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[07/12/13 - 08:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen," "Big Brother" Share Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, july 11, 2013)

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

CBS (6.003 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday thanks to repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.957 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "Two and a Half Men" (6.724 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) plus a new "Big Brother 15" (6.148 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T1) and a rebroadcast of "Elementary" (4.522 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Sharing the demo crown was FOX (4.018 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) with a repeat of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.929 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) followed by an original "Hell's Kitchen" (5.107 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T1).

Next up was NBC (3.825 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a repeat of "The Winner Is" (3.461 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) alongside a new "The Winner Is" (3.905 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and the premiere of "Hollywood Game Night" (4.110 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.575 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "Wipeout" (3.902 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Motive" (4.639 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Rookie Blue" (5.185 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.615 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.518 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.566 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 0.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 6/27/13)
0.00% - Wipeout (vs. 6/27/13)
-9.09% - Rookie Blue (vs. 6/27/13)
-11.11% - Motive (vs. 6/27/13)
-50.00% - The Winner Is (vs. 6/17/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Winner Is (vs. Saving Hope)
+66.67% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The Choice)
+8.33% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
-10.00% - Wipeout (vs. Duets)
-23.08% - Big Brother 15
-23.08% - Rookie Blue (vs. Rookie Blue)
-52.94% - 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," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.4/2 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) 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) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

· 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/12/12):

CBS (7.07 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) pulled in front on Thursday with the return of "Big Brother 14" (7.09 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2). Bookending said premiere were repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.00 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3), another "The Big Bang Theory" (9.00 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "Person of Interest" (5.62 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

ABC (5.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Duets" (4.75 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "Wipeout" (5.60 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) and "Rookie Blue" (4.78 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

Next up was FOX (3.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "Take Me Out" (3.00 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) followed by the season finale of "The Choice" (3.01 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.43 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "The Office" (2.07 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Parks & Recreation" (1.69 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) plus originals from "Saving Hope" (3.18 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (5.24 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.86 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and a second "The Vampire Diaries" (0.72 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (0.79 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounding out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
+25.00% - Saving Hope
0.00% - Wipeout
0.00% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Duets
-7.69% - Take Me Out
-25.00% - The Choice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Love Bites)
+33.33% - The Choice (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+30.77% - Wipeout (vs. Expedition Impossible)
+13.04% - Big Brother 14
-7.14% - Rookie Blue (vs. Rookie Blue)
-25.00% - Take Me Out (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-44.44% - Duets (vs. Wipeout)
-47.37% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/30 Rock (Repeat))

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," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; 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," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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 0.8/3 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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