Fox Night Of Animation Draws Viewers
Fox aired a special animation night on Wednesday, September 5, 2001 starting at 8 pm featuring two episodes of THE SIMPSONS alternating with THE KING OF THE HILL and FAMILY GUY. The special episodes of THE SIMPSONS airing at 8:00 and 9:00 pm drew the most viewers finishing 64th and 66th with a 4.4 rating/7 share and 4.2 rating/7 share respectively. KING managed to garner a 4.0 rating/7share in its 8:30 time slot placing 67th, and FAMILY GUY, airing at 9:30pm fared the worst of the three shows in the 72nd spot with a 3.8 rating/6 share. The Sunday episode of THE SIMPSONS made it into the top 20, coming in at #19 with a 7.0 rating/12 share. The U.S. universe estimate used for calculating ratings for the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, UPN, PAX and WB) is equal to 100% of all TV households. Beginning with the week of September 4, 2000 the universe estimate is 102.2 million TV homes. Each rating point represents one percent of that universe, or 1,022,000 TV homes. Let's assume, hypothetically, that a recent movie on a broadcast network drew a 14.1 rating. That rating projects to approximately 14.4 million homes.