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[08/28/13 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Makes It Six Wins in a Row for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, august 27, 2013)

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

NBC (6.797 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat for the sixth consecutive Tuesday with a rebroadcast of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.328 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (8.531 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

FOX (4.007 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then snagged the silver with its mainstay "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.007 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.543 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.752 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) alongside a repeat "Body of Proof" (3.125 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.507 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) was out of the demo hunt with repeats of "NCIS" (8.380 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.035 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Person of Interest" (5.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.277 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.205 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and a new "Capture" (1.074 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) closed out the evening on The CW (1.658 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 0.7 and a 0.8 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+8.33% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Capture
-15.38% - Extreme Weight Loss

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+350.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+100.00% - Capture (vs. The Next (Repeat))
+57.14% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Various (Repeats))
+18.92% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/NBC News Special)
-38.10% - 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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 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; "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 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 0.3/2 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 (8/28/12):

FOX (5.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) snagged the top demo spot on Tuesday thanks to a season high from "MasterChef" (6.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1). Leading off the night was a repeat of "MasterChef" (3.51 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3).

NBC (8.15 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) nevertheless was the most-watched network with a two-hour "America's Got Talent" (9.53 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and an "NBC News Special" (5.39 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (6.23 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (8.19 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.17 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) plus its "CBS News Special" (3.32 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) was out of the hunt with its lineup of "The Middle" (3.43 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Last Man Standing" (3.05 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Happy Endings" (2.21 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (1.84 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and an "ABC News Special" (2.34 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (0.74 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "The Next" (0.57 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.65 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 0.3 rating while "The Next" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - MasterChef
-4.00% - America's Got Talent

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

+250.00% - MasterChef (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+14.29% - America's Got Talent (vs. It's Worth What?/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," 2.1/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.5/4; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/3 with an encore.

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

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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