‘BONES’ and ‘FRINGE’ delivered strong Thursday for FOX


FRINGE: At 9p, FRINGE posted a 2.5/7 and hit its highest ratings since its season premiere in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Total Viewers.

FRINGE showed substantial growth compared to its last telecast on 11/19/09, gaining +25% among Adults 18-49, +43% among Adults 18-34 and +17% in Total Viewers.

In fact, last night was the first time FRINGE out-rated ABC’s Flash Forward this season

So far this season FRINGE has significantly increased upon FOX’s regular programming in the time period last Fall, increasing +21% among Adults 18-49 and +42% in Total Viewers.

BONES: At 8p, BONES posted a 2.9/8 and gained +7% versus its last telecast on 11/19/09 among Adults 18-49 and +14% in Adults 18-34.

For the third week in a row BONES outperformed Flash Forward on ABC in head to head competition in the 8p hour, showing a huge advantage of +32% among Adults 18-49 (2.9/8 vs. 2.2/6). 

Compared to FOX’s Fall’08 time period performance with regular programming, BONES is up +65% among Adults 18-49 (2.8/8 vs. 1.7/5), +35% among Adults 18-34 (2.3/7 vs. 1.7/5) and +143% among Total Viewers (9.7 vs. 4.0 Mil). 

Together BONES AND FRINGE last night outperformed FOX’s Thursday average last season (excluding sports) by +39% among Adults 18-49 and +80% in Total Viewers.


The fall finale of ABC’s Flash Forward (2.2/6) delivered its lowest rating to date, -27% below its prior average (3.0/9) and has failed to show improvement over its past seven weeks on the air (3.1 > 3.1 > 2.7 > 2.6 > 2.6 > 2.4 > 2.2). 

Flash Forward was down -15% from Ugly Betty’s performance the same date last year in the Thu/8p time period (2.2/6 vs. 2.6/7). 

A two-hour Private Practice (3.2/9) was low, down -14% from its season average (3.7/10).

On CBS, Survivor: Samoa (3.9/11) was on par while CSI (2.3/6) and The Mentalist (2.6/7) were repeats.

NBC’s Community (2.2/6), Parks & Recreation (2.1/6), The Office (4.1/11), 30 Rock (3.0/8) were all slightly above their previous telecasts average, while The Jay Leno Show (1.5/4) tied for its lowest-rated Thursday ever.

(source: data and information provided by FOX)