TOUCH World Premieres Thursday, March 22 on FOX

FOX announces revisions to its Monday and Thursday spring schedule, as well as the air date for FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and the addition of a HOUSE retrospective leading into the show’s momentous series finale.

TOUCH, the distinctive new drama created by Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and starring Kiefer Sutherland (“24”), will world premiere Thursday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL results shows (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Don’t miss an encore of the TOUCH preview episode Thursday, March 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

On Monday, April 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), BONES moves to a new night and time. In the spring premiere, an expectant Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) are at odds over plans for the upcoming birth of their daughter. Meanwhile, a neighborhood is on edge when remains are found in the sewer, clogging up local plumbing lines.

Also on Monday, April 2, HOUSE moves to a new time (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) with all-new episodes leading up to House’s final diagnosis. A retrospective special looking back at the last eight years of the seminal series will air Monday, May 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the thrilling series finale (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Additional details regarding the special to be announced soon.

FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL is set to air Sunday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The exciting event will celebrate the shows and the stars of FOX’s 25-year history, from its earliest days as a bold, brazen upstart to its current standing as the No. 1 network among Adults 18-49.

THE FINDER will have its spring finale Thursday, March 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and will return later in the season with all-new episodes. The arresting two-hour ALCATRAZ season finale will air Monday, March 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

via Fox Press Release

Images from Fox’s TOUCH and Cast Photos

We are all interconnected. Our lives are invisibly tied to those whose destinies touch ours.

This is the hopeful premise of the new drama TOUCH from creator and writer Tim Kring (“Heroes,” “Crossing Jordan”) and executive producers Peter Chernin (NEW GIRL, TERRA NOVA) and Katherine Pope (NEW GIRL, TERRA NOVA).

Blending science, spirituality and emotion, the series will follow seemingly unrelated people all over the world whose lives affect each other in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown. At the story’s center is MARTIN BOHM (Kiefer Sutherland), a widower and single father, haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son, JAKE (David Mazouz). Caring, intelligent and thoughtful, Martin has tried everything to reach his son. But Jake never speaks, shows little emotion, and never allows himself to be touched by anyone, including Martin. Jake is obsessed with numbers—writing long strings of them in his ever-present notebooks—and with discarded cell phones.

Social worker CLEA HOPKINS (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) believes that Jake’s needs are too serious for Martin to handle. She sees a man whose life has become dominated by a child he can no longer control. She believes that it’s time for the state to intervene. So Jake is placed in foster care, despite Martin’s desperate objections.

But everything changes after Martin meets ARTHUR TELLER (Danny Glover), a professor and an expert on children who possess special gifts when it comes to numbers. Martin learns that Jake possesses an extraordinary gift—the ability to perceive the seemingly hidden patterns that connect every life on the planet. While Martin wants nothing more than to communicate directly with his son, Jake connects to his father through numbers, not words. Martin realizes that it’s his job to decipher these numbers and recognize their meaning. As he puts the pieces together, he will help people across the world connect as their lives intersect according to the patterns Jake has foreseen.

Martin’s quest to connect with his son will shape humanity’s destiny.

TOUCH is a production of Chernin Entertainment and Tailwind Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Tim Kring created the series and wrote the pilot. Kring, Francis Lawrence (“Water for Elephants”), Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Kiefer Sutherland, Suzan Bymel (“The War at Home”) and Carol Barbee (“Jericho”) are executive producers. Lawrence directed the pilot.

In a Worldwide First, the New 20th Century Fox Drama TOUCH Will Launch in More Than 100 Countries, With Global Marketing Support and a Global Advertising Sponsor

Touch, the intriguing new drama series from Tim Kring (Heroes) and starring Kiefer Sutherland in his first television project since the Emmy-winning 24, will receive an unprecedented global launch for its March series premiere that includes coordinated worldwide distribution, marketing and advertising sponsorship. In a television first, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Fox Broadcasting Company, FOX One, 20th Century Fox Television and FOX International Channels are collaborating on a worldwide launch for the series, which will premiere nearly simultaneously in more than 100 countries. To kick off the series’ global marketing efforts, Sutherland will embark on an international media tour, stopping in several major cities across Europe and culminating in a global media event in New York City on March 18 – a date that figures prominently in Touch‘s pilot episode. In another industry first, Unilever has come on board as the series’ global advertising sponsor in a one-of-a-kind partnership designed to bring Touch to a worldwide audience.

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has secured deals in over 160 markets with some of the world’s leading broadcasters and pan-regional platforms. The global launch will make the much-anticipated drama available on channels all around the world, including Global Television in Canada, Sky 1 in the United Kingdom, ProSieben in Germany, Yes TV in Israel and Channel One in Russia. FOX International Channels will launch the series in 64 countries throughout Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Unilever has partnered with the series to be its global sponsor in a first-of-its-kind worldwide collaboration. The key elements of Unilever’s unprecedented marketing partnership include a media buy that covers Europe, Asia, Latin America as well as the U.S.; sponsorship of the Touch international media tour and worldwide premiere in New York City on March 18; and exclusive online content presented by Unilever brands around the world.

“Unilever is thrilled to be part of this inaugural global media sponsorship with News Corp.,” said Luis Di-Como, Unilever’s Senior Vice President of Global Media. “It’s the very type of sponsorship that enables us to connect and engage consumers with one of our billion-euro global brands – Rexona, Degree in the U.S. and Sure in the UK – with one culturally relevant content platform.”

“Our global Unilever partnership goes far beyond the scope of anything we’ve ever done,” said Jean Rossi, President of FOX One, News Corp’s integrated sales and marketing division, which worked with Unilever for more than a year to create the worldwide partnership. “Before moving forward, it was imperative that we find a property that conveyed our mutual strategic vision, and Touch has the positive message and global appeal that articulates that spirit.”

Marion Edwards, President of International Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, remarked, “It’s so appropriate that a television series whose focus is the unity and connection we all share in spite of culture and language differences would serve as the springboard for this very exciting, global launch.” She added, “We are thrilled to share this special event with all our broadcast partners.”

Blending science, spirituality and emotion, Touch will follow seemingly unrelated people all over the world whose lives affect each other in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown. At the story’s center is Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland), a widower and single father, haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son, Jake (David Mazouz). But everything changes after Martin learns that Jake possesses an extraordinary gift – the ability to perceive the seemingly hidden patterns that connect every life on the planet. Martin soon realizes that it’s his job to decipher the numbers his son is obsessed with and recognize their meaning. As he puts the pieces together, he will help people across the world connect as their lives intersect according to the patterns Jake has foreseen, and his simple quest to connect with his son will shape humanity’s destiny.

Touch will have a special preview this Wednesday, Jan. 25 (9:00-10:07 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Its series premiere is Monday, March 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). International launches take place the week of March 19.

Touch is a production of Chernin Entertainment and Tailwind Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Tim Kring created the series and wrote the pilot. Kring, Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants), Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Kiefer Sutherland, Suzan Bymel (The War at Home) and Carol Barbee (Jericho) are executive producers. Lawrence directed the pilot.

About Twentieth Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox is a subsidiary of News Corporation. News Corporation’s diversified global operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming; television, satellite, cable and digital media broadcasting and transmission, the publication of newspapers, magazines and books; the production and distribution of promotional and advertising products and services; the development of conditional access and subscriber management systems.

About FOX International Channels
FOX International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation’s international multi-media business that develops, produces and distributes over 350 wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and lifestyle channels across Latin America, U.S. Hispanic, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa, in 35 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1.1 billion cumulative households worldwide. FIC also operates a global online advertising unit, .FOX (pronounced “dot-fox”) which specializes in online video and display, and four TV production houses. In operation since: August 14, 1993.

About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX finished the 2010-2011 season at No. 1 in the key adult demographic for the seventh consecutive year – a feat that has never been achieved in broadcast history – while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.

About FOX One
Formed in 2007, FOX One is a Sales unit charged with developing and implementing strategic integrated marketing opportunities crossing the full range of News Corp.’s global assets and a variety of media platforms. Led by President Jean Rossi, FOX ONE works with individual Sales units at News Corp. divisions to cultivate marketing partnerships and develop customized, multiplatform campaigns that integrate any and all FOX/News Corp. assets.

About Unilever
Unilever works to create a better future every day. We help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 180. Consumers buy 170 billion Unilever packs around the world every year, and our products are used over two billion times a day. Our portfolio includes some of the world’s best known and most loved brands including twelve €1 billion brands, and global leadership in many categories in which we operate. The portfolio features iconic brands such as: Knorr, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Dove, Vaseline, Persil, Cif, Rexona and Degree. We have around 167,000 employees in over 100 countries, and generated annual sales of €44.3 billion in 2010. For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit http://www.unilever.com. Unilever is Leader in the Food Producers sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes for the 13th year running. We are included in the FTSE4Good Index Series and attained a top environmental score of 5, leading to inclusion in the FTSE4Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40 Index. We are also ranked 7th in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, a list compiled by Corporate Knights Magazine. We achieved Platinum Plus standard in the UK’s Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index 2009, and were named Company of the Year in 2010.

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via FOX Press Release

FOX and Boost Mobile Present the Simpsons 500th Sweepstakes Offering One Lucky Fan a Chance to Attend THE SIMPSONS 500th Episode Party in Los Angeles

Visit www.fox.com/boost to Enter Sweepstakes

THE SIMPSONS 500th Episode Airs Sunday, February 19, on FOX

Fans of THE SIMPSONS will have more reason to celebrate the historic 500th episode of the longest-running scripted television show in history. FOX and Boost Mobile have launched THE SIMPSONS 500th SWEEPSTAKES, which will award one winner and his/her guest a round trip ticket to Los Angeles and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend THE SIMPSONS 500th Episode Party on Monday, Feb. 13. The winner will also receive a brand new Boost Mobile phone and phone service for three months courtesy of Boost Mobile.

Between now and 5:59 PM PT on Monday, Feb. 6, fans can enter THE SIMPSONS 500th SWEEPSTAKES brought to you by Boost Mobile online by logging on to http://www.fox.com/boost. At the end of the sweepstakes, one lucky fan will be chosen to win the trip for two to Los Angeles to attend THE SIMPSONS‘ star-studded 500th episode celebration event on Monday, Feb. 13. The sweepstakes is open to everyone 18 years of age and over. No purchase is necessary. Please visit http://www.fox.com/boost for official rules and prize information.

THE SIMPSONS‘ milestone 500th episode, “At Long Last Leave,” airs Sunday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In the episode, the Simpsons are evicted from Springfield and join an off-the-grid community outside of town. But when Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) and Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) try to sneak back into Springfield, they are welcomed with hostility from their former friends and neighbors and begin to appreciate their new and more accepting home.

THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the executive producers. Film Roman, a Starz Media Company, is the animation house.

Visit THE SIMPSONS website at www.thesimpsons.com. Become a fan of the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thesimpsons and follow Homer Simpson @HomerJSimpson. Shop THE SIMPSONS at www.TheSimpsonsShop.com.

About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s award-winning prepaid brands, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage no-contract service, where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, email and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Sprint Nationwide Network, reaching more than 278 million people, and on the Nextel National Network, reaching more than 278 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from LG, Motorola, Research In Motion (RIM), Samsung, Sanyo and ZTE, ranging from entry-level to

Android(TM) smartphone devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Family Dollar, Walgreens and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost(R) cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at http://www.boostmobile.com.
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via Fox Press Release

FRINGE: Back to Where You’ve Never Been Photos S04 E08

In an effort to find a way home, Peter journeys to the Other Side to confront Walternate. His venture proves more dangerous than expected. Meanwhile, Olivia receives a dire premonition from an Observer in the all-new “Back to Where You’ve Never Been” Winter Premiere episode of FRINGE airing Friday, Jan. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

ALCATRAZ will Premiere on Fox on Monday, January 16

Alcatraz  ̶  Series Premiere MON 8/7c JAN 16

From executive producer J.J. Abrams (FRINGE, “Lost,” “Star Trek” and the upcoming “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Super 8”) and writer and executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff (“Lost,” “Deadwood”) comes ALCATRAZ, the chilling new thriller centered on America’s most infamous prison and one-time home to the nation’s most notorious murderers, rapists, kidnappers and thieves.

When San Francisco Police Department DET. REBECCA MADSEN (Sarah Jones, “Sons of Anarchy”) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: JACK SYLVANE (guest star Jeffrey Pierce, “The Nine”), a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, RAY ARCHER (Robert Forster, “Jackie Brown”), were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent EMERSON HAUSER (Sam Neill, “Jurassic Park”) tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed. Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast, DR. DIEGO “DOC” SOTO (Jorge Garcia, “Lost”), to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The twosome discovers that Sylvane is not only alive, but he’s loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake. And strangely, he hasn’t aged a day since he was in Alcatraz, when the prison was ruled by the iron-fisted WARDEN EDWIN JAMES (Jonny Coyne, “Undercovers”) and the merciless ASSOCIATE WARDEN E.B. TILLER (Jason Butler Harner, “The Changeling”).

Madsen and Soto reluctantly team with Agent Hauser and his technician, LUCY BANERJEE (Parminder Nagra, “ER”), to stop Sylvane’s vengeful killing spree. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca’s own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane won’t be the last prisoner to reappear from Alcatraz.

Through the course of the investigation, Madsen and Soto will learn that Agent Hauser has known about the prison’s secret history and has been awaiting the prisoners’ return. Soto will witness his life’s work – the history of Alcatraz – come alive. Madsen will be forced to keep her supportive San Francisco cop fiancé, JIMMY DICKENS (Santiago Cabrera, “Heroes”), at arm’s length from the highly classified assignment as she sees everything she thought she knew about her family’s past shattered, all while fighting to keep the country safe from history’s most dangerous criminals.

ALCATRAZ is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk (FRINGE) and Elizabeth Sarnoff. Steven Lilien (“Kyle XY”) & Bryan Wynbrandt (“Kyle XY”) and Sarnoff wrote the pilot, and Danny Cannon (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: Miami”) directed and executive-produced the pilot.

via Fox Press Release

FOX Wins Three Weeks Straight and Remains Only Network to Gain in Both Ratings and Viewers

FOX earned its third consecutive weekly victory last week and remains the only broadcast network to post a year-over-year gain among both Adults 18-49 (+16%) and Total Viewers (+18%). Averaging a 3.9/11 rating for the week, FOX widened its lead as this fall’s No. 1 network among Adults 18-49 outperformed the No. 2 network (CBS) by +39% — more than a full rating point advantage.

With an astounding seven-game 2011 MLB WORLD SERIES, THE X FACTOR‘s very first live performance show and the scarily strong 22nd installment of THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR, FOX also won the week among Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

Key weekly highlights include:

  • The first THE X FACTOR live performance show gave FOX the Tuesday win and posted the highest-rated Tuesday night on any network so far this season.
  • THE X FACTOR delivered a 4.4/12 among Adults 18-49, up +13% in the core adult demo and up +16% in Total Viewers versus the previous Tuesday.
  • THE X FACTOR tied its series premiere rating among Adults 18-49 and was the No. 1 program of the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.
  • THE X FACTOR grew +32% in the core adult demo from its first half hour to its last.
  • Game 7 of the 2011 MLB WORLD SERIES drew 25.4 million viewers and is the highest-rated, most-watched game since 2004, when the Boston Red Sox ended their historic World Series drought in Game 4 with 28.8 million viewers.
  • Game 7 was FOX‘s single most watched Friday night program in FOX history and gave the network its highest-rated Friday night in more than 15 years among Adults 18-49 (since 10/11/96).
  • The complete 2011 MLB WORLD SERIES on FOX averaged 16.6 million viewers, up an impressive +19% over last year’s 14.3 million viewers. In addition, the 2011 MLB WORLD SERIES posted year-to-year double-digit increases across all key male and adult categories: Men 12-17 (+30%); Men 18-34 (+24%), Men 18-49 (+17%); Men 25-54 (+16%); Adults 18-34 (+27%); Adults 18-49 (+23%); and Adults 25-54 (+21%).
  • FOX closed the week on Sunday with THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XXII, which posted a 4.0/10 among Adults 18-49 — up +8% from last year’s ‘Treehouse of Horror‘ episode (3.7/9 on 11/7/10). In addition, THE SIMPSONS gained +33% week over week and achieved its highest rated telecast in almost 10 months among Adults 18-49 (since 1/9/11).

Weekly Program Rankers

FOX had 5 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: WORLD SERIES GAME 7 (No. 2), WORLD SERIES GAME 6 (No. 3), THE X FACTOR-TUE SP (No. 8), WORLD SERIES GAME 5 (No. 10) and THE SIMPSONS (No. 14).

FOX had 8 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: WORLD SERIES GAME 7 (No. 2), WORLD SERIES GAME 6 (No. 3), SIMPSONS (No. 4), FAMILY GUY (No. 5), WORLD SERIES GAME 5 (No. 9), THE X FACTOR TUE SP (No. 11), ALLEN GREGORY (No. 18 tie), and THE SIMPSONS 730P SP (No. 18 tie).

FOX had 9 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: WORLD SERIES GAME 7 (No. 2), THE SIMPSONS (No. 3), THE X FACTOR TUE (No. 4 tie), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 4 tie), WORLD SERIES GAME 6 (No. 6), FAMILY GUY (No. 7), THE SIMPSONS 730P SP (No. 11), ALLEN GREGORY (No. 12), and WORLD SERIES GAME 5 (No. 19).

FOX had 4 of the Top 20 programs among Total Viewers: WORLD SERIES GAME 7 (No. 1), WORLD SERIES GAME 6 (No. 3), WORLD SERIES GAME 5 (No. 10), and THE X FACTOR TUE SP (No. 14).

Nightly and Program Highlights – October 24 – 30, 2011

MONDAY

7:30-8:02 WORLD SERIES PRE-GAME 5 (S): (Adults 18-49: 1.3/5, 4.6 Mil Total Viewers)

8:02-11:40 WORLD SERIES GAME 5 (S): (Adults 18-49: 4.2/11, 14.3 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-11:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 3.9/10, 13.5 Mil Total Viewers

From 8:02-11:40p the MLB WORLD SERIES GAME 5: ST. LOUIS at TEXAS (S) posted a 4.2/11 among Adults 18-49. FOX ranked #2 for the night among Adults 18-49 and #1 among Adults 18-34 and all key male demos.

TUESDAY

8:00-10:30 THE X FACTOR-TUE SP (S): (Adults 18-49: 4.4/12, 12.1 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Teens and posted the highest rated Tuesday on any network so far this season among Adults 18-49.

THE X FACTOR posted a 4.4/12 among Adults 18-49, up +13% from last Tuesday (3.9/10) and up +16% in Total Viewers (12.1 vs. 10.4 Mil.)

THE X FACTOR posted its highest Adults 18-49 rating since its debut on 9/21/11 (4.4/12) and its highest Adults 25-54 rating ever (5.2/12).

From its first half hour to its last THE X FACTOR grew +32% in Adults 18-49 (half hours: 3.7 > 4.2 > 4.5 > 4.5 > 4.9).

THE X FACTOR was the No. 1 program of the night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 GLEE (RS): (Adults 18-49: 0.7/2, 2.5 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-10:00 GLEE (RS): (Adults 18-49: 0.7/2, 2.2 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 0.7/2, 2.4 Mil Total Viewers

Airing in place of a rained-out MLB World Series Game 6, encores of GLEE posted a 0.7/2 in both the 8p and 9p hours. FOX ranked #4 (tie) for the night in Adults 18-49.

THURSDAY

7:30-8:02 WORLD SERIES PRE-GAME 6 (S): (Adults 18-49: 1.7/6, 5.8 Mil Total Viewers)

8:02-12:43 WORLD SERIES GAME 6 (S): (Adults 18-49: 6.5/18, 21.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-11:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 5.6/15, 19.3 Mil Total Viewers

From 8:02p-12:43a the MLB WORLD SERIES GAME 6: TEXAS at ST. LOUIS (S) posted a 6.5/18 among Adults 18-49. FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34/25-54 and Teens.

FRIDAY

7:30-8:02 WORLD SERIES PRE-GAME 7 (S): (Adults 18-49: 2.1/8, 7.0 Mil Total Viewers)

8:02-11:29 WORLD SERIES GAME 7 (S): (Adults 18-49: 7.4/22, 25.4 Mil Total Viewers)

8:00-11:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 7.1/22, 24.9 Mil Total Viewers

From 8:02-11:29p the MLB WORLD SERIES GAME 7: TEXAS at ST. LOUIS (S) posted a 7.4/22 among Adults 18-49. FOX won the night among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34/25-54 and Teens.

FOX posted its highest rated Friday night in over 15 years among Adults 18-49 (since 10/11/96) and highest ever among Total Viewers.

SATURDAY

8:00-10:00 AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (S): (Adults 18-49: 1.5/5, 4.3 Mil Total Viewers)

A special AMERICA’S MOST WANTED led FOX to a #2 rank among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Total Viewers.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 THE CLEVELAND SHOW (R): (A18 49: 1.2/3, 2.7 Mil Total Viewers)

7:30-7:59 THE SIMPSONS (RS): (A18 49: 2.5/7, 5.5 Mil Total Viewers)

7:59-8:30 THE SIMPSONS: (A18 49: 4.0/10, 8.1 Mil Total Viewers)

8:30-9:00 ALLEN GREGORY (P): (A18 49: 2.4/6, 4.8 Mil Total Viewers)

9:00-9:30 FAMILY GUY: (A18 49: 3.2/7, 6.0 Mil Total Viewers)

9:30-10:00 THE CLEVELAND SHOW: (A18 49: 2.4/5, 4.7 Mil Total Viewers)

7:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 2.6/6, 5.3 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked #3 for the night in Adults 18-49 and #2 in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

At 8p THE SIMPSONS’ TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XXII posted a 4.0/10 in Adults 18-49, up +33% from its performance four weeks ago (10/2/11, 3.0/8) and up +8% from last year’s ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episode (3.7/9 on 11/7/10).

THE SIMPSONS achieved its highest rated telecast in almost 10 months among Adults 18-49 (since 1/9/11).

THE SIMPSONS ranked #2 in the 8p half hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and #1 in Teens and outperformed week two of ABC’s Once Upon A Time in head to head competition in the 8p half-hour by +5% (4.0 vs. 3.8)

The series debut of ALLEN GREGORY posted a 2.4/6 in Adults 18-49.

At 9p FAMILY GUY posted a 3.2/7 in Adults 18-49 and ranked #2 in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

THE CLEVELAND SHOW at 9:30p posted 2.4/5 in Adults 18-49 and ranked #2 in the 9:30p half-hour in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

In the 7p hour encores of THE CLEVELAND SHOW and THE SIMPSONS posted 1.2/3 and 2.5/7, respectively.

OCTOBER 24 – 30, 2011

TOTAL PRIMETIME

ADULTS 18 49 ADULTS 18 34 VIEWERS (Mil)

FOX 3.9/11 FOX 3.5/11 FOX 12.6

ABC 2.5/7 ABC 1.8/6 ABC 8.9

CBS 2.8/8 CBS 1.7/5 CBS 11.0

NBC 2.3/6 NBC 2.0/6 NBC 6.5

11/12 FOX Programs: Live + 7 in Adults 18-49

Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 10/16/11) among Adults 18-49:

11/12 Season thru 10/16 Live+Same Day Adults 18-49 Live + 7 Adults 18-49 % Change
HOUSE 3.3/8 4.3/10 +30%
TERRA NOVA 3.0/7 4.1/10 +37%
GLEE 3.8/11 5.0/14 +32%
NEW GIRL 4.5/11 6.0/15 +33%
RAISING HOPE 2.9/7 3.8/9 +31%
THE X FACTOR- Wed 4.2/11 4.8/13 +14%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 4.0/11 4.6/13 +15%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 1.6/6 2.0/7 +25%
FRINGE 1.3/4 2.1/6 +62%
THE SIMPSONS 3.4/9 3.9/10 +15%
THE CLEVELAND SHOW 2.9/7 3.2/8 +10%
FAMILY GUY 3.8/9 4.7/11 +24%
AMERICAN DAD 2.9/6 3.3/7 +14%

11/12 FOX Programs: Live +7 in Total Viewers

Live+Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (available through 10/16/11) among Total Viewers:

11/12 Season thru 10/16 Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.) Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.) % Change
HOUSE 8.3 10.6 +28%
TERRA NOVA 8.5 11.3 +33%
GLEE 8.7 11.6 +33%
NEW GIRL 9.4 12.2 +30%
RAISING HOPE 6.4 8.0 +25%
THE X FACTOR- Wed 12.1 13.7 +13%
THE X FACTOR- Thu 11.9 13.4 +13%
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 3.9 4.7 +21%
FRINGE 3.2 4.8 +50%
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via Fox Press Release

Avatar Themed Attraction to Open at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom In 2016

:: Yes, this is an older press release (about a month ago), but it was news to me! So I’m posting it for those that missed it as well… ::

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide is joining forces with visionary filmmaker James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the world of AVATAR to life at Disney parks. Through an exclusive agreement announced today by Disney, Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox, Disney will partner with Cameron and producing partner Jon Landau to create themed lands that will give theme park guests the opportunity to explore the mysterious universe of AVATAR first hand. Disney plans to build the first AVATAR themed land at Walt Disney World, within the Animal Kingdom park. With its emphasis on living in harmony with nature, Animal Kingdom is a natural fit for the AVATAR stories, which share the same philosophy. Construction is expected to begin by 2013.

“James Cameron is a groundbreaking filmmaker and gifted storyteller who shares our passion for creativity, technological innovation and delivering the best experience possible,” said Robert A. Iger, President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “With this agreement, we have the extraordinary opportunity to combine James’ talent and vision with the imagination and expertise of Disney.”

“AVATAR created a world which audiences can discover again and again and now, through this incredible partnership with Disney, we’ll be able to bring Pandora to life like never before. With two new AVATAR films currently in development, we’ll have even more locations, characters and stories to explore,” said James Cameron. ”I’m chomping at the bit to start work with Disney’s legendary Imagineers to bring our AVATAR universe to life. Our goal is to go beyond current boundaries of technical innovation and experiential storytelling, and give park goers the chance to see, hear, and touch the world of AVATAR with an unprecedented sense of reality.”

The agreement announced today gives The Walt Disney Company exclusive global theme park rights to the AVATAR franchise and provides for additional AVATAR themed lands at other Disney parks. The other locations will be determined by Disney and its international theme park partners. James Cameron, Jon Landau and their Lightstorm Entertainment group will serve as creative consultants on the projects and will partner with Walt Disney Imagineering in the design and development of the AVATAR themed lands.

“This exciting new venture combines the world of AVATAR with the enormous reach of Disney and the incomparable talent of Jim Cameron,” commented Fox Filmed Entertainment chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman. “While Jim is bringing audiences further into Pandora with the next two chapters in the AVATAR motion picture saga, the theme park attraction will likewise bring a new dimension to the amazing universe he created.”

“AVATAR is a uniquely powerful franchise that has global appeal with audiences of all ages. Its spectacular settings, intriguing characters, imaginative creatures, and strong themes of family and loyalty make it a perfect fit for Disney,” said Thomas O. Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We can’t wait to give our guests the ability to journey to Pandora and explore the incredible immersive world of AVATAR in person.”

In addition to setting a global box office record, AVATAR has been hailed as one of the most innovative and visually stunning movies ever produced. With its advanced motion capture and 3-D digital projection technologies developed by James Cameron and his team, moviegoers were able to connect with the world of AVATAR in new and engaging ways.

This new venture complements Walt Disney Parks & Resorts’ strategic efforts to continue to invest in its core theme park businesses around the world while simultaneously expanding into other parts of the family vacation business.

via Disney Press Release

The following are some questions that were asked by people regarding the AVATAR at Disney Parks announcement.

1) TIMING

Any idea when the experience will be open to guests?
We’ve just begun the design phase on our Animal Kingdom project and we expect to begin construction in 2013. From start to finish, a project of this size and scope takes about 5 years to design and build. We can’t give you an exact date but we know that when it’s complete, it’s going to be a truly unforgettable experience.

 2) IS THIS A PARK EXPANSION OR WILL “LAND” REPLACE SOMETHING?

Will it replace any existing attractions in Animal Kingdom, or will it be built in a new parcel of land within the park’s boundaries?
We’re just beginning the Blue Sky process so I don’t have much to share about how we are going to execute our vision for our first AVATAR land but we’re focused on this being an important addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I look forward to sharing more details as our plans progress.

 3) SPECIFIC ATTRACTIONS

What types of attractions will be in AVATAR land?
While we’re still in the very early stages of design and planning, we expect this land to be anchored by multiple attractions, entertainment, merchandise locations, restaurants and other immersive elements. Our AVATAR lands will give guests the chance to see, hear and touch the world of Pandora and we can’t wait to dive in with James Cameron and his team as we create new experiences that will delight and thrill our guests.

 4) FILM IS PG-13, HOW DOES THIS MATCH W/FAMILY-FRIENDLY PARK?

Is AVATAR a good fit for a family-friendly brand like Disney.
At its core, AVATAR is a film that embraces strong, positive themes of family, loyalty, living in harmony with nature and belief in oneself – all values that we share at The Walt Disney Company. You can be sure that these are the same themes that we will explore throughout our AVATAR lands. They will be places where friends and families can spend time together getting lost in a fantasy world, one of the true hallmarks of any Disney theme park experience. And with two sequels in the works, we feel this is a creative property whose potential is limitless.

 5) AVATAR AT OTHER DISNEY PARKS?

Will there be AVATAR experiences in parks/sites other than Disney’s Animal Kingdom?
The only land we are announcing today is at Walt Disney World Resort but AVATAR is a possibility at any of our other locations. The first film AVATAR is a franchise with massive global appeal and its success at the box office both inside and outside of the U.S. – I should also note that as we determine our future locations, we look forward to working with our international theme park partners as our plans evolve.

 6) ATTRACTION THEMING

How does AVATAR fit in with the Disney theme? More specifically, how does it fit in with the Animal Kingdom?
AVATAR is a uniquely powerful franchise that has global appeal with audiences of all ages. With its spectacular settings, intriguing characters, imaginative creatures and strong themes of family and loyalty, it’s a great fit for the Disney brand and our parks.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the perfect place for our first AVATAR land because at its core, the park gives guests the opportunity to experience the worlds of animals and nature – real and mythical – in whole new ways. With AVATAR, we’ve found the perfect opportunity to let our guests explore one of the most compelling mythical worlds ever conceived. Animal Kingdom also celebrates adventure, living in harmony with nature and environmental stewardship – themes that are deeply rooted in the story of AVATAR.

 7) WHY BUY SOMEONE ELSE’S IDEA INSTEAD OF LETTING WDI COME UP WITH SOMETHING?

Why we would choose to collaborate with an outside partner rather than use our own Disney characters and stories to expand the parks. We are as committed as ever to creating attractions and entertainment around favorite Disney characters and stories – with Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park and our expansion of Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park being two great examples. At the same time, we like to look beyond our own walls at non-Disney properties, like STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES, creating some of our most popular attractions. At the end of the day, we are focused on creating a great experience for our guests and I truly believe that this unique partnership with James Cameron and AVATAR gives us an entire world of imaginative creatures, fascinating locations and intriguing characters with which to do that.

via Disney Blog

FRINGE Season 4 Promo Photos

The Fringe team returns in the FRINGE Season Four premiere airing Friday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Pictured L-R: Jasika Nicole, Lance Reddick, John Noble, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Blair Brown and Seth Gabel. CR: Andrew Matusik/FOX