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[06/29/11 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Voice," "Got Talent" Still Unstoppable
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, june 28, 2011)

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

NBC (12.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) continued its winning ways on Tuesday with a new "America's Got Talent" (12.04 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and the penultimate episode of "The Voice" (12.55 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1).

ABC (5.14 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed a distant second place with a special "Wipeout" (5.52 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3) followed by week two of "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" (5.27 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3) and "Combat Hospital" (4.61 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Next up was FOX (3.20 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a new "Masterchef" (4.22 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5) alongside repeats of "Raising Hope" (2.15 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and another "Raising Hope" (2.19 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.00 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (8.21 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "The Good Wife" (4.82 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "One Tree Hill" (0.66 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Hellcats" (0.63 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): The Voice (0.00%), America's Got Talent (0.00%), 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (-5.30%), Masterchef (-5.60%), Combat Hospital (-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," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) 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 delayed by Wimbledon coverage and a 0.3/3 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 (6/29/10):

ABC (8.11 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (9.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) and "True Beauty" (5.52 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5).

Second place then went to CBS (6.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with its usual mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.95 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8), "Rules of Engagement" (5.19 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), "Two and a Half Men" (8.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "The Big Bang Theory" (8.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2) and "CSI: Miami" (7.10 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

Next up was FOX (5.19 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with fresh installments of "Lie to Me" (6.10 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and "The Good Guys" (4.28 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.72 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up its revised lineup of "Persons Unknown" (2.90 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "Last Comic Standing" (3.78 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and a second "Last Comic Standing" (4.48 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.81 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.58 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (0.70 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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