Fox Wins Demo Despite ABC’s Oscars

Mar 1, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Fox won the week ended Feb. 27 in the adults 18 to 49 demo with its music reality series “American Idol” propelling it to a win over ABC’s Sunday night “77th Annual Academy Awards” Sunday. Fox also wrested No. 1 in total viewers from CBS.

The Oscars ceremony scored a 15.1 in adults 18 to 49 and 42.14 million viewers, No. 1 in both categories. Fox’s Tuesday edition of “American Idol” came in second in the demo with an 11.5, followed by the Wednesday “Idol” (11.3), a special Monday “Idol” (9.9) and CBS’s “CSI” (9.8).

In total viewers, Tuesday’s “Idol” had 28.25 million viewers, followed by CBS’s “CSI” (28.11 million), ABC’s Oscars pre-show (27.71 million) and the Wednesday edition of “Idol” (26.66 million).

Fox won the week in adults 18 to 49 with a 5.1, followed by ABC (5.0), CBS and NBC (both 3.6), The WB (1.5) and UPN (1.3).

ABC won the week in total viewers with 14.00 million, followed by Fox (12.07 million), CBS (11.80 million), NBC (10.15 million), The WB (3.54 million) and UPN (3.25 million).