According to the network, FOX had a phenomenal week in the ratings — in large part due to the performance of American Idol. The reality series’ numbers are down from last year but it’s still outperforming other shows by a great deal. Other sources of pride include the performance of shows like Bones and Fringe, as well as the NFL Pro Bowl.
Here’s the press release from the network…
NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 24 – 30, 2011
FOX RULES THE WEEK WITH SIX NIGHTLY WINS
Thanks to its season-high rated Monday night, a strong week two of AMERICAN IDOL, a huge turnout for BONES, a fantastic FRINGE Friday and a record-breaking NFL PRO BOWL, FOX ranked No. 1 on six out of seven nights last week. FOX won the week among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers and delivered the largest weekly ratings advantage (+133%) between the first and second place networks this season among Adults 18-49.