Welcome to the blog that always knows the time of year, be it summer, winter or a unique, logic defying amalgam of both - The Numbers Game! This is Volume 27 of the blog that breaks down the numbers of our favorite show.
Phineas and Ferb's 12th annual Family Christmas was one of the most successful outings yet, drawing 4.224 million viewers out of the cold to see it, a 44 percent increase from Thanksgiving weekend's "Ferb Latin". That figure checks in as the No. 7 rated new episode of Phineas and Ferb, and the 4th highest viewership this year. It was also good for No. 19 on the week's Cable Top 25, being the top animated program on the chart as well as the most-watched program outside of prime time.
"Family Christmas" registered a 2.9 household rating behind a 0.7 Adults 18-49 rating, two ticks (40 percent) higher than the previous episode. It also registered a strong performance among younger viewers, ranking No. 4 for the week among Kids 2-11 and 6-11 (coming behind two airings of Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! and the Austin & Ally premiere), and No. 7 in Tweens 9-14. The first 2011 airing of "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!" also made an appearance on the Kids 6-11 list, checking in at No. 8.
Speaking of "Christmas Vacation!", you'll have a couple of great opportunities to see it this week, today (December 19) during ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas, and on ABC proper this Friday, December 23 at 8:30PM Eastern (7:30 Central). As for The Numbers Game, we'll be compiling all the numbers for the 3rd Annual Year In Review Spectacular, coming to the New Year's Day pages of the Tri-State Gazette. Until then, Merry Christmas to all, follow @RyanStoppable on Twitter, and to all a good night.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Friday Cable Ratings: 'Gold Rush' Keeps Rising, Leads Night; 'For Better Or Worse' Falls Hard + 'Hairy Bikers,' 'Flying Wild' & More (December 5, 2011)
- ↑ Generally defined as 8:00-11:00PM Eastern time.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Cable Top 25: Giants/Saints, 'Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!' Top Weekly Cable Viewing (December 6, 2011)
- ↑ Cynopsis: Kids! :: 12/09/11 (December 9, 2011)