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[08/21/13 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos for Fifth Straight Week
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, august 20, 2013)

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

NBC (6.747 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top draw for the fifth consecutive Tuesday thanks to a rebroadcast of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.538 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (8.351 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

FOX (3.751 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then took home a distant second place with its weekly "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.751 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) coverage.

Next up was ABC (3.421 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.692 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) alongside a repeat "Body of Proof" (2.879 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.282 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (7.685 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.986 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Person of Interest" (5.176 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

And finally, The CW (1.644 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening with its lineup of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.265 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.240 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Capture" (1.035 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 0.9 and a 0.9 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Capture
+18.18% - Extreme Weight Loss
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-7.69% - So You Think You Can Dance
-8.33% - America's Got Talent

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+100.00% - Capture (vs. The L.A. Complex)
+73.33% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Various (Repeats))
+18.92% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/Go On (Repeat)/Animal Practice (Repeat))
-36.84% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef (Repeat)/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," 2.4/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; 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," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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 with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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 (8/21/12):

NBC (7.86 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) held onto top honors on Tuesday with a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (9.64 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) followed by encores of "Go On" (4.85 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "Animal Practice" (3.74 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

FOX (4.66 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was a close second with a repeat of "MasterChef" (3.42 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) followed by an original "MasterChef" (5.90 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (7.15 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its second run mix of "NCIS" (8.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.11 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "The Mentalist" (6.28 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (3.25 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Last Man Standing" (2.92 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Happy Endings" (2.12 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (1.72 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and a new "NY Med" (4.01 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.88 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a new installment of the Monday-bound "The L.A. Complex" (0.59 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) 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):
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - NY Med
0.00% - The L.A. Complex
-7.41% - America's Got Talent

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

+220.00% - MasterChef (vs. Glee (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+19.05% - America's Got Talent (vs. It's Worth What?/America's Got Talent)
0.00% - NY Med (vs. Combat Hospital)
0.00% - 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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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