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[07/03/14 - 08:41 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NBC Share Top Demo Honors
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/2/14):

FOX (3.985 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) claimed top honors on Wednesday thanks to a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.985 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

NBC (6.019 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) then split the gold with a repeat of "America's Got Talent" (6.345 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and a new "Taxi Brooklyn" (5.367 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.478 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with its mix of "Big Brother 16" (5.609 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Under the Dome" (3.295 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.530 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.079 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (3.851 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "The Goldbergs" (3.220 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), "Modern Family" (3.534 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), another "The Goldbergs" (3.056 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Motive" (2.406 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (0.893 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "The 100" (0.738 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) closed out the evening over on The CW (0.815 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating while "100" posted a 0.3 rating.

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/3/13):

CBS (4.887 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Big Brother 15" (5.355 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "The American Baking Competition" (4.674 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) plus a repeat of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.633 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

NBC (4.334 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then snagged the silver with rebroadcasts of "America's Got Talent" (5.153 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "Chicago Fire" (2.696 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.700 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) offered up repeats of "MasterChef" (2.781 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and another "MasterChef" (2.619 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was ABC (2.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and its mix of "The Middle" (3.123 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Family Tools" (2.381 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Modern Family" (3.003 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "The Neighbors" (2.634 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Lookout" (3.052 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Arrow" (1.011 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Supernatural" (0.837 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.924 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The American Baking Competition
-14.29% - Family Tools
-22.22% - The Lookout
-23.81% - Big Brother 15

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Big Brother 15 (vs. Dogs in the City (Repeat))
+71.43% - The American Baking Competition (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
0.00% - Family Tools (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
0.00% - The Lookout (vs. Final Witness)

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," 2.2/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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