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[08/14/13 - 08:21 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Tops Demos for Fourth Consecutive Week
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, august 13, 2013)

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

NBC (6.939 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) took home the demo crown for the fourth consecutive week on Tuesday thanks to a repeat of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.731 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (8.543 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

FOX (3.878 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then snagged the silver with its mainstay "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.878 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.348 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.548 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and a repeat of "Body of Proof" (2.948 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.011 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up second runs of "NCIS" (7.971 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.375 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Person of Interest" (4.688 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.190 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.852 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and a new "Capture" (0.790 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (1.406 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 0.7 and a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Capture
-4.00% - America's Got Talent
-8.33% - Extreme Weight Loss
-11.11% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+57.14% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. The Middle (Repeat)/Last Man Standing (Repeat)/Happy Endings (Repeat)/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (Repeat))
+50.00% - Capture (vs. The L.A. Complex)
+17.07% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/Stars Earn Stripes (Repeat))
-40.91% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Hotel Hell/MasterChef)

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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/14/12):

NBC (7.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was back in front on Tuesday with the return of "America's Got Talent" (9.82 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) followed by an encore of "Stars Earn Stripes" (3.99 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

FOX (5.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with night two of "Hotel Hell" (5.09 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) alongside the return of "MasterChef" (5.70 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (6.47 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.16 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.34 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "The Mentalist" (5.90 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.98 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) was out of the hunt with its mix of "The Middle" (3.24 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Last Man Standing" (2.74 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Happy Endings" (1.85 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (1.67 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) plus a new "NY Med" (4.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

And finally on The CW (0.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5), a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.77 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a new "The L.A. Complex" (0.53 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The L.A. Complex
+42.86% - NY Med
+3.85% - America's Got Talent (vs. 7/24/12)
-7.69% - MasterChef (vs. 7/24/12)

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

+45.95% - America's Got Talent (vs. It's Worth What?/America's Got Talent)
+11.11% - NY Med (vs. Combat Hospital)
-12.50% - Hotel Hell (vs. MasterChef)
-14.29% - MasterChef (vs MasterChef)
-33.33% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Shedding for the Wedding (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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; 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," 0.7/3; "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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

·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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