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[05/29/13 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Still on Top for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, may 28, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (6.576 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was still the top draw on Tuesday with its mix of a "The Voice" (6.378 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) recap followed by a new "The Voice" (10.437 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) and a rebroadcast of "The Office" (2.912 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) finale.

FOX (4.958 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then was a closed second with its summer mainstay "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.958 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

Next up was ABC (5.293 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the return of "Extreme Weight Loss" (4.214 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) followed by the de facto series finale of "Body of Proof" (7.449 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.272 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up encores of "NCIS" (8.641 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.186 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) followed by the debut of "Brooklyn DA" (4.990 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (0.890 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.470 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (0.680 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Model" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-3.23% - The Voice
-5.26% - So You Think You Can Dance
-14.29% - Body of Proof (vs. 5/14/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. New Girl (Repeats))
-4.00% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Cougar Town/20/20)
-7.69% - Body of Proof (vs. 20/20)
-18.92% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent)
-28.57% - Brooklyn DA (vs. 48 Hours Mystery (Repeat))

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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.

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

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "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 0.1/1 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 (5/29/12):

NBC (6.18 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the top draw on Memorial Day with new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (10.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), "American Ninja Warrior" (5.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and a repeat of "Grimm" (2.78 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

The silver then went to ABC (5.23 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with a new "The Bachelorette" (5.73 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) followed by a repeat of "Castle" (4.21 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Next up was CBS (5.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its all-repeat mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.83 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "2 Broke Girls" (4.20 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Two and a Half Men" (5.86 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Mike & Molly" (5.49 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.51 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.42 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "House" (2.30 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and another "House" (2.55 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Gossip Girl" (0.56 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Hart of Dixie" (0.80 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.68 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Dixie" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-12.90% - America's Got Talent
-16.67% - American Ninja Warrior
-25.00% - The Bachelorette

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. Minute to Win It (Repeat))
+81.82% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
-14.29% - The Bachelorette

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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