Fox Wins Super Week in Adults 18 to 49, Total Viewers

Feb 8, 2005  •  Post A Comment

With Super Bowl XXXIX driving its ratings engine, Fox easily won the week ended Feb. 6 in both the adults 18 to 49 demographic and total viewers.

Sunday’s Super Bowl, featuring the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, scored a 33.2 rating in the demo and 86.07 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. The Super Bowl postgame show was second in both demos, scoring a 21.6 rating in adults 18 to 49 and 50.10 million total viewers. Fox took all top five spots in the demo, rounding out with Tuesday’s “American Idol” (11.9), the post-Super Bowl “The Simpsons” (11.3) and Wednesday’s “Idol” (10.9).

CBS had the highest-rated scripted show of the week with “CSI” (8.9), followed by NBC’s “ER” (8.8) and the reality offering “The Apprentice” (7.2). ABC’s sweeps opening-night special, Thursday’s two-hour “Happy Days 30th Anniversary Reunion,” came in ninth place in the demo with a 6.2.

Fox won the week in adults 18 to 49 with a 11.5, followed by NBC (3.3), ABC (3.1), CBS (3.1) The WB (1.4) and UPN (1.2).

Fox also won in total viewers with 28.83 million, followed by CBS (10.47 million), ABC and NBC (both 9.19 million), The WB (3.37 million) and UPN (2.86 million).