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FOX Scores with NFC Championship and Return of AMERICAN IDOL

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FOX Scores with NFC Championship and Return of AMERICAN IDOL

Last week's big returns of American Idol XIII and THE FOLLOWING, along with strong performances by SLEEPY HOLLOW, ALMOST HUMAN, and the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME propelled FOX to the No. 1 spot among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens. In addition, FOX delivered the top three entertainment programs of the week among Adults 18-49 with American Idol - Wed (#1, 4.7/13), The Following (#2, 4.4/12) and American Idol - Thu (#3, 3.9/12).



Overall, FOX had:



· 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Wed. (No. 4), The Following (No. 5), AMERICAN IDOL-Thu. (No. 6) and Sleepy Hollow (No. 17).



· 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP (No. 1), The Following (No. 4), AMERICAN IDOL-Wed. (No. 5), AMERICAN IDOL-Thu. (No. 6), Sleepy Hollow (No. 11 tie) and New Girl (No. 11 tie).



· 5 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Wed. (No. 4), AMERICAN IDOL-Thu. (No. 5), The Following (No. 6) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (No. 14).



· 4 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP (No. 1), AMERICAN IDOL-Wed. (No. 6), AMERICAN IDOL-Thu. (No. 7) and The Following (No. 11).



Program and Nightly Highlights



Monday: FOX ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49 (tie) on Monday night and posted a +62% week-over-week gain among Adults 18-49.



ALMOST HUMAN (2.0/6) was up +11% from the previous week (1.8/5) to post its second-highest Monday night rating in Adults 18-49 since its time period premiere on 11/18/13, and its highest Total Viewers (6.9 Mil) on Monday night so far this season.



SLEEPY HOLLOW (2.2/6) held even with its last original in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 on 12/9/13)



Tuesday: FOX ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-34 (tie) with DADS (1.2/4), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.4/4), New Girl (1.6/4) and The Mindy Project (1.1/3). New Girl was the night's highest rated broadcast program among Adults 18-34.



Wednesday: The season premiere of American Idol XIII posted a 4.7/13 in Adults 18-49, increasing +31% from the previous season's finale (3.6/11 on 5/16/13). This is the first time IDOL has come back higher than its most recent finale since Season 10 (2011).



In Total Viewers, the premiere was up +6% from its Season 12 finale (15.2 Mil. vs. 14.3 Mil). American Idol also rose +46% over its May'13 finale in Adults 18-34 (3.8/13 vs. 2.6/9) and +62% in Teens (3.4/13 vs. 2.1/9).



With the premiere of American Idol XIII, FOX won the night in all key demos, outperforming the No. 2 networks of the night by +161% in Adults 18-49 (4.7/13 vs. CBS and ABC at 1.8/5), +77% in Total Viewers (15.2 vs. 8.6 Mil for CBS), +217% in Adults 18-34 (3.8/13 vs. ABC's 1.2/4) and +325% in Teens (3.4/13 vs. ABC and CBS at 0.8/3).



AMERICAN IDOL gave FOX the highest-rated night on broadcast television so far this season with regular, entertainment programming in Adults 18-34 and Teens.



Thursday: The Thursday night premiere of American Idol XIII posted a 3.9/12 among Adults 18-49 and drew 13.4 million Total Viewers.



FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos. In fact, FOX outperformed the No. 2 networks of the night by +144% in Adults 18-49 (3.9/12 vs. 1.6/5 for CBS), +150% in Adults 18-34 (3.0/10 vs. 1.2/4 for Univision), +170% in Teens (2.7/10 vs. 1.0/4 for Univision) and +84% in Total Viewers (13.4 vs. 7.3 Mil for CBS).



FOX delivered its highest-rated Thursday with entertainment programming in nearly one year among Adults 18-49 (since American Idol on 2/21/13).



Friday: FOX aired originals of Bones (1.5/5), Raising Hope (0.7/2) and Enlisted (0.6/2).



Saturday: FOX aired encores of Almost Human (0.4/1) and The Following (0.3/1).



Sunday: Airing out of the NFC Championship game, the season premiere of The Following ran from 10:19-11:11pm and posted a 4.4/12 among Adults 18-49 - up +38% from last year's premiere (3.2/8 on 1/21/13) and up +63% from its Season 1 finale (2.7/7 on 4/29/13).



In Total Viewers, The Following premiere (11.2 Mil) grew +8% year-over-year (10.4 Mil on 1/21/13) and +44% from its Season 1 finale (7.8 Mil on 4/29/13), while in Adults 18-34 (4.6/14) its increases were +100% vs. last year's premiere (vs. 2.3/6) and +130% vs. its Season 1 finale (vs. 2.0/6).



THE FOLLOWING posted its highest ratings ever in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Total Viewers and delivered the highest Adults 18-49 rating for a returning drama premiere this season (4.4/12 vs. previous high of 3.6/11 for NCIS on 9/24/13).



With the NFC Championship game and the season premiere of THE FOLLOWING, Sunday night was FOX's highest rated night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Total Viewers in two years (since the NFC Championship on 1/22/12).



FOX Program Ratings of the Week



JANUARY 13 - JANUARY 19, 2014



TOTAL PRIMETIME

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

FOX 5.7/16 FOX 4.9/16 FOX 17.2

ABC 1.4/4 ABC 1.0/4 ABC 5.2

CBS 1.5/4 CBS 0.9/3 CBS 8.4

NBC 1.3/4 NBC 1.0/3 NBC 4.6

CW 0.6/2 CW 0.5/2 CW 1.6

UNI 1.0/3 UNI 0.9/3 UNI 2.7

TEL 0.6/2 TEL 0.6/2 TEL 1.4





About FOX Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation. FOX has ranked No. 1 in the key adult demographic for the 8 of the past 10 seasons and continues 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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