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[07/17/13 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Pulls in Front with MLB All-Star Game
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, july 16, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (10.283 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) pulled in front on Tuesday with its coverage of the "MLB All-Star Game" (10.258 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1). Leading into the telecast was a half-hour "MLB All-Star Game Pre-Game" (10.356 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2). Said numbers were on par with last year's event (9.99 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.9 on 7/10/12).

NBC (7.896 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with a rebroadcast of "Hollywood Game Night" (4.032 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) followed by a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (9.828 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3).

Next up was CBS (6.526 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and its encore lineup of "NCIS" (8.625 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.071 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Person of Interest" (4.882 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.291 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) offered up an original "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.450 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and a repeat "Body of Proof" (2.973 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.898 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) got a boost from the premiere of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.860 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), a second "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.948 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) plus the debut of "Perfect Score" (0.982 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a second "Perfect Score" (0.801 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 1.1 and a 1.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Score" a 0.5 and 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Extreme Weight Loss

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 8:30
+175.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 8:00
+28.21% - America's Got Talent
+33.33% - Perfect Score - 9:00
+21.46% - MLB All-Star Game
+16.67% - MLB All-Star Game Pre-Game
0.00% - Perfect Score - 9:30
-4.35% - Extreme Weight Loss

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/17/12):

FOX (6.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday thanks to fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.99 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "MasterChef" (6.14 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2).

The silver then went to NBC (8.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) with a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (10.10 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and the penultimate week of "Love in the Wild" (4.40 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Next up was ABC (4.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its original lineup of "Wipeout" (4.64 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), "Trust Us With Your Life" (1.36 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), another "Trust Us With Your Life" (1.31 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "NY Med" (4.75 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its repeat mix of "NCIS" (7.24 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.78 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "Person of Interest" (5.54 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.81 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.96 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and the season premiere of "The L.A. Complex" (0.66 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+26.32% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 7/3/12)
+25.00% - MasterChef (vs. 7/3/12)
0.00% - Love in the Wild
0.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. 5/29/12)
-3.70% - America's Got Talent
-6.67% - Wipeout
-8.33% - NY Med
-18.18% - Trust Us With Your Life

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

+50.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Shedding for the Wedding (Repeat))
+37.50% - NY Med (vs. Combat Hospital)
+13.64% - MasterChef
+1.96% - America's Got Talent (vs. It's Worth What?/America's Got Talent)
-4.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-12.50% - Wipeout (vs. Wipeout (Repeat))
-40.00% - Trust Us With Your Life (vs. 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show)
-60.61% - Love in the Wild (vs. America's Got Talent)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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