“Animal Control” Delivers FOX’s Most-Streamed Scripted Debut Ever

"Animal Control" Delivers FOX's Most-Streamed Scripted Debut Ever

Single Camera Comedy Starring Emmy Award Nominee Joel McHale Also Marks Most-Streamed Live-Action Comedy Telecast in FOX History

The Thursday, February 16, world premiere of FOX’s all new single-camera comedy Animal Control, starring Emmy Award nominee Joel McHale, launched as the network’s most-streamed scripted debut ever in Live + 3 Day ratings. Posting 4.5 million multi-platform viewers, a lift of +114% from Live + Same Day, Animal Control registered 1.3 million streaming viewers on Hulu and FOX NOW. Wholly owned by FOX Entertainment, Animal Control also marks FOX’s most-streamed live-action comedy ever, outpacing the 2015 launch of The Last Man on Earth, while also marking FOXs most-watched comedy telecast since the 2021 series finale of Last Man Standing.

Animal Control’s full L3 highlights include:

• Premiere (across 3-day viewing):
• 4.5 million Multiplatform Viewers
•1.3 million Streaming Total Viewers
• 3.1 million P2+
• 0.5 Live + 3 Day among Adults 18-49

• Animal Control was FOX’s most-streamed scripted debut in network history.
• #1 Animal Control (1.35 million, 2/16/23)
• #2 9-1-1: Lone Star (1.30 million, 1/19/20)
• #3 The Last Man on Earth (1.22 million, 3/1/15)

• Animal Control is also FOX’s most-streamed live-action comedy telecast ever.
• #1 Animal Control (1.35 million, 2/16/23)
• #2 The Last Man on Earth (1.23 million, 3/22/15)
• #3 The Last Man on Earth (1.22 million, 3/1/15)

• Animal Control’s debut was FOX’s most-watched (3.1 million P2+) comedy telecast since the series finale of Last Man Standing (5/20/21, excluding post-NFL).


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