FOX Summer 2012 TV Ratings

FOX Summer 2012 ratingsThe regular TV season is over so the networks have started running their summer programming. There’s lots of information that FOX takes into consideration when cancelling or renewing a TV series but the ratings are the biggest factor, particularly the 18-49 demographic. That’s the group that the advertisers want to reach the most so the networks must cater to them.

Viewership is obviously lower during the summer months (here’s the FOX report card for the regular 2011-12 season).

The following chart incorporates “summer” season ratings data through Thursday, September 6, 2012.

Demo
rank
Summer
FOX TV shows
Demo
grade
18-49 demo
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
1Hell's Kitchen (Mon)B2.6 (2.58)6.12ratings
2MasterChef (Mon)B2.5 (2.45)5.75ratings
3MasterChef (Tues)B-2.3 (2.36)5.67ratings
4Hell's Kitchen (Tues)B-2.3 (2.33)5.60ratings
5So You Think You Can DanceC2.0 (2.03)5.62ratings
6Hotel HellC2.0 (1.98)5.01ratings
7The ChoiceD1.5 (1.48)3.65ratings
8Take Me OutF1.2 (1.18)2.93ratings

Original ratings data ┬ęThe Nielsen Company. All rights reserved.

Other summer ratings report cards: ABC | CBS | The CW | NBC

A couple of things to remember:
The averages included in these charts are based on the final numbers, not the fast affiliate ratings that are reported the morning after a show airs. These final numbers become available one to three days later (depending on holidays or weekends).

Demo numbers are reported by Nielsen using the 10th decimal place (2.1, for example). In these charts, we’re including the rounded demo average as well as the average in 100ths (2.14, for example) in parenthesis so you can get a better idea of how the number’s been affected by the latest episode’s rating.

The letter grades are relative and are based on the individual network’s overall performance in either the scripted or non-scripted categories. The networks all have very different gauges for success. A hit show on The CW would get quickly cancelled on CBS. Our system for coming up with letter grades isn’t perfect but it should still give you an idea of where the shows stand when compared to others on the same network.

*The letter grades for TV series that run on Friday and Saturday nights are weighted a little differently to compensate for them airing on little-watched nights.

What do you think? How are your favorites doing? Are any of them in danger of being cancelled or sure to to be renewed?

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24 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Ms Longstocking says

    I really, really love SYTYCD. The dancers are amazing. I wish it would go back to 2 shows a week, but if not, I can live w/the show as is. Thank you for providing such an amazing show. The scheduling was really challenging for the show this season — 2 weeks off in the middle, switching this next week’s show from Wednesday to Tuesday. Not helpful for maintaining an audience, especially if you are trying to broaden your viewership to include people who aren’t just the diehard loyalties.

  2. D. MCLEAN says

    I THINK YOU SHOULD TAKE A POLL ON THE FIRM, IT IS AN EXCELLENT SHOW.
    AND MANY PEOPLE ARE DISSAPOINTED THAT IT WAS NOT ON JUNE 23/12

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