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From its humble beginnings, Fox has risen to dominate the broadcast networks, and they're celebrating their seventh year of doing just that. That means they've also broken their own record for most consecutive wins in broadcast history. In addition to earning the most viewers in the key demo (adults 18-49) for seven years running, Fox has also stayed on top with adults 18-34 for nine seasons, and teens 12-17 for eleven (and they say teenagers are fickle).
Though it was thanks greatly to American Idol's success, which was once again the number one series on television (#1 meaning most viewers in the key demographic of 18-49 year olds), there were a few other shows responsible for Fox's victory. Glee was the number one comedy amongst women and also earned the top spot for a scripted series amongst teenagers. Family Guy was the most popular comedy amongst men, while new series Raising Hope played well with young adults and teenagers, likely due to the Glee lead-in it had off and on throughout the season.
Their biggest achievement, however, might be winning Thursday nights for the first time in the network's history. By coming in number one for eighteen consecutive Thursdays, they did what no broadcast network has done in twelve years. With all those accomplishments, congratulations are certainly in order for what was once a spunky little upstart of a network.