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[06/26/13 - 08:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Paves the Way for NBC Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, june 25, 2013)

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

NBC (8.009 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (9.967 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1). Leading off the night was a repeat of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.033 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) followed by an original "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.153 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

FOX (4.415 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then took home the silver with its weekly telecast of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.415 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.544 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with the return of "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.915 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) plus a repeat of "Body of Proof" (2.804 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.377 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (8.044 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.994 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Person of Interest" (5.093 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (0.830 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.646 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) on The CW (0.738 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Model" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. 6/4/13)
+14.29% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers (vs. 3/19/13)
-10.34% - America's Got Talent

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeats)/Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Repeat))
+8.33% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/Love in the Wild)
-27.27% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Hell's Kitchen/MasterChef)
-42.11% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers (vs. U.S. Olympic Team Trials)

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," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 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 (6/26/12):

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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