

With television usage down -6% in Adults 18-49 from 8-10pm versus the previous week, AMERICAN IDOL posted a 3.9/13. AMERICAN IDOL was the highest rated program of the night in Total Viewers, Women 18-49 (tie) and Teens and outperformed the No. 2 program of the night in Total Viewers by +4% (14.3 vs. 13.7 Mil for Person of Interest).

The AMERICAN IDOL results show beat the first results show of The Voice (on Tuesday 4/3/12) by +22% in Adults 18-49 (3.9 vs. 3.2) and +68% in Total Viewers (14.3 vs. 8.5 Mil.)

AMERICAN IDOL won its 8pm hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and Total Viewers and outperformed its nearest competitors in the hour by +11% in Adults 18-49 (3.9 vs. 3.5 for Big Bang Theory/Rules of Engagement) and +30% in Total Viewers (14.3 vs. 11.0 Mil for Big Bang Theory/Rules of Engagement.) Also, AMERICAN IDOL grew in its second half hour versus its first by +29% in Adults 18-49 (4.4 vs. 3.4) and +27% in Total Viewers (16.0 vs. 12.6 Mil.)

At 9pm, TOUCH posted a 2.3/7 in Adults 18-49. Compared to FOX's prior season average in the Thu 9-10p time slot with regular originals, TOUCH up +17% in Adults 18-49 (2.8 vs. 2.4) and +19% in Total Viewers (9.3 vs. 7.8 Mil.) so far this season.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 THE FINDER (P): (Adults 18-49: 1.1/4, 4.0 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 FRINGE: (Adults 18-49: 1.0/3, 3.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.0/4, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked fourth on Friday among Adults 18-49 with THE FINDER and FRINGE.

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30 COPS: (A18 49: 1.0/4, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-8:59 COPS (R): (A18 49: 1.1/4, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:59-10:00 BONES (RS): (Adults 18-49: 0.8/3, 2.7 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 0.9/3, 3.0 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked second on Saturday night with COPS and an encore of BONES.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 THE SIMPSONS (RS): (A18 49: 0.8/3, 1.8 Mil Total Viewers)

7:30-8:00 THE CLEVELAND SHOW (RS): (A18 49: 0.9/3, 2.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-8:30 THE SIMPSONS (RS): (A18 49: 1.5/5, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00 BOB'S BURGERS (RS): (A18 49: 1.4/4, 2.7 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:30 FAMILY GUY (RS): (A18 49: 1.8/5, 3.9 Mil Total Viewers)

9:30-10:00 AMERICAN DAD (RS): (A18 49: 1.5/4, 3.4 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 1.3/4, 2.8 Mil Total Viewers)

With encores on Easter Sunday, FOX's Animation Domination comedies placed second for the night among Adults 18-34 and ranked No. 1 in Teens: THE SIMPSONS at 7pm (0.8/3), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (0.9/3), THE SIMPSONS at 8pm (1.5/5), BOB'S BURGERS (1.4/4), FAMILY GUY (1.8/5) and AMERICAN DAD (1.5/4).

APRIL 2 - 8, 2012

TOTAL PRIMETIME
ADULTS 18 49 ADULTS 18 34 VIEWERS (Mil)
FOX 2.1/6 FOX 1.7/6 FOX 6.6
ABC 1.8/5 ABC 1.1/4 ABC 7.7
CBS 2.5/8 CBS 1.6/6 CBS 10.3
NBC 1.6/5 NBC 1.1/4 NBC 5.0

11/12 FOX Programs: Live + 7 in Adults 18-49
Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 3/25/12) among Adults 18-49:

11/12 Season through 3/25 Live+Same Day Adults 18-49 Live + 7 Adults 18-49 % Change
TERRA NOVA 2.5/6 3.6/9 +44%
HOUSE 2.7/7 4.0/10 +48%
ALCATRAZ 2.3/6 3.5/8 +52%
GLEE 3.2/9 4.6/13 +44%
NEW GIRL 3.5/9 5.0/13 +43%
RAISING HOPE 2.3/6 3.0/8 +30%
AMERICAN IDOL-Wed 5.8/16 6.8/19 +17%
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 5.1/14 6.2/17 +22%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 3.7/10 4.2/12 +14%
THE FINDER 2.2/6 2.9/7 +32%
BONES 2.8/7 3.9/10 +39%
TOUCH 3.3/9 4.1/11 +24%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 1.5/5 1.9/6 +27%
FRINGE 1.2/4 2.0/6 +67%
THE SIMPSONS 3.1/8 3.6/9 +16%
BOB'S BURGERS 2.0/5 2.2/6 +10%
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 2.4/6 2.8/7 +17%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 1.9/5 2.2/6 +16%
FAMILY GUY 3.2/7 4.2/10 +31%
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 3/25/12) among Total Viewers:

11/12 Season thru 3/25 Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.) Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.) % Change
TERRA NOVA 7.6 10.1 +33%
HOUSE 7.5 10.1 +35%
ALCATRAZ 7.2 9.8 +36%
GLEE 7.8 10.7 +37%
NEW GIRL 7.1 9.8 +38%
RAISING HOPE 5.0 6.4 +28%
AMERICAN IDOL-Wed 18.5 20.9 +13%
THE X FACTOR- Wed 11.4 12.7 +11%
I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER 4.8 5.3 +10%
AMERICAN IDOL-Thu 17.1 19.6 +15%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 11.4 12.6 +11%
THE FINDER 6.7 8.5 +27%
BONES 8.9 11.9 +34%
TOUCH 11.8 14.2 +20%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 3.6 4.3 +19%
FRINGE 3.1 4.8 +55%
THE SIMPSONS 6.5 7.5 +15%
BOB'S BURGERS 4.1 4.5 +10%
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 5.1 5.8 +14%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 3.9 4.4 +13%
FAMILY GUY 6.2 7.9 +27%
AMERICAN DAD 4.7 5.6 +19%

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 DAD (TBS)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BOB'S BURGERS (FOX)
· BONES (FOX)
· BREAKING IN (FOX)
· CLEVELAND SHOW, THE (FOX)
· COPS (SPIKE TV)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (FOX)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· TOUCH (FOX)









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