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[05/30/12 - 11:17 AM]
FOX Weekly Ratings - Network Wins Seventh Week in a Row, Out-Rates No. 2 Network by +37%
FOX spins the numbers for the week of May 21-27.

[via press release from FOX]

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 21 -27, 2012

FOX WINS SEVENTH WEEK IN A ROW, OUT-RATES NO. 2 NETWORK BY +37%

AMERICAN IDOL, GLEE, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE AND NASCAR Drive Another Weekly Victory For FOX

Last week, FOX ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens for the seventh consecutive week, thanks to the strong season finales of AMERICAN IDOL and GLEE, the inspiring Season 9 premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and Sunday's adrenaline-pumping NASCAR SPRINT CUP-COCA COLA 600 race. The network averaged a 2.6/9 among Adults 18-49 -- +37% higher than the No. 2 network (ABC) last week.

In addition, FOX claimed the #1 program across Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and Total Viewers with AMERICAN IDOL and delivered the Top 3 programs among Teens last week. Key highlights include:

· FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Tue (No. 2), HOUSE (No. 7 tie), GLEE (No. 7 tie), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (No. 11), FOX NASCAR SPRINT CUP (No. 17 tie) and HOUSE: RETROSPECTIVE (No. 17 tie).

· 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Tue (No. 3), GLEE (No. 4), HOUSE (No. 6), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (No. 10) and HOUSE: RETROSPECTIVE (No. 15).

· 5 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1), GLEE (No. 2), AMERICAN IDOL-Tue (No. 3), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (No. 10) and HOUSE (No. 15).

· 5 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Tue (No. 4), HOUSE (No. 11), GLEE (No. 18) and FOX NASCAR SPRINT CUP (No. 19).

Nightly and Program Highlights

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 HOUSE: RETROSPECTIVE (S): (Adults 18-49: 2.1/6, 6.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 HOUSE: (Adults 18-49: 2.9/8, 8.7 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.5/7, 7.5 Mil Total Viewers)

Monday's special HOUSE: RETROSPECTIVE at 8pm delivered a 2.1/6 among Adults 18-49.

At 9pm, the series finale of HOUSE posted a 2.9/8, up +32% from the previous week in Adults 18-49 and up +36% in Total Viewers (8.7 vs. 6.4 Mil.).

The series finale of HOUSE delivered its highest Adults 18-49 rating and Total Viewers audience in three and a half months (both since 1/30/12) and was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49 (tie). HOUSE won its hour in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 1 on Monday night among Adults 18-34, No. 2 in Total Viewers and No. 3 in Adults 18-49.

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 AMERICAN IDOL (S): (A18 49: 4.4/14, 14.8 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 GLEE: (A18 49: 2.9/8, 7.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 3.7/11, 11.2 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won Tuesday night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Teens, and key demos, beating its nearest competitor for the night by +42% among Adults 18-49 (3.7 vs. 2.6 for ABC) and +93% among Adults 18-34 (2.9 vs. 1.5 for ABC and NBC).

FOX has ranked No. 1 every night AMERICAN IDOL has been on this season among Adults 18-49. In fact, last Tuesday FOX achieved the highest rated Tuesday night on any network since 2/28/12 (FOX's own two hour AMERICAN IDOL).

AMERICAN IDOL and GLEE were the top two-rated programs of the night among Adults 18-34 and Teens (GLEE was No. 1 in Teens.)

The AMERICAN IDOL performance finale posted a 4.4/14 with Adults 18-49. IDOL was the No. 1 program of the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, outperforming the night's No. 2 programs by +33% among Adults 18-49 (4.4 vs. 3.3 for ABC's Dancing With The Stars finale and NBC's America's Got Talent). FOX outperformed the combined 3-net average in the hour by +5% in Adults 18-49 (4.4 vs. 4.2 for ABC/CBS/NBC).

The season three finale of GLEE at 9pm delivered a 2.9/8, up +16% from the previous week's telecasts. GLEE posted its highest ratings in three months in Adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers (since 2/21/12) and won its 9p hour in Adults 18-34, outperforming its nearest competitor in the hour by +17% (2.8 vs. 2.4 for NBC's America's Got Talent.) GLEE also ranked No. 1 in the hour in Teens.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:06 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 6.4/18, 21.5 Mil Total Viewers)

With the AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 results finale, FOX won Wednesday night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Teens, and all key demos. FOX outperformed the combined 4-net competition for the night by +8% in Adults 18-49 (6.4 vs. 5.9) and +11% in Total Viewers (21.5 vs. 19.4 Mil.) For the night FOX beat its nearest competitor by +146% among Adults 18-49 (6.4 vs. 2.6 for ABC) and +191% in Total Viewers (21.5 vs. 7.4 Mil for ABC).

AMERICAN IDOL's finale was up +45% from the previous week's results show in Adults 18-49 (6.4 vs. 5/17/12, 4.4/15, Thu 8-9p) and up +45% from its Tuesday performance finale show (6.4 vs. 5/22/12, 4.4/14, Tue 8-9p).

The AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 finale outperformed the season two finale of The Voice (on 5/8/12) by +45% in Adults 18-49 (6.4 vs. 4.4) and +81% in Total Viewers (21.5 vs. 11.9 Mil).

THURSDAY

8:00-10:00 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (P): (Adults 18-49: 2.4/8, 6.3 Mil Total Viewers)

With the season nine premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, FOX won Thursday night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE premiere posted a 2.4/8 in Adults 18-49, up +20% from the previous summer's finale (8/11/11, 2.0/6, 8-10p).

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens. In fact, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE outperformed ABC's premiere of Duets in head to head competition by +41% in Adults 18-49 (2.4 vs. 1.7) and +75% in Adults 18-34 (2.1 vs. 1.2).

Showing substantial growth throughout the night, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE grew in its last half hour versus its first by +29% in Adults 18-49 (half hours: 2.1 > 2.3 > 2.6 > 2.7) and +47% in Adults 18-34 (half hours: 1.7 > 2.0 > 2.3 > 2.5).

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (RS): (Adults 18-49: 0.9/4, 2.2 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (RS): (Adults 18-49: 1.0/3, 2.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 0.9/3, 2.3 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked second for the night among Adults 18-49 (tie) and Adults 18-34 with back-to-back encores of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES.

SATURDAY

8:00-10:19 FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL (S): (A18 49: 0.5/2, 2.6 Mil Total Viewers)

On Saturday, FOX ranked third for the night among Adults 18-49 and second among Adults 18-34 (tie) with FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL.

SUNDAY

7:00-10:17 NASCAR: SPRINT CUP - COCA COLA 600 (S): (A18 49: 2.2/9, 7.6 Mil Total Viewers)

10:17-10:28 WINNER'S CIRCLE (S): (A18 49: 2.0/6, 6.7 Mil Total Viewers)

10:28-10:36 POST-RACE (S): (A18 49: 1.4/4, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:36 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 2.2/8, 7.4 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won the night in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, and all male demos with NASCAR: SPRINT CUP - COCA COLA 600 and the WINNER'S CIRCLE and POST-RACE.

MAY 21 -27, 2012

TOTAL PRIMETIME
ADULTS 18 49 ADULTS 18 34 VIEWERS (Mil)
FOX 2.6/9 FOX 1.8/7 FOX 8.3
ABC 1.9/6 ABC 1.4/5 ABC 7.4
CBS 1.2/4 CBS 0.7/3 CBS 5.8
NBC 1.3/4 NBC 0.9/3 NBC 4.6

11/12 FOX Programs: Live + 7 in Adults 18-49
Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 5/13/12) among Adults 18-49:

11/12 Season through 5/13 Live+Same Day Adults 18-49 Live + 7 Adults 18-49 % Change
TERRA NOVA 2.5/6 3.6/9 +44%
HOUSE 2.5/6 3.7/9 +48%
ALCATRAZ 2.3/5 3.4/8 +48%
GLEE 3.1/9 4.4/12 +42%
NEW GIRL 3.2/8 4.7/12 +47%
RAISING HOPE 2.2/6 2.9/8 +32%
AMERICAN IDOL-Wed 5.4/15 6.3/17 +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 4.7/14 5.6/16 +19%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 3.7/10 4.2/12 +14%
THE FINDER 1.7/5 2.3/7 +35%
BONES 2.4/7 3.4/9 +42%
TOUCH 2.3/6 2.9/8 +26%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 1.5/5 1.9/6 +27%
FRINGE 1.1/3 1.9/6 +73%
THE SIMPSONS 2.9/8 3.4/9 +17%
BOB'S BURGERS 1.9/5 2.1/6 +11%
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 2.4/6 2.8/7 +17%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 1.7/5 2.0/6 +18%
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 5/13/12) among Total Viewers:

11/12 Season thru 5/13 Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.) Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.) % Change
TERRA NOVA 7.6 10.1 +33%
HOUSE 7.1 9.6 +35%
ALCATRAZ 7.0 9.6 +36%
GLEE 7.4 10.3 +38%
NEW GIRL 6.5 9.1 +40%
RAISING HOPE 4.8 6.2 +29%
AMERICAN IDOL-Wed 17.8 19.9 +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 18.5 +12%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 11.4 12.6 +11%
THE FINDER 5.4 7.1 +30%
BONES 8.1 10.8 +33%
TOUCH 7.9 9.8 +23%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 3.6 4.3 +20%
FRINGE 3.1 4.8 +55%
THE SIMPSONS 6.2 7.2 +16%
BOB'S BURGERS 3.9 4.3 +11%
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 5.1 5.8 +13%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 3.7 4.2 +15%
FAMILY GUY 6.0 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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· KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (FOX)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)





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