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[06/27/12 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Once Again Share Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, june 26, 2012)

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

NBC (7.83 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) was the most-watched network on Tuesday thanks to its mix of the "U.S. Olympic Team Trials" (6.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "America's Got Talent" (11.52 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) and "Love in the Wild" (5.03 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

FOX (5.33 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) then shared the demo crown with fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.35 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T2) and "MasterChef" (5.32 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T2).

Next up was CBS (6.67 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.92 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.44 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.66 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.57 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its own repeat mix of "Last Man Standing" (3.65 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), another "Last Man Standing" (3.46 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (2.08 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, a new "The Catalina" (0.57 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and a repeat of "The L.A. Complex" (0.30 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.44 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Catalina" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Love in the Wild
+10.00% - MasterChef
+6.67% - America's Got Talent (vs. 6/12/12)
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-50.00% - The Catalina

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

+175.00% - MasterChef (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+29.41% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. MasterChef)
0.00% - The Catalina (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
-25.58% - America's Got Talent (vs. The Voice)
-40.63% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials (vs. America's Got Talent)
-62.79% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

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" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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 (6/28/11):

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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