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[09/05/13 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Leads FOX to Fourth Consecutive Demo Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, september 4, 2013)

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

FOX (5.171 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) lead the demo charge on Wednesday with a new "MasterChef" (4.863 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) and a second "MasterChef" (5.480 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3).

NBC (6.519 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the top overall draw with a repeat of "America's Got Talent" (6.150 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), a new "America's Got Talent" (9.890 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and the penultimate "Camp" (3.517 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Next up was CBS (5.681 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a new "Big Brother 15" (0.000 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (0.000 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (0.000 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.807 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up second runs of "The Middle" (3.963 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13), another "The Middle" (3.921 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "Modern Family" (3.852 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), another "Modern Family" (3.488 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and the season finale of "The Lookout" (3.810 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.149 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Supernatural" (0.930 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (1.039 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 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Lookout
+11.11% - Camp
+10.00% - Big Brother 15
+4.55% - America's Got Talent
-5.00% - MasterChef - 8:00
-12.50% - MasterChef - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - MasterChef - 9:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+35.71% - MasterChef - 8:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+11.11% - The Lookout (vs. ABC News Special)
+4.76% - Big Brother 15
-73.56% - America's Got Talent (vs. Sunday Night Football)
-88.51% - Camp (vs. Sunday Night Football)

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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5..

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

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


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/5/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

NBC (20.57 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.2, #1) overshadowed the competition on Wednesday with its coverage of "NFL Kickoff 2012" (14.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.5, #2) and the return of "Sunday Night Football" (21.81 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.7, #1).

FOX (4.14 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and CBS (5.06 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) split the silver as the former offered up the Tuesday-bound "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.14 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

The Eye then offered up its mix of "Big Brother 14" (6.09 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Criminal Minds" (5.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and a "CBS News Special" (3.94 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was ABC (3.61 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) with repeats of "The Middle" (4.55 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Suburgatory" (3.28 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Modern Family" (3.78 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), another "Suburgatory" (2.97 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and an "ABC News Special" (3.54 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.96 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with a new "Oh Sit!" (1.14 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat of "Supernatural" (0.78 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Oh Sit!" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Oh Sit!
-8.70% - Big Brother 14
-12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+330.69% - Sunday Night Football (vs. Minute to Win It/America's Got Talent/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+323.08% - NFL Kickoff 2012 (vs. Minute to Win It)
+12.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Buried Treasure/Buried Treasure (Repeat))
-20.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
-25.00% - Big Brother 14

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," 2.8/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.6/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.2/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.2/7; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/7 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" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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