Fox Has Won 6 Weeks of Ratings in a Row for the First Time Ever: Here’s How

Tony Maglio

Give yourselves an extra slice of pumpkin pie next week, Fox executives: For the first time in history, Fox has won six weeks in a row in TV ratings. The last network that could claim a six-week streak is NBC, which had a run in 2017 that began in November and ended the following month. Counting seven days of delayed viewing, which mostly comes from DVRs, Fox is averaging a 2.2 primetime rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. That’s a +16% advantage over second-place network NBC. Also Read: Fox's 'Prodigal Son' Is the Closest Thing We Have to a New Hit TV Show Fox also is the only one of the Big 4 broadcast channels (CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC) that has grown in ratings season-to-season. Not only are the other three down in the key demographic, they’ve each dropped by double digits on a percentage basis. See the current year-to-year differences below, ranked in order of season-to-date ratings retention. Fox: +5% NBC: -13% ABC: -14% CBS: -25% Also Read: Why ABC Dumped 'Live + Same Day' Ratings So how has Fox pulled this off? Mainly it’s “The Masked Singer,” last season’s breakout winter hit that was rushed back...

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