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[07/20/12 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Again With "Big Bang," "Big Brother"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, july 19, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (6.53 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was Thursday's top draw in total viewers and demos thanks to its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.89 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (7.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Big Brother 14" (6.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Person of Interest" (5.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

ABC (4.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with the season finale of "Duets" (4.48 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) followed by originals from "Wipeout" (5.04 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Rookie Blue" (4.99 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

Next up was FOX (2.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with the penultimate week of "Take Me Out" (3.13 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) alongside repeats of "New Girl" (2.41 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and a second "New Girl" (2.25 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.73 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) was out of the hunt with repeats of "The Office" (2.01 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Parks & Recreation" (1.62 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) followed by new episodes of "Saving Hope" (2.99 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.39 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.74 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "The L.A. Complex" (0.53 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (0.64 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Take Me Out
0.00% - Saving Hope
-5.88% - Wipeout
-10.00% - Duets
-15.38% - Big Brother 14
-41.67% - Rock Center With Brian Williams

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Wipeout (vs. Expedition Impossible)
+16.67% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Love Bites)
-12.00% - Big Brother 14
-25.00% - Take Me Out (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-41.18% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/30 Rock (Repeat))
-50.00% - Duets (vs. Wipeout)

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," 1.9/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 1.0/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

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" (0.9/3). 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 0.7/3 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/21/11):

CBS (6.25 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the network to beat with its combination of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.31 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Rules of Engagement" (5.03 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Big Brother 13" (6.73 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "The Mentalist" (6.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

A silver medal then went to ABC (5.48 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with fresh installments of "Wipeout" (6.49 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Expedition Impossible" (4.62 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Rookie Blue" (5.32 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Next up was FOX (3.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.09 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) alongside a repeat of "Glee" (2.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.04 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "Community" (2.10 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14), "Parks & Recreation" (1.93 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "The Office" (2.43 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "30 Rock" (2.26 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) plus the departing "Love Bites" (1.75 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.89 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Plain Jane" (0.82 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (0.86 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Big Brother 13 (8.7%), Wipeout (0.0%), So You Think You Can Dance (0.0%), Expedition Impossible (0.0%), Love Bites (0.0%), Rookie Blue (-14.3%).

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

In In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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