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[07/18/13 - 08:35 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Tops Viewers, Demos for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, july 17, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (7.731 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to a rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent" (7.681 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) followed by new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (11.002 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "Camp" (4.511 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

FOX (4.391 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then snagged the silver with a rebroadcast of "MasterChef" (3.233 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) alongside a new "MasterChef" (5.549 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.744 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with a new "Big Brother 15" (6.306 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) alongside repeats of "Criminal Minds" (4.862 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.066 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.677 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up second runs of "The Middle" (3.160 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Suburgatory" (2.302 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13), "Modern Family" (2.622 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "The Neighbors" (2.064 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) plus a new "The Lookout" (2.958 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.989 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and "Supernatural" (0.827 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (0.908 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Lookout
+5.00% - Big Brother 15
+3.70% - America's Got Talent
-4.55% - MasterChef
-6.67% - Camp

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+47.37% - America's Got Talent
+27.27% - Camp (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+16.67% - MasterChef (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+10.53% - Big Brother 15
-33.33% - The Lookout (vs. Final Witness)

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (1.3/4 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" (0.5/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/18/12):

FOX (5.08 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo winner on Wednesday thanks to a new two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.08 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3).

CBS (5.40 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "Big Brother 14" (5.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.07 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.53 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Next up was NBC (5.22 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a new "America's Got Talent" (7.48 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) bookended by repeats of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.67 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Up All Night" (2.85 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.44 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.91 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (3.88 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "Suburgatory" (3.20 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Modern Family" (3.97 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), another "Modern Family" (3.99 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) plus a new "Final Witness" (4.21 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.92 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and another "America's Next Top Model" (0.88 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (0.90 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Final Witness
0.00% - America's Got Talent
-5.26% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Final Witness (vs. Primetime Nightline)
-5.26% - So You Think You Can Dance
-24.00% - Big Brother 14
-26.92% - 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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "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) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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