FOX Wednesday Ratings: AMERICAN IDOL PREMIERE BEATS ABC, CBS, NBC COMBINED

 

For all you American Idols, please know you have helped it reach number 1

The Season 11 premiere of AMERICAN IDOL propelled FOX to #1 across all demos last night and posted the highest-rated night of the season with entertainment programming. In addition, FOX outperformed the next highest-rated network (ABC) by +140% last night.
 
•         AMERICAN IDOL (P): 7.2/18, down -27% from last year’s premiere (on 1/19/11) but still out-rated all of the other major networks combined by +3%.
o   AMERICAN IDOL outperformed the next highest-rated program of the night (Modern Family) by +44%
o   Last night’s premiere is only down slightly (-4%) from last season’s overall average among Adults 18-49
o   In addition, it’s up +6% among Adults 18-34 and up +27% among Teens compared to the show’s average in those demos last season.
 
Competition
 
ABC                                                    
•         The Middle: 2.6/7 , down -10% from last week and is its season low, excluding Thanksgiving week)                                                    
•         Suburgatory: 2.5/6, down -14% from last week to tie its season low
•         Modern Family: 5.0/12, down -2% from last week and is its season low, excluding Thanksgiving week                                                          
•         Happy Endings: 2.9/7, down -3% from last week
•         Revenge: 2.5/6 , up +4% from last week
                                                           
CBS                                                    
•         NCIS (RS): 1.5/4                                                           
•         Criminal Minds: 3.2/8 , down -6% from five weeks ago (3.4/9 on12/14/11) and is its season low
•         CSI: 2.8/7 , down -3% from five weeks ago (2.9/8 on 12/14/11)
 
NBC                                                    
•         Whitney: 1.6/5, down -20% from last week and is its series low
•         Are You There, Chelsea?: 1.8/4 , down -22% from last week
•         Harry’s Law: 1.1/3, down -8% from last week and tied as its series low
•         Law & Order: SVU: 1.8/5, down -10% from last week and is its series low
 
Sincerely,
Alex Gillespie
FOX

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