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[06/15/11 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "AGT," "Voice" Crush the Competition
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, june 14, 2011)

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

NBC (12.14 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) coasted to victory on Tuesday with the latest installments of "America's Got Talent" (12.26 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) and "The Voice" (12.08 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1).

A distant silver then went to FOX (3.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with a new "Masterchef" (4.33 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) followed by repeats of "Raising Hope" (2.89 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and another "Raising Hope" (2.69 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Next up was CBS (7.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with encores of "NCIS" (8.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.08 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "The Good Wife" (5.19 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

ABC (3.61 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) likewise offered up its all-repeat lineup of "Wipeout" (3.48 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Body of Proof" (3.27 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and another "Body of Proof" (4.07 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.81 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) did the same with "One Tree Hill" (0.88 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Hellcats" (0.73 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): The Voice (0.00%), Masterchef (0.00%), America's Got Talent (-8.30%).

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," 2.7/6; and CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6. ABC's "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" were delayed by an NBA overrun.

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

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/15/10):

Coverage of the "NBA Finals, Game 6" (13.94 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) easily ABC (12.61 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) in the top spot on Tuesday. Leading into the broadcast were the usual pre-game specials "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" (10.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #T2) and "NBA Countdown" (9.16 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.4, #T2).

A distant silver then went to FOX (5.76 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) with a new "Hell's Kitchen" (5.29 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6) followed by a second episode of "Hell's Kitchen" (6.25 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T4).

Next up was NBC (6.69 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with new episodes of "Losing It With Jillian" (4.93 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10), "America's Got Talent" (10.32 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T4) and a repeat of "Last Comic Standing" (4.84 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (8.85 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7) and "The Good Wife" (7.12 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, second runs of "One Tree Hill" (0.85 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Life Unexpected" (0.65 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.75 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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