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FOX TV Ratings for the Week of February 20, 2012

FOX ratingsThe FOX network shares their view of the primetime ratings for week 23 of the 2011-12 season, from February 20th through February 26th, 2012.

You can check out our TV ratings pages for these FOX shows to see the week-to-week ratings trends, averages, rankings, and more: Alcatraz, American Dad, American Idol (Wednesdays and Thursdays), The Cleveland Show, Cops, Family Guy, The Finder, Fringe, Glee, House, Kitchen Nightmares, Napoleon Dynamite, New Girl, Raising Hope, and The Simpsons.

Here’s the FOX network press release:

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20 – 26, 2012

FOX RANKS NO. 1 ON FOUR OF SEVEN NIGHTS, WIDENS SEASON LEAD

FOX delivered another strong performance last week, ranking No. 1 on four of seven nights and posting a second-place finish for the week against an Oscars-boosted ABC. In fact, excluding specials, FOX and CBS ranked No. 1 last week among Adults 18-49 and outperformed ABC by +33% (2.4 vs. 1.8). Season to date, FOX is averaging a 3.3/9 in the core adult demographic and remains firmly in first place this season.

Excluding sports and specials last week, FOX had:

· 4 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 5), NEW GIRL (No. 14 tie) and GLEE (No. 14 tie).

· 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 4), NEW GIRL (No. 5), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 8), GLEE (No. 10), RAISING HOPE (No. 14) and HOUSE (No. 16).

· 8 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 2), GLEE (No. 3), AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 4), NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (No. 7), NEW GIRL (No. 9), FAMILY GUY (No. 10 tie), THE SIMPSONS (No. 10 tie) and AMERICAN DAD (No. 13).

· 2 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: AMERICAN IDOL-Wed (No. 3) and AMERICAN IDOL-Thurs (No. 5).

Week of February 20 – 26, 2012 — Nightly and Program Highlights

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 HOUSE: (Adults 18-49: 2.4/6, 7.1 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 ALCATRAZ: (Adults 18-49: 1.8/4, 6.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.1/5, 6.5 Mil Total Viewers)

Monday’s HOUSE delivered a 2.4/6, followed by ALCATRAZ, which posted a 1.8/4.

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 GLEE: (Adults 18-49: 3.0/8, 7.5 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:31 NEW GIRL: (Adults 18-49: 3.0/8, 6.3 Mil Total Viewers)

9:31-10:00 RAISING HOPE: (Adults 18-49: 2.1/5, 4.7 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.8/7, 6.5 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked No. 1 on Tuesday night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens. In fact, FOX outperformed the second place network for the night, NBC by +93% in Adults 18-34 (2.7 vs. 1.4).

At 8pm, GLEE posted a 3.0/8, up +7% from the previous week and up +7% in Total Viewers (7.5 vs. 7.0 Mil.). GLEE was the highest rated program of the night in Teens, Women 18-49 and Women 18-34 and ranked No. 2 in Adults 18-49 (tied with NEW GIRL). GLEE won its hour among Adults 18-34 and Teens and ranked #2 in Adults 18-49.

NEW GIRL followed with a 3.0/8 and was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-34 and No. 2 among Adults 18-49 (tied with GLEE). In the 9pm half hour NEW GIRL ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

At 9:30pm RAISING HOPE closed the night with a 2.1/5 and won its half hour in Adults 18-34.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 5.1/14, 16.1 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won Wednesday night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Teens. In fact, FOX outperformed its nearest competitor for the night by +70% in Adults 18-49 (5.1 vs. 3.0 for CBS) and +38% in Total Viewers (16.1 vs. 11.7 for CBS). FOX has now won six Wednesdays in a row in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.

The ‘Final Judgment #1′ of AMERICAN IDOL posted a 5.1/14 and was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Teens and beat the No. 2 programs of the night by +6% in Adults 18-49 (5.1 vs. 4.8 for Modern Family) and +26% in Total Viewers (16.1 vs. 12.8 Mil for Criminal Minds).

AMERICAN IDOL grew in its last half hour vs. its first by +20% in Adults 18-49 (5.5 vs. 4.6) and +16% in Total Viewers (17.0 vs. 14.6 Mil.)

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 AMERICAN IDOL: (Adults 18-49: 4.5/13, 15.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 FINDER: (Adults 18-49: 2.0/5, 6.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.3/9, 10.9 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX also ranked No. 1 on Thursday night among Adults 18-49 (tie), Adults 18-34 and Teens.

The ‘Final Judgment #2′ telecast of AMERICAN IDOL delivered a 4.5/13 and was the highest rated program of the night in Teens and Women 18-49.

AMERICAN IDOL won the 8pm hour in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 (tie) and Teens. In fact, AMERICAN IDOL outperformed its nearest competitor in the hour (Big Bang Theory/Rob) by +10% in Adults 18-49 (4.5 vs. 4.1) and +17% in Total Viewers (15.6 vs. 13.3 Mil.)

AMERICAN IDOL grew in its second half hour versus its first by +22% in Adults 18-49 (5.0 vs. 4.1) and +20% in Total Viewers (17.1 vs. 14.2 Mil.).

THE FINDER closed the night with a 2.0/5, up +7% in Adults 18-34 from two weeks ago (1.5/4 vs. 1.4/4).

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES: (Adults 18-49: 1.5/5, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 FRINGE: (Adults 18-49: 1.2/4, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.3/4, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

On Friday, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES posted a 1.5/5 among Adults 18-49, up +15% versus the previous week. At 9pm, FRINGE delivered a 1.2/4, up +9% versus the previous week (2/17/12, 1.1/3).

FOX ranked third for the night among Adults 18-49 (tie) and first among Adults 18-34 (tie).

SATURDAY

8:00-8:29 COPS: (Adults 18-49: 1.3/4, 3.9 Mil Total Viewers)

8:29-9:00 COPS: (Adults 18-49: 1.4/4, 4.2 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 THE FINDER (R): (Adults 18-49: 0.7/2, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.0/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked first for the night with COPS and an encore of THE FINDER.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 BOB’S BURGERS (R): (A18 49: 0.8/2, 2.0 Mil Total Viewers)

7:30-8:00 THE CLEVELAND SHOW (R): (A18 49: 1.0/3, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-8:30 THE SIMPSONS (R): (A18 49: 1.6/4, 3.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00 NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (R): (A18 49: 1.6/4, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:30 FAMILY GUY (R): (A18 49: 1.6/4, 3.6 Mil Total Viewers)

9:30-10:00 AMERICAN DAD (R): (A18 49: 1.5/3, 3.3 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 1.4/3, 3.1 Mil Total Viewers)

Airing against the Academy Awards FOX ranked #2 for the night in Adults 18-49 (tie) and Adults 18-34 and Teens with a night of encores: BOB’S BURGERS (R, 0.8/2), CLEVELAND (R, 1.0/3), THE SIMPSONS (R, 1.6/4), NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (R, 1.6/4), FAMILY GUY (R, 1.6/4) and AMERICAN DAD (R, 1.5/3).

FEBRUARY 20 -26, 2012

TOTAL PRIMETIME
ADULTS 18 49 ADULTS 18 34 VIEWERS (Mil)
FOX 2.4/6 FOX 1.9/6 FOX 6.8
ABC 3.2/9 ABC 2.4/8 ABC 10.7
CBS 2.3/6 CBS 1.3/4 CBS 10.1
NBC 1.8/5 NBC 1.3/4 NBC 5.4

11/12 FOX Programs: Live + 7 in Adults 18-49
Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 2/12/12) among Adults 18-49:

11/12 Season through 2/12 Live+Same Day Adults 18-49 Live + 7 Adults 18-49 % Change
TERRA NOVA 2.5/6 3.6/9 +44%
HOUSE 2.8/7 4.1/10 +46%
ALCATRAZ 2.9/7 4.2/10 +45%
GLEE 3.3/9 4.6/13 +39%
NEW GIRL 3.7/9 5.3/13 +43%
RAISING HOPE 2.4/6 3.2/8 +33%
AMERICAN IDOL-Wed 6.7/18 7.8/21 +16%
THE X FACTOR- Wed 3.8/10 4.4/12 +16%
TEENAGE DAUGHTER 2.2/6 2.5/6 +14%
AMERICAN IDOL-Thu 5.6/16 6.8/19 +21%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 3.7/10 4.2/12 +14%
THE FINDER 2.3/6 2.9/7 +26%
BONES 2.8/7 3.9/10 +39%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 1.5/5 1.9/6 +27%
FRINGE 1.2/4 2.0/6 +67%
THE SIMPSONS 3.3/8 3.8/9 +15%
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 2.7/6 3.1/7 +15%
ALLEN GREGORY 2.0/5 2.2/5 +10%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 2.1/5 2.4/6 +14%
FAMILY GUY 3.3/7 4.3/10 +30%
AMERICAN DAD 2.4/5 2.9/6 +21%

11/12 FOX Programs: Live +7 in Total Viewers
Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 2/12/12) among Total Viewers:

11/12 Season thru 2/12 Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.) Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.) % Change
TERRA NOVA 7.6 10.1 +33%
HOUSE 7.8 10.5 +31%
ALCATRAZ 8.9 11.7 +31%
GLEE 7.9 10.7 +35%
NEW GIRL 7.6 10.4 +37%
RAISING HOPE 5.2 6.8 +31%
AMERICAN IDOL-Wed 20.3 22.9 +13%
THE X FACTOR- Wed 11.4 12.7 +11%
TEENAGE DAUGHTER 5.8 6.4 +10%
AMERICAN IDOL-Thu 17.7 20.5 +16%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 11.4 12.6 +11%
BONES 8.9 11.9 +34%
THE FINDER 6.7 8.5 +27%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 3.7 4.5 +22%
FRINGE 3.1 4.8 +55%
THE SIMPSONS 6.9 8.0 +16%
ALLEN GREGORY 4.2 4.5 +7%
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 5.7 6.4 +12%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 4.4 5.0 +14%
FAMILY GUY 6.4 8.1 +27%
AMERICAN DAD 4.9 5.7 +16%

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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