MASTERCHEF Delivers Strong Ratings Weekend for FOX
FOX's Memorial Day holiday week saw the strong return of MASTERCHEF, a winning Wednesday with the Season 11 premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, steady deliveries from HELL'S KITCHEN and GANG RELATED, and double-digit gains by COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY. Overall, FOX had:
· 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: So You Think You Can Dance (No. 3 tie), HELL'S KITCHEN (No. 3 tie), 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY-MEMORIAL DAY SP (No. 9 tie), MASTERCHEF (No. 9 tie), Family Guy ENCORE (No. 17 tie) and COSMOS (No. 17 tie).
· 7 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: So You Think You Can Dance (No. 2 tie), Family Guy ENCORE (No. 2 tie), SIMPSONS ENCORE (No. 4), COSMOS (No. 9 tie), HELL'S KITCHEN (No. 9 tie), 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY-MEMORIAL DAY SP (No. 12) and MASTERCHEF (No. 15).
· 6 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: So You Think You Can Dance (No. 5), SIMPSONS ENCORE (No. 8 tie), Family Guy ENCORE (No. 8 tie), HELL'S KITCHEN (No. 8 tie), MASTERCHEF (No. 15 tie) and Gang Related (No. 15 tie).
· 2 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY-MEMORIAL DAY SP (No. 16) and So You Think You Can Dance (No. 18).
Program and Nightly Highlights
Monday: On Memorial Day, FOX ranked No. 1 in prime among Adults 18-49 (1.5/5) with the Season 5 premiere of MASTERCHEF (1.5/5) and 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (1.5/4).
Tuesday: In its new 8p time period, Riot posted a 0.6/2, up one-tenth from its series premiere (vs. 0.5/1, 5/13/14, 9-10pm). Week two of I Wanna Marry "Harry" delivered a 0.4/1.
Wednesday: FOX was the No. 1 broadcast network on Wednesday among Adults 18-49 (1.6/5) with the 11th season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance (1.6/5), which was the top entertainment program of the night.
Thursday: FOX (1.3/4) tied as the No. 1 broadcast prime network among Adults 18-49 on Thursday. HELL'S KITCHEN (1.6/6) remained flat from the previous week's delivery while Gang Related (1.0/3) gained one-tenth among Adults 18-49 in its second week.
Friday: FOX aired an encore of the MASTERCHEF season opener (0.6/3) and an encore special of I Wanna Marry "Harry" (0.4/1).
Saturday: FOX Saturday Baseball drew a 0.4/2.
Sunday: FOX (1.0/3) ranked No. 2 in broadcast prime among Adults 18-49. In its new Sunday 7pm time period, Enlisted (0.4/2) was even with its most recent original. COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY (1.3/4) was up +18% from its most recent telecast two weeks ago and tied with FOX's Family Guy encore (1.3/4) as the No. 1 broadcast program of the night. From 9-10pm, an AMERICAN DAD encore posted a 0.5/2 and an encore The Simpsons delivered a 1.1/4.
FOX Program Ratings of the Week
MAY 26 - JUNE 1, 2014
ADULTS 18 49 ADULTS 18 34 VIEWERS (Mil)
FOX 1.0/3 FOX 0.8/3 FOX 3.0
ABC 1.0/3 ABC 0.7/3 ABC 4.1
CBS 0.9/3 CBS 0.5/2 CBS 5.5
NBC 1.3/4 NBC 0.8/3 NBC 5.2
CW 0.3/1 CW 0.2/1 CW 1.0
UNI 1.1/3 UNI 0.9/4 UNI 2.7
TEL 0.6/2 TEL 0.6/2 TEL 1.5
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