FOX Weekly, Glee Shines in National Nielsen Ratings May 31 Thru June 6

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NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 31 – JUNE 6, 2010

 FOX’S GLEE SHINES AS WEEK’S #1 ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

A winning performance by GLEE, the sizzling season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN and two strong nights of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE led FOX to a solid second-place finish last week among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens amidst the NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Finals.  In fact, FOX claimed four of the week’s Top 7 programs (originals, excluding sports).

FOX was white-hot on Tuesday with the season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN and an original GLEE, leading the network to a nightly win among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

  • The season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN posted a 2.9/10 among Adults 18-49 and showed gains versus last year’s premiere of +4% among Adults 18-49, +27% among Adults 18-34, +18% in Teens and +2% among Total Viewers.
  • At 9p GLEE delivered a 3.9/11 among Adults 18-49, its highest rated telecast ever without an American Idol lead-in among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers (9.0 Mil).  GLEE was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.
  • This Spring, GLEE has outperformed its prior season originals average (Wed 9p) by +48% among Adults 18-49, +39% among Adults 18-34, +58% among Teens and +60% among Total Viewers.

 

On Wednesday, FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos with SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, which posted a 2.8/9 for the night among Adults 18-49. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was the second highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49 (behind NBC’s America’s Got Talent) and the highest among Adults 18-34.

Thursday’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE auditions delivered a 3.3/11 for the night among Adults 18-49 and posted the show’s highest ratings of the season (both Fall and Summer) among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

  • Compared the previous week’s premiere on Thursday 5/27/10, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE grew +10% among Adults 18-49, +7% among Adults 18-34, +17% among Teens and +6% in Total Viewers.
  • Summer-to-date SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE shows impressive gains compared to its Fall’09 average on Tue/Wed, increasing +25% among Adults 18-49, +24% among Adults 18-34, +58% among Teens and +31% in Total Viewers.

 

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

Comparing Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (now available through 5/23/10), FOX’s dramas have shown significant increases among Adults 18-49 including:

09/10 Season thru 5/23      Live+Same Day Adults 18-49      Live + 7 Adults 18-49   % Change

24                                                      2.9/7                                          3.6/9                         +24%

Human Target                                   2.4/7                                         2.9/8                          +21%

House                                               4.1/11                                       5.0/13                         +22%         

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

Glee                                                  3.5/9                                         4.3/11                         +23%

Bones                                                2.6/8                                         3.2/9                          +23%   

Fringe                                                2.2/6                                         2.9/7                           +32%

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 5/23/10), FOX’s dramas have shown significant increases among Total Viewers including:

09/10 Season thru 5/23     Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.)      Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.)        % Change

24                                                     9.3                                       11.0                         +18%

Human Target                                  8.2                                        9.6                          +17%

House                                             10.9                                       12.8                         +17%

Lie to Me                                          6.9                                         8.0                          +16%

Glee                                                 8.2                                         9.8                          +20%

Bones                                               9.3                                       10.7                         +15%

Fringe                                               5.9                                        7.6                          +29%

Dollhouse                                    2.2                                     3.0                        +36%

Weekly Program Rankers

FOX had 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49:  GLEE (No. 3), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THU (No. 5), HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 8 tie), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 10), FAMILY GUY (No. 17 tie) and AMERICAN DAD (No. 20 tie).

FOX had 8 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34:  GLEE (No. 3), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THU (No. 4), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 5 tie), HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 7), FAMILY GUY (No. 9), AMERICAN DAD (No. 10 tie), CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 13 tie) and THE SIMPSONS (No. 18 tie).

FOX had 8 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: GLEE (No. 3), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THU (No. 7), FAMILY GUY (No. 8), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 9), THE SIMPSONS (No. 10 tie), AMERICAN DAD (No. 10 tie), CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 14) and HELL’S KITCHEN (No. 16 tie).

FOX had 3 of the Top 20 programs in Total Viewers:  GLEE (No. 11), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THU (No. 12) and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED (No. 19).


Week 5/17-5/23/10: Live+7

NIGHTLY AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS –  MAY 31 – JUNE 6, 2010

MONDAY

8:00-9:00                     LIE TO ME (RS): (A18‑49: 0.9/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00                   GOOD GUYS (RS): (A18‑49: 0.9/2, 3.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00                   FOX PRIME: (A18‑49: 0.9/3, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)
At 8p an encore LIE TO ME (0.9/3) followed by an encore THE GOOD GUYS at 9p (0.9/2) ranked No. 4 in their respective hours among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 4 for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

TUESDAY

8:00-8:59         HELL’S KITCHEN: (A18‑49: 2.9/10, 6.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:59-10:00       GLEE: (A18‑49: 3.9/11, 9.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00       FOX PRIME: (A18‑49: 3.4/10, 7.6 Mil Total Viewers)

With the season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN and an original GLEE, FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

The season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN posted a 2.9/10 among Adults 18-49 and showed gains versus last year’s premiere of +4% among Adults 18-49 (2.9/10 vs. 2.8/10), +27% among Adults 18-34 (2.8/10 vs. 2.2/8), +18% in Teens (1.3/5 vs. 1.1/5) and +2% among Total Viewers (6.2 vs. 6.1 Mil.)

HELL’S KITCHEN ranked No. 2 in its 8p hour among Adults 18-49 (tie) and No. 1 in Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49.

At 9p GLEE posted a 3.9/11 among Adults 18-49, its highest rated telecast ever without an American Idol lead-in among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers (9.0 Mil).  GLEE was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

GLEE substantially outperformed its average last Fall with originals, increasing +18% among Adults 18-49 (3.9/11 vs. 3.3/9), +17% among Adults 18-34 (4.2/13 vs. 3.6/11), +33% among Teens (3.2/11 vs. 2.4/9) and +23% in Total viewers (9.0 vs. 7.3 Mil.)

This Spring, GLEE has outperformed its prior season originals average (Wed 9p) by +48% among Adults 18-49 (4.9/13 vs. 3.3/9), +39% among Adults 18-34 (5.0/15 vs. 3.6/11), +58% among Teens (3.8/13 vs. 2.4/9) and +60% among Total Viewers (11.7 vs. 7.3 Mil.)

GLEE ranked No. 2 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00       SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (P): (A18‑49: 2.8/9, 7.4 Mil Total Viewers)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE posted a 2.8/9 for the night among Adults 18-49 and was the second highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-49 (behind NBC’s America’s Got Talent) and the highest among Adults 18-34.

FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos.

THURSDAY

8:00-10:00       SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: (A18‑49: 3.3/11, 8.7 Mil Total Viewers)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE posted 3.3/11 for the night among Adults 18-49 and posted its highest ratings of the season (both Fall and Summer) among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

Compared to the previous week’s premiere on Thursday 5/27/10, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE grew +10% among Adults 18-49 (3.3/10 vs. 3.0/10), +7% among Adults 18-34 (3.2/11 vs. 3.0/11), +17% among Teens (2.1/8 vs. 1.8/7) and +6% in Total Viewers (8.7 vs. 8.2 Mil.)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE also showed impressive gains versus Wednesday’s telecast, increasing +18% among Adults 18-49 (3.3/11 vs. 2.8/9) and +7% among Adults 18-34 (3.2/11 vs. 3.0/11), +24% among Teens (2.1/8 vs. 1.7/7) and +18% in Total Viewers (8.7 vs. 7.4 Mil.)

Summer-to-date SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE shows impressive gains compared to its Fall’09 average on Tue/Wed, increasing +25% among Adults 18-49 (3.0/10 vs. 2.4/7), +24% among Adults 18-34 (3.1/11 vs. 2.5/8), +58% among Teens (1.9/7 vs. 1.2/5) and +31% in Total Viewers (8.1 vs. 6.2 Mil.)

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night (behind ABC’s NBA Finals Game 1) among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Teens and won the night among all key women demos.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00         PAST LIFE : (A18‑49: 0.6/2, 2.0 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00       HOUSE (RP): (A18‑49: 0.8/3, 2.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00       FOX PRIME: (A18‑49: 0.7/3, 2.1 Mil Total Viewers)

At 8p, PAST LIFE posted a 0.6/2 and ranked No. 4 in its time period among Adults 18-49 and No. 2 (tie) among Adults 18-34.

At 9p, a HOUSE encore delivered a 0.8/3 ranking No. 4 among Adults 18-49 and No. 3 among Adults 18-34 (tie).

FOX ranked No. 4 for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30         COPS : (A18‑49: 1.3/6, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00         COPS (R): (A18‑49: 1.5/6, 4.4 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00       AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: (A18‑49: 1.4/5, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00       FOX PRIME: (A18‑49: 1.4/6, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers)

COPS at 8p and a COPS encore at 830p each ranked No. 1 in their respective half hours among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Total Viewers and all key demos. 

At 9p, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED ranked No. 1 in its hour among Adults 18-49 (tie) and all male key demos.   

FOX ranked No. 1 for the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49 (tie) and all male key demos.    

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30         TIL DEATH: (A18‑49: 0.8/3, 2.2 Mil Total Viewers)

7:30-7:59         SONS OF TUCSON (P): (A18‑49: 0.7/2, 1.9 Mil Total Viewers)

7:59-8:31         SIMPSONS (R): (A18‑49: 1.6/5, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:31-9:00         CLEVELAND SHOW (R): (A18‑49: 1.6/5, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:30         FAMILY GUY (R): (A18‑49: 2.0/6, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:30-10:00       AMERICAN DAD (R): (A18‑49: 1.9/5, 4.2 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00       FOX PRIME: (A18‑49: 1.4/4, 3.4 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX aired encores of THE SIMPSONS (1.6/5 among Adults 18-49), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (1.6/5), FAMILY GUY (2.0/6) and AMERICAN DAD (1.9/5).  At 7p TIL DEATH (0.8/3) was followed by the time period premiere of SONS OF TUCSON (0.7/2).

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-49 and No. 2 among Adults 18-34 and Teens.

MAY 31 – JUNE 6, 2010

TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX   2.0/6                  FOX     1.9/7                FOX       5.1

ABC   2.6/8                  ABC     2.3/8               ABC      7.2

CBS   1.4/4                 CBS    0.8/3                CBS      6.6

NBC   1.9/6                NBC    1.5/5                NBC      5.7

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