The Only Network to Hold 100% of its Demo Ratings from Prior Season,
FOX Ranks #1 Among Adults 18-49 By +14%
ACCUSED Ranks as 2023’s #1 New Drama,
SPECIAL FORCES: WORLD’S TOUGHEST TEST Claims #1 New Unscripted Series,
ANIMAL CONTROL Posts FOX’s Most-Streamed Premiere Ever
FOX Entertainment Programming Posts +8% Year-Over-Year Gain in Total-Minutes-Watched
On the heels of ranking #1 during the traditional 2022-23 broadcast season, FOX also will win the full, 12-month season from September 19, 2022, to September 24, 2023, across all key Adult, Men and Women demos in Live + 7 Days ratings.
Among Adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 0.8 L7 rating, outright winning the season by +14% over #2 NBC (0.7 L7). FOX also ranked #1 among Adults 18-34 (0.5 L7), Adults 25-54 (1.1 L7), Women 18-49 (0.7 L7, t-NBC), Women 18-34 (0.5 L7), Women 25-54 (1.0 L7, t-NBC), Men 18-49 (0.9 L7), Men 18-34 (0.6 L7), Men 25-54 (1.2 L7) and People 12-34 (0.5 L7). FOX is the only network to hold 100% of its demo ratings from prior season across key adult demos, while the other nets registered double digit percentage declines.
In Total Minutes Watched, FOX Entertainment programming is up +8% vs. year-ago, registering 119.4 billion minutes vs. 110.5 billion minutes.
The hit crime anthology Accused, from executive producer Howard Gordon, ranks as 2023’s #1-t new drama to date, averaging a 0.6 L7 among Adults 18-49 and 6.9 million total multi-platform viewers, up +184% from Live + Same Day. Its series premiere was television’s highest-rated and most-watched debut in nearly two years (since NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime, 4/1/21), marking FOX’s sixth consecutive year with the #1 launch in the demo during the month of January. Additionally, Accused is FOX’s highest-rated, most-watched and most-streamed drama debut in three years over seven days across Hulu and FOX NOW (since 9-1-1: Lone Star, 1/19/20).
The celebrity social experiment Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test (0.5 L7) ranks as the #1-t new unscripted series of the season, FOX’s fifth consecutive year delivering the #1 new unscripted series, joining Next Level Chef (2021-22), I Can See Your Voice (2020-21), LEGO Masters (2019-20) and The Masked Singer (2018-19). Special Forces’ series premiere posted a 0.6 L7 in the demo, ranking as the season’s #1 unscripted series debut (excluding spin-offs) while averaging 4.3 million multiplatform viewers, more than double of its L+SD audience (+136%).
The post-Super Bowl LVII Season Two premiere of Gordon Ramsay’s cooking competition Next Level Chef registered 21.2 million multi-platform viewers, making it the most-watched cooking series telecast in television history and highest-rated and most-watched entertainment series telecast in two years.
The debut of the comedy Animal Control, starring and executive produced by Joel McHale, was FOX’s most-streamed launch in network history, with 2.6 million viewers across Hulu and FOX NOW, and most-watched comedy telecast since the series finale of Last Man Standing (5/20/21, excluding post-NFL), delivering 3.4 million viewers. Produced by FOX Entertainment Studios, Animal Control was FOX’s most-streamed new series last season, averaging 2.6 million viewers, while across all platforms, it averaged 5.2 million viewers, a lift of +302% from its L+SD audience.
FOX had two of the top five highest-rated entertainment telecasts of the season in Adults 18-49, more than any other network (#1: Next Level Chef 2/12/23, #4-t: The Masked Singer 11/24/23).
Season Eight of The Masked Singer (1.1 L7) was Fall’s #1 unscripted entertainment series for the fourth straight year.
Season 13 of Gordon Ramsay’s MasterChef ranked as the #1 (0.5 L7) and most-watched (3.0 million P2+ L7) cooking show of Summer 2023. In 7-day streaming, MasterChef delivered its most-streamed season on record.
SOURCE: Nielsen Live + 7 Days, 9/19/22-9/24/23 broadcast season; FOX Entertainment Research MultiPlatform Ad Hoc Reporting, P2+ Average Audience viewing through 10/1/23.