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[09/05/12 - 09:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos With "MasterChef," "Hell's Kitchen"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, september 4, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (6.27 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday thanks to the penultimate weeks of "Hell's Kitchen" (6.05 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "MasterChef" (6.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

NBC (7.51 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was the most-watched network with a two-hour "America's Got Talent" (8.60 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) followed by an "NBC News Special" (5.33 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (7.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and its "CBS News Special" (3.22 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.69 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up second runs of "The Middle" (3.73 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Last Man Standing" (2.95 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Happy Endings" (2.35 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (1.92 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and an "ABC News Special" (2.59 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, encores of "Hart of Dixie" (0.82 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "The Next" (0.47 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.64 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.5 rating while "The Next" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-3.57% - MasterChef
-4.17% - America's Got Talent
-16.67% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 8/27/12)

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

+237.50% - MasterChef (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+212.50% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+15.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. It's Worth What?/America's Got Talent)

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," 2.4/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.5/4; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.4/6; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/5 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" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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 (9/6/11):

NBC (9.19 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with the penultimate weeks of "It's Worth What?" (4.71 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and "America's Got Talent" (11.43 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

CBS (8.44 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (9.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and another "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.04 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

Next up was ABC (4.36 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a repeat of "Wipeout" (5.99 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) followed by the season finales of "Take the Money and Run" (3.85 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "Combat Hospital" (3.25 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) didn't get mark spark from its repeat mix of "Glee" (2.53 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Raising Hope" (2.32 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and another "Raising Hope" (2.15 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (1.03 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Shedding for the Wedding" (0.65 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) closed out the evening on The CW (0.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Take the Money and Run (0.0%), Combat Hospital (0.0%), America's Got Talent (-3.3%), It's Worth What? (-8.3%).

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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

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," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 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" (0.6/4 in 18-49)

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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