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[06/20/12 - 08:38 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Reign With Game 4 of NBA Finals
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, june 19, 2012)

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

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for ABC are approximate.]

ABC (11.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was not surprisingly the network to beat on Tuesday with its coverage of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.94 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3), "NBA Countdown" (7.32 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 4" (13.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.0, #1).

FOX (5.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver with originals of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.29 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "MasterChef" (5.10 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

Next up was NBC (5.86 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with repeats of "America's Got Talent" (6.46 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), another "America's Got Talent" (6.99 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and a new "Love in the Wild" (4.13 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.13 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (8.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.43 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.77 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.85 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with a series high for "The Catalina" (0.99 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) followed by a repeat of "The L.A. Complex" (0.70 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Catalina" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Catalina
+13.64% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
+7.14% - NBA Finals, Game 4
+4.76% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - NBA Countdown
-4.76% - MasterChef
-18.75% - Love in the Wild

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

+287.10% - NBA Finals, Game 4 (vs. 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show/Combat Hospital)
+81.82% - MasterChef (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+64.71% - NBA Countdown (vs. Wipeout: Summer Sneak Peek)
+47.06% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. Wipeout: Summer Sneak Peek)
+22.22% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Masterchef)
0.00% - The Catalina (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
-69.77% - Love in the Wild (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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," (delayed by NBA Basketball); and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," (delayed by NBA Basketball).

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

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

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 (6/21/11):

NBC (11.86 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) towered over the competition on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (11.97 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and "The Voice" (11.81 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1).

ABC (5.38 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then took home the silver with its "Wipeout: Summer Sneak Peek" (5.33 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5) special followed by the premieres of "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" (5.55 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "Combat Hospital" (5.26 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Next up was FOX (3.30 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a new "Masterchef" (4.14 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) alongside repeats of "Raising Hope" (2.60 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and another "Raising Hope" (2.34 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.56 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (9.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.76 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "The Good Wife" (4.78 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.89 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) did the same with "One Tree Hill" (0.98 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Hellcats" (0.79 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): America's Got Talent (-3.00%), The Voice (-4.40%), Masterchef (-5.30%).

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; 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," 1.2/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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