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[09/04/13 - 08:22 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Extends NBC's Win Streak to Seven
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, september 3, 2013)

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

NBC (7.119 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with a rebroadcast of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.461 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) followed by a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (8.948 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

FOX (4.132 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the number two draw with its mainstay "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.132 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.722 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with the season finale of "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.948 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) alongside a repeat of "Body of Proof" (3.272 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.968 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up repeats of "NCIS" (8.813 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.618 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Person of Interest" (5.474 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.566 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.369 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), a second "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.053 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and a new "Capture" (0.920 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 1.0 and a 1.0 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Extreme Weight Loss
+4.55% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-25.00% - Capture

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.85% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Various (Repeats))
+50.00% - Capture (vs. The Next (Repeat))
+27.78% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/NBC News Special)
-50.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Hell's Kitchen/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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

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

· 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" (1.2/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49) 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 0.4/3 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 (9/4/12):

FOX (6.27 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday thanks to the penultimate weeks of "Hell's Kitchen" (6.05 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "MasterChef" (6.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

NBC (7.51 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was the most-watched network with a two-hour "America's Got Talent" (8.60 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) followed by an "NBC News Special" (5.33 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (7.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and its "CBS News Special" (3.22 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.69 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up second runs of "The Middle" (3.73 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Last Man Standing" (2.95 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Happy Endings" (2.35 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (1.92 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and an "ABC News Special" (2.59 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, encores of "Hart of Dixie" (0.82 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "The Next" (0.47 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.64 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.5 rating while "The Next" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-3.57% - MasterChef
-4.17% - America's Got Talent
-16.67% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 8/27/12)

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

+237.50% - MasterChef (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+212.50% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+15.00% - 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," 2.4/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.5/4; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.4/6; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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