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[09/11/13 - 08:23 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Continues Win Streak for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, september 10, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC carried the Presidential Address from 9:00-9:17 PM ET.]

NBC (7.832 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was of course the top draw on Tuesday with its mix of "Million Second Quiz" (5.811 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "NBC News Special/America's Got Talent" (8.167 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "America's Got Talent" (9.067 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

FOX (4.191 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with the season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.307 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "FOX News Special/So You Think You Can Dance" (4.045 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and the conclusion of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.107 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (7.089 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) with its lineup of "NCIS" (8.836 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "CBS News Special/NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.175 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "NCIS: Los Angeles/Person of Interest" (6.258 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Person of Interest" (4.950 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.615 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) continued its "Shark Tank" (4.722 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) stunt followed by "ABC News Special/The Bachelor's Funniest Moments" (4.335 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "The Bachelor's Funniest Moments" (2.201 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T17), "The Bachelor's Funniest Moments/20/20: Crazy, Stupid Luck" (2.641 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and "20/20: Crazy, Stupid Luck" (3.071 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.931 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.738 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T17) and a new "Capture" (0.991 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #19) closed out the evening over on The CW (1.412 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 0.8 and a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Capture
+7.69% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - America's Got Talent
-22.22% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 8/27/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+100.00% - Capture (vs. The Next (Repeat))
+60.00% - 20/20: Crazy, Stupid Luck (vs. Private Practice (Repeat))
-5.35% - America's Got Talent (vs. Go On/The New Normal/Parenthood)
-6.67% - So You Think You Can Dance
-61.54% - Million Second Quiz (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.5/7, delayed by Presidential address; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5, delayed by Presidential address.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4, delayed by Presidential address; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4, delayed by Presidential address.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," delayed by the Presidential address, averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households, delayed by Presidential address) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49, delayed by Presidential address) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by Presidential address and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/11/12):

NBC (8.39 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with the launch of its fall lineup of "The Voice" (11.30 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1), "Go On" (9.57 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "The New Normal" (7.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "Parenthood" (5.57 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

FOX (4.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then snagged the silver with its relocated "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.29 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

Next up was CBS (7.46 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.64 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Hawaii Five-0" (6.92 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.80 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

ABC (2.42 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) was likewise all second runs with its mix of "The Middle" (3.84 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Last Man Standing" (3.03 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Happy Endings" (2.28 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (1.94 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Private Practice" (1.72 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, encores of "Hart of Dixie" (0.70 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "The Next" (0.64 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) closed out the night for The CW (0.67 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating while "The Next" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. 9/5/12)
0.00% - The New Normal (vs. 9/10/12)
-46.88% - Go On (vs. 8/8/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+254.55% - The Voice
+66.67% - So You Think You Can Dance
-5.56% - Go On
-17.39% - Parenthood
-30.56% - The New Normal

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.6/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). 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 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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