FOX Gets More 'Smarter'
Following two wildly successful post-
Tuesday (Feb. 27) night's series premiere -- in which host
In addition, the first night of "5th Grader" retained 93 percent of its "American Idol" lead-in among adults 18-49 and 88 percent in total viewers, both post-"Idol" records. The second night dipped somewhat, but FOX would gladly take an 83 percent "Idol" retention among young adults and 79 percent in total viewers.
FOX is giving "5th Grader" its first Thursday airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET after an "Idol" results show and it will stay in the same time period next week, before going to 8 p.m. on Thursdays for March 15 and 22. The extended run will keep "5th Grader" at 8 p.m. on Thursdays for March 29 and April 5th, 12th and 19th.