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[08/14/15 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Charts with NFL Boost
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/13/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local NFL pre-emptions, fast nationals for all networks are inflated.]

CBS (6.615 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "Mom" (6.462 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), another "Mom" (6.370 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "Big Brother 17" (7.743 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "Under the Dome" (5.687 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

NBC (5.862 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Food Fighters" (5.195 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "Dateline NBC" (6.196 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

Next up was ABC (4.415 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its trio of "The Astronaut Wives Club" (4.579 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Mistresses" (4.332 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and "Rookie Blue" (4.334 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.715 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up a new "Boom!" (3.355 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and a repeat "Bones" (4.075 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

And finally, a new "Beauty and the Beast" (1.661 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a repeat "Arrow" (1.432 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) closed out the evening on The CW (1.547 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.3 and a 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
150.00% - Beauty and the Beast
83.33% - Mistresses
75.00% - Under the Dome
50.00% - The Astronaut Wives Club
50.00% - Boom!
33.33% - Rookie Blue
33.33% - Food Fighters
27.27% - Dateline NBC
20.00% - Big Brother 17

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+133.33% - Under the Dome (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+125.00% - Boom! (vs. Sleepy Hollow (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Astronaut Wives Club (vs. The Quest)
+20.00% - Food Fighters (vs. Hollywood Game Night (Repeat))
+10.00% - Mistresses (vs. Rookie Blue)
+9.09% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Last Comic Standing)
-11.11% - Rookie Blue (vs. NY Med)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/14/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local NFL pre-season preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC are approximate.]

CBS (5.482 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) claimed top honors on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.666 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "The Millers" (5.967 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Big Brother 16" (6.392 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "Elementary" (3.237 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

NBC (4.511 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) then was a close second place with a repeat "Hollywood Game Night" (3.794 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) followed by the two-hour season finale of "Last Comic Standing" (4.870 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Next up was ABC (4.447 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "The Quest" (2.760 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Rookie Blue" (5.063 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and the season finale of "NY Med" (5.518 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.044 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a repeat "Sleepy Hollow" (1.726 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and the season finale of "Gang Related" (2.362 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.540 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "The Originals" (0.515 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.527 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 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Originals" a 0.2 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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.4/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.4/7; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· 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 Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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