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[07/04/14 - 08:53 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Hold Onto Top Demo Spot
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/3/14):

CBS (4.939 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday thanks to its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.619 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "The Millers" (4.659 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "Big Brother 16" (5.116 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "Elementary" (4.062 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

FOX (3.411 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was a close second place with originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (4.212 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "Gang Related" (2.610 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Next up was NBC (2.598 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with an encore of "Undateable" (2.322 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) followed by new episodes of "Undateable" (2.382 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), another "Undateable" (2.178 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), yet another "Undateable" (2.152 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Last Comic Standing" (3.278 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.472 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up fresh installments of "Black Box" (3.657 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), "Rookie Blue" (5.108 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "NY Med" (4.652 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.493 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "The Originals" (0.412 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) on The CW (0.452 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Originals" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/3 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" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/1 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 (7/4/13):

NBC (6.560 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) took home the top holiday honors on Thursday with its two-hour "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (7.097 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) followed by an abbreviated rebroadcast of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (5.488 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

CBS (4.332 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then snagged the silver with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.407 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (4.222 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Person of Interest" (4.076 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Elementary" (4.104 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was FOX (1.831 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with encores of "Hell's Kitchen" (1.870 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and another "Hell's Kitchen" (1.793 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.199 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up repeats of "Wipeout" (2.038 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Motive" (2.027 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Rookie Blue" (2.532 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.630 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.465 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.547 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
None.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (vs. The Office (Repeat)/Parks & Recreation (Repeat)/Saving Hope)

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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

·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" (1.1/4 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" (0.4/2 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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