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[07/19/13 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," Repeats Put CBS in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, july 18, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (5.952 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) took home top honors on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.107 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (6.088 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Big Brother 15" (6.667 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Elementary" (4.593 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

FOX (3.862 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a close second place with a repeat of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.016 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and an original "Hell's Kitchen" (4.708 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2).

Next up was ABC (4.660 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its lineup of "Wipeout" (4.169 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Motive" (4.614 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Rookie Blue" (5.200 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.816 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up an encore of "The Winner Is" (3.653 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) plus originals from "The Winner Is" (3.892 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and "Hollywood Game Night" (3.902 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

And finally on The CW (0.653 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5), rebroadcasts of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.755 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.551 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) 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 "Beast" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Wipeout
+15.00% - Big Brother 15
+10.00% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Motive
-7.69% - Hollywood Game Night
-10.00% - The Winner Is

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+90.48% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. New Girl (Repeat)/New Girl (Repeat))
+80.00% - The Winner Is (vs. Saving Hope)
+71.43% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+22.22% - Wipeout (vs. Duets)
+4.55% - Big Brother 15
-21.43% - Rookie Blue
-50.00% - Motive (vs. Wipeout)

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; 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," 0.8/4; "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 1.1/4 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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/19/12):

CBS (6.53 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was Thursday's top draw in total viewers and demos thanks to its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.89 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (7.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Big Brother 14" (6.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Person of Interest" (5.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

ABC (4.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with the season finale of "Duets" (4.48 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) followed by originals from "Wipeout" (5.04 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Rookie Blue" (4.99 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

Next up was FOX (2.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with the penultimate week of "Take Me Out" (3.13 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) alongside repeats of "New Girl" (2.41 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and a second "New Girl" (2.25 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.73 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) was out of the hunt with repeats of "The Office" (2.01 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Parks & Recreation" (1.62 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) followed by new episodes of "Saving Hope" (2.99 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.39 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.74 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "The L.A. Complex" (0.53 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (0.64 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 while "Complex" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Take Me Out
0.00% - Saving Hope
-5.88% - Wipeout
-10.00% - Duets
-15.38% - Big Brother 14
-41.67% - Rock Center With Brian Williams

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Wipeout (vs. Expedition Impossible)
+16.67% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Love Bites)
-12.00% - Big Brother 14
-25.00% - Take Me Out (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-41.18% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/30 Rock (Repeat))
-50.00% - Duets (vs. Wipeout)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

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; "Nightline," 1.0/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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