World’s Funniest Fails

On Friday 1/16/15, FOX’s new 8pm time slot show ‘World’s Funniest Fails’ debuted. While the show’s season premiere rating wasn’t stellar, it did in fact improve the networks average for that time slot beating out the previous reality show FOX put in the time slot, Riot. According to ‘’ World’s Funniest Fails was also “the highest rated entertainment program for FOX in the Friday 8PM to 9PM hour in the last nine months (since an episode of Kitchen Nightmares in April 2014) among Adults 18 – 49.” While the show is directed more towards the teenage demographic we see through the initial ratings that it definitely holds some value in the 18-49 demographic. With a debut rating of 1.0 along with 3.3 million viewers, World’s Funniest Fails isn’t off to as bad of a start as people would think for a comedy series in the death slot of entertainment television.